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Irish Government No-Deal Brexit CTA Guidance

  • 03-01-2019 7:20pm
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    The Common Travel Area is a long-standing arrangement between the UK
    and Ireland which means Irish citizens can move freely to live, work, and
    study in the UK on the same basis as UK citizens and vice versa. It is an
    arrangement that is valued on both islands.
    Both the Government of Ireland and the UK Government have committed to
    maintaining the Common Travel Area (CTA) in all circumstances. Under the
    CTA, Irish and British citizens move freely and reside in either jurisdiction
    and enjoy associated reciprocal rights and privileges including access to:
     employment
     healthcare
     education
     social benefits
     the right to vote in certain elections
    The CTA pre-dates Irish and UK membership of the EU and is not
    dependent on it. The CTA is recognised in Protocol 20 to the EU Treaties,
    which acknowledges that Ireland and the UK may continue to make
    arrangements between themselves relating to the CTA while fully respecting
    the free movement and other rights of EU citizens and their dependents.
    Protocol 20 will continue to apply to Ireland after Brexit.
    The work required to maintain the Common Travel Area and its associated
    reciprocal rights and privileges is at an advanced stage, both at home and
    bilaterally between Ireland and the UK, to ensure that all necessary
    provisions are made in both jurisdictions so that the CTA can continue to
    function effectively