The EU has agreed that British citizens will still receive visa-free travel within the EU, even following a no-deal Brexit.
The new regulation will allow visa-free visits to EU member countries for up to 90 days.
The European Council has voiced that the agreement is reciprocal and so the UK has too agreed to allow EU citizens to enter the UK for short-stays, visa free.
However, according to reports, the British ambassador to the EU objected to wording within a footnote of the agreement stating that Gibraltar was “a colony of the British Crown”.
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A government spokesperson responded by stating that “Gibraltar is not a colony and it is completely inappropriate to describe in this way.”
A final statement from the spokesperson read that Gibraltar has a “mature and modern” relationship with the UK, which will not change after Brexit and “all parties should respect the people of Gibraltar’s democratic wish to be British.”
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