The Council of the European Union has adopted on 9 April 2019 a regulation that allows UK nationals to enter and remain in the EU for tourism and business trips without a visa for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. The visa-free travel would apply even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

The exemption is conditional on the UK continuing to offer reciprocal regime for EU nationals travelling to the UK (as recently committed to).

The proposed regulation is yet to be passed by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union and published in the EU Official Journal to become effective.