A petition calling for Europe-wide visa free travel permits for touring professionals and artists has now received more than 250,000 Signatures. The UK has now officially left the European Union on 31st January last year and the EU trade agreement deal was finalised on 24th December, but it does not allow travel to the EU for short term visits without a visa for artists and musicians.
Industry Associations are calling for the Government to urgently look into this situation and the petition started by Tim Brennan states that “travel through the EU countless times a year on different tours and events, will become impossible due to cost and time if we do not have visa free travel.”
The UK government must now respond to the petition and parliament must consider it for a debate, as is a requirement of any petition that receives more than 100,000 signatures.
Written by: SachaIstreem