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Pro-Arts Petition Proposes Visa-Free Touring For UK Musicians Following Brexit

Andy Robertson

Pro-Arts Petition Proposes Visa-Free Touring For UK Musicians Following Brexit

28th December 2020 (Live for Live Music). After years of back-and-forth drama and debate, United Kingdom and European Union officials finally reached an agreement on a Brexit trade deal on Christmas Eve. With the U.K. officially set to leave the European Union on January 1st, professionals across several industries will be permitted to enter the E.U. for work purposes without a visa. Unfortunately for the arts industry, that won’t apply to touring musicians, as British artists hoping to tour Europe will now have to apply and secure work visas for each European country they want to perform in, making international touring that much more difficult.
Reporting by Tom Shackleford


Andy Robertson
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