Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer on 25 May to Question 3150 on Theatre: EU Countries, what assessment his Department has made of the varying time limits placed on touring activities without needing visas or work permits offered by the 17 EU Member States.
We have always acknowledged that the end of freedom of movement would have consequences for touring musicians and performers. That is why, as the Secretary of State has said, we have moved at pace and with urgency to provide greater clarity about the current position, including working with our friends in EU Member States, to support the creative sectors tour in Europe with ease.
Member States are principally responsible for deciding the rules governing what work UK visitors can undertake in the EU, and we have spoken to every Member State. We have established musicians and performers do not need visas or work permits for short-term tours in at least 19 out of 27 Member States. This includes France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and many more. The length of tour permitted without a visa or permit varies across Member States. For many Member States it is for up to 90 days, which will capture the vast majority of tours.
We are continuing to speak to all Member States to encourage them to ensure their rules and guidance are clear and accessible. And we are now working closely with those Member States that do require visas or work permits for short-term tours to encourage them to adopt a more flexible approach, in line with the UK’s own rules which allow creative professionals to tour here easily. Formal approaches have been made to those Member States, and DCMS ministers will play an active role in discussions.
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04/10/2018 - Parliamentary Research
Found: attributable to the arts and crafts sectors. the EU: funding for the arts and cultural sector in the
2. Artist Visas
03/09/2019 - Parliamentary Research
Found: Number CDP-0208 (2019), 3 September 2019 Artist Visas By Hannah Wilkins Sue Holland Bess Jap Summary
Found: of 58
sectors referred to in the answer of 26 June 2017 to Question 239.
2. As the Government has already
4. Theatre Accessibility
05/06/2019 - Parliamentary Research
Found: Library Briefing Sally Dray | 5 June 2019 Theatre Accessibility QSD on 11 June 2019 This briefing
1. UK Musicians: EU Visa Arrangements
19/01/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement - Speech Link
2: consistent that, during the negotiations with the EU, we pushed for ambitious arrangements allowing performers - Speech Link
2. Oral Answers to Questions
04/02/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: progress his Department has made on delivering support for the culture and heritage sector through the - Speech Link
2: progress his Department has made on delivering support for the culture and heritage sector through the - Speech Link
3: progress his Department has made on delivering support for the culture and heritage sector through the - Speech Link
4: progress his Department has made on delivering support for the culture and heritage sector through the - Speech Link
3. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
10/03/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: [Relevant documents: Third Report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS - Speech Link
2: just how widespread the responsibilities of the Department are: from our rich coastal communities that rely - Speech Link
4. European Union Touring Visas
14/09/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: will not need visas or work permits for short-term tours in 19 European Union countries, what plans they - Speech Link
2: UK service providers can undertake without visas or work permits vary by country. We have published detailed - Speech Link
3: specialist services across European borders—in sport, travel, events, cultural and creative industries - Speech Link
5. Brexit: Movement of People in the Cultural Sector (European Union Committee Report)
15/05/2019 - Lords Chamber
1: which perhaps reflects the timeless nature of our culture.Throughout the inquiry, and following publication - Speech Link