UK strikes deal allowing artists to tour EU without a visa
Thanks to a new deal struck between the UK and EU member nations, UK musicians will once again be able to participate in “short-term” tours in nineteen of the European Union’s member states, without having to first obtain a visa.
Guest post by Ian Courtney of Celebrity Access.
LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — UK musicians and performers will be able to participate in “short-term” tours in 19 member states of the European Union.
The news, announced by the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, said that artists and their support staff will be allowed to tour without first obtaining a visa.
While the announcement did not provide information on how long a ‘short-term’ tour could be, a spokesperson told the European News the final determination would be up to the host nation though several are allowing visits of up to three months.
As well, EU negotiators are in talks with the remaining EU member states to pave the way for visa and permit free touring and calling on them to align their travel protocols to match the UK’s rules, which allow touring performers and support staff to come to the UK for up to three months without a visa.
The 19 countries covered by the agreement include Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden.Subscribe to CelebrityAccess Here