Sending staff to work in Europe – the latest position

The start of the ski season is imminent and for many tour operators this will be the first time they are sending staff to work in Europe since the end of the transition period.

There are new requirements tour operators will need to comply with and it is important to be familiar with the options available for entry and visa requirements. Tour operators who wish to send staff to work in an EU country will need to check the individual country’s immigration rules and specific visa requirements: in most cases, individuals will require work permits – the same as other nationals from outside the EU and the EEA. There are, however, exceptions in place through the ability to exercise rights under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the Withdrawal Agreement, which came into effect on 31 January 2020.

Writing for ABTA magazine, Travel Law Today, BLM employment solicitor Julie-Rose Helling provides further details on the current position.

Click here to read the article in full (pages 8-9).

Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to clients of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.