UK government launches a campaign before Brexit

The new campaign informs the public about specific actions they need to take to secure their rights and services in their host country.

A Pro EU protestor holds balloons opposite parliament in London, on September 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism on the same day that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by October 31.A Pro EU protestor holds balloons opposite parliament in London, on September 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism on the same day that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by October 31. (Source: AP/SITA)

The UK government launched a major information campaign urging UK nationals living in and travelling to the EU to take steps to get ready for Brexit on September 16. The country is expected to leave the EU on October 31.

“We are stepping up efforts to ensure Britons abroad are prepared for Brexit on October 31,” said UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, as quoted in a press release. “This campaign provides practical advice to the more than one million British people living in the EU, as well as British tourists and business travellers.”

Campaign on multiple channels

The information campaign will inform the UK nationals living in the EU about specific actions they need to take to secure their rights and services in their host country, including information on residency, health care, driving licences and passports.

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It will also encourage people travelling to the EU to make all necessary preparations by checking passports, buying travel insurance and checking driving licenses and pet passports, the British Embassy in Slovakia informed.

The campaign will use multiple channels, from Facebook posts to billboard posters in major towns and cities across Europe, urging people to take action ahead of October 31.

Visit the website

The British Embassy in Slovakia has already taken steps to inform the UK nationals over the past months, including information meetings offering question and answer sessions with members of the British and Slovak governments.

The new information campaign asks UK nationals to take action to prepare for Brexit by checking the Living in Slovakia Guide and:

  • Apply for residency
  • Check their passport is valid for travel

“Protecting the rights of UK nationals is an absolute priority as we leave the European Union,” said British Ambassador to Slovakia Andy Garth, as quoted in the press release, urging UK nationals to visit the website to find specific information about residency, health care, passports and driving permits in Slovakia.

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