Travel restrictions ease for British cultural groups touring EU

Travel restrictions ease for British cultural groups touring EU
Touring in the EU will be easier for British bands. Credit: Canva

In a major development for British cultural acts wishing to tour within the EU, regulations have now been adjusted to remove the strict limitations put in place following the UK's exit from the EU.

Since Brexit, touring companies were only allowed three stops per tour in the EU, but this restriction will be lifted by the end of this summer, making it possible for UK hauliers to make unlimited stops within the bloc, the BBC reported on Friday.

The British music industry welcomed the news, calling it "important progress for UK musicians and crew looking to tour the EU".


However, the new cabotage rules only apply to transport companies based both in the United Kingdom and in the European Union, meaning that many companies will still be excluded. Small businesses, in particular, will continue to face difficulties.

UK Music's chief executive, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, told the BBC that issues remain for the transport of goods or passengers.

He said UK Music would continue to work with the government to resolve this, as it is "vital that UK musicians and crew can tour and work freely in the EU".

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