Preparing for Brexit

The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.

The UK has left the EU. Take action now to get ready for new rules from 1 January 2021.

For more information about the UK transition visit

News and Updates

View all Government news updates here


Actions you can take now

Actions you can take now that do not depend on negotiations. 

Travelling to the EU

You can continue to travel to the EU as usual during the transition period.

From 1 January 2021 there will be new rules to travel to the EU, or to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

Check what you need to do to travel to Europe from 2021


Staying in the UK if you’re an EU citizen

Check if you need to apply to the settlement scheme if you or your family are from the EU, or from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

Check what you need to do to stay in the UK


Continue living and working in the EU

Living and working in an EU country depends on the rules in that country.

You may need to register or apply for residency. You should check that you’re covered for healthcare.

You may also need to exchange your UK driving licence for a licence issued by the EU country where you live.

Check what you must do in the country where you live


Businesses that import and export goods

From 1 January 2021 you will need to make customs declarations to move goods into and out of the EU. You should:

For more information visit the sites on Importing from the EU, exporting to the EU and trade with Northern Ireland:

Stay up to date

You can keep up to date with updates about Brexit by using the links below: