Following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, EU free movement rules no longer apply to travel between the UK and countries within the EU.
As a result, individuals who are travelling on business from the UK to the EU (or vice versa) will need to consider whether the nature of their travel is such that they are permitted to enter the country they are travelling to without a visa or work permit. Businesses will therefore need to be aware of the rules in each jurisdiction that govern business travel. These rules vary from country to country, and there are no blanket rules regarding business travel that apply across the EU. Business trips will need to be considered on a case by case basis.
To help businesses navigate these rules we have, with the assistance of leading lawyers from across the EU, put together an interactive map which sets out a high-level summary of the key rules in each jurisdiction relating to business travel, as well as some of the requirements and formalities that business visitors to each jurisdiction will have to comply with. Please note that, if an individual's business travel falls outside the scope of the business visitor rules summarised, they will need to consider whether a visa or work permit is required to undertake the travel. If you would like to discuss any of the information provided, or if you would like further information or advice relating to any specific business travel requirements for your business, please get in touch.