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EU Transition Business Guidance

Now the UK has left the EU single market and customs union, new rules from 1 January 2021 will affect businesses, as well as travel to and from the EU.

At Visit Kent, we will continue to lobby for our tourism industry and ensure that the voices of our businesses are heard by the Government through our position on the Tourism Industry Emergency Response (TIER) Group that meets regularly to discuss both Brexit and the Covid19 Pandemic. We're also working closely with VisitBritain and local partners to ensure that we're all communicating positive and consistent messaging to our visitors, across Europe and the rest of the world.

Our consumer messaging will, of course, align with the guidance being shared by KCC. Regarding more specific advice to visitors we will encourage a “know before you go” approach, urging people to check information before travelling. We will be emphasising that many transport routes across the county will be unaffected and, barring any Covid security measures, Kent will be open to visitors.

In the event of a disruption to the transport network, businesses and residents should visit the below social media sites for up to date information and travel advice:

This page provides links to the Government guidance by sector and then broken down by business activity. 

  • CLICK HERE for the Government's official site to guide businesses through the transition period is here 
  • CLICK HERE for links to additional support available as well as relevant research

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE BY SECTOR:

  • Guidance for the tourism sector from January 2021

    CLICK HERE to access the guidance document including info on:

    Visit the UK
    Visiting Europe
    Your Employees
    Your Data
    Your Organisation and Services
    Movement of Goods

  • Guidance for the arts, culture and heritage sectors from January 2021

    CLICK HERE to access the guidance document including info on:

    Your employees
    Your data
    Visiting Europe
    Your business and services
    Movement of goods
    EU Funding
    Recruiting from outside the UK
    Global Talent Visa

  • Guidance for the creative industries sector from January 2021

    CLICK HERE to access the guidance document including info on:

    Your employees
    Your data
    Visiting Europe
    Your organisation and services
    Movement of goods
    EU Funding
    Recruiting from outside the UK

  • Guidance for the sports and recreation sector from January 2021

    CLICK HERE to access the guidance document including info on:

    Your employees
    Your data
    Visiting Europe
    Movement of goods (including sports equipment) and horses
    Funding

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE BY BUSINESS ACTIVITY:

OPERATIONS

  • Check what documents you need to run bus or coach services in EU countries
  • Get permission to take creative, cultural and sports goods into and out of the EU for business
  • Apply for licence for exporting cultural goods out of the UK
  • Get ready to move goods between or through common transit countries including the EU
  • Get an EORI number that starts with GB to move your goods into or out of the EU

    This process takes up to a week and you will not be able to move your goods into or out of the EU without an EORI number.

    CLICK HERE

  • Moving goods between or through common transit countries including the EU
  • Check how to label food if you're selling it in the UK or EU

    You risk not being able to sell goods in the EU if they're labelled incorrectly.

    CLICK HERE

  • Check the rules, tax and duty rates for exporting to the rest of the world

    You risk not being able to export your goods if you do not follow the rules.

    CLICK HERE

HR SUPPORT

  • Check if you’ll need a licence to employ workers from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein
  • Check if your employees need a visa or work permit and that they meet professional requirements for the country they’re going to

    This guidance will help if you, or a member of staff, intend to travel to the EU for work purposes.

    CLICK HERE

  • Encourage your employees to check if they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

YOUR VISITORS

  • Guidance for EU, EEA & Swiss visitors travelling to the UK from 1st Feb
  • Check if you need to change your contract to keep accessing personal data from the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein

    You'll need to be aware if you store or use data of visitors from EU.

    CLICK HERE

Visit Kent Business
For all general enquiries, please contact the team via email

Postal Address:
10 Best Lane,
Canterbury,
Kent
CT1 2JB