British business travellers face a bewildering return to the EU - Nicolas Rollason quoted in the Financial Times

21 January 2021

Nicolas Rollason, partner and head of our Immigration team, was quoted in the Financial Times on 18 January 2021. Nick discusses the key factors that British business travellers will need to now consider as they go about their work travelling into EU countries, and the entry requirements and restriction variations that may affect this.

Companies will probably have to consult local lawyers in each country about what the entry requirements are,” he said.

Until people start travelling again, we won’t know how seriously each country’s immigration officers intend to take these rules. But he says that British travellers will probably have to get used to carrying proof of hotel bookings, evidence they can support themselves, and return tickets. This has long been standard practice for travellers coming into the EU from outside. “It’s ‘welcome to everyone else’s world’ when it comes to travelling,” he says.

The full article from the Financial Times can be read here.

Further information

Should you have an queries regarding the issues raised in this blog please contact Nick or any member of  our immigration team.


About the author

Nick Rollason heads our Immigration team and advises on all areas of UK immigration and nationality law. He has particular expertise in providing strategic advice to businesses on their global immigration needs. He is regularly consulted by the UK immigration authorities on proposed changes to the UK immigration rules and policy.


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