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Not So Fast! What Brexit Means for Border Crossers

Festive Season Travel At London Airports
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Britain’s split from the European Union is bringing a host of changes for people living in the region and traveling across the U.K.’s toughened borders. Much of the focus has been on how businesses will cope. Now, more than four years after the vote to leave the 27-nation bloc, Brexit reality is hitting home to ordinary people as well.

The end of the Brexit transition period, which followed the U.K.’s formal departure from the EU on Jan. 31, 2020, will affect tourists, business travelers, academics and students. While many of the new rules and guidelines are clear, others are less so and may be subject to change: