Under European Union law, nationals of European Economic Area Member States other than British and Irish nationals have the right to enter and reside freely in Ireland (and had the same right in the United Kingdom when it was a member of the EU). You must have a valid travel document, passport or identity card to enter the CTA and travel between Ireland and the UK.  The “Swiss Service Provider” line will open its doors in December 2020 and is expected to continue until 31 December 2025. The route allows authorised service providers to travel to the UK to perform either eligible contract for up to 90 days per calendar year. Irish and British citizens have the right to live, travel, work and study in the common travel area. Irish and British citizens have the right to live, travel, work and study at CTA. The rights of Irish citizens have been recognised in the UK Immigration and Social Security (Exit from the EU) Act 2020. If you are an Irish citizen with the rights under the CTA agreements, you do not need to be allowed to work to travel to the UK, to work, but you can apply for permission if you wish. The UK Border Force does not carry out routine immigration checks on travellers (regardless of nationality) entering the UK from another part of CTA.  However, since the Channel Islands are exempt from VAT, the BRITISH border force carries out selective customs checks on travellers arriving from that country. “Today`s agreement provides a platform to strengthen cooperation on immigration, including joint measures to protect CTA from abuse, by preventing potential immigration perpetrators from travelling to Ireland and the UK. Minister Green said: “This agreement will help us quickly reject those with bad immigration documents, identify asylum seekers and speed up the deportation process in cases where people have entered the joint travel area.” The benefits that CTA brings to travellers and the economies of our countries are well established, but they should not be exploited by those who are not allowed to be here. » NOTES TO EDITORS The Common Travel Area (CTA) includes Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
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