Preparing Wales to leave the EU

Preparing Wales to leave the EU

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31st January 2020.

The UK will enter a transition period after that date until December 2020. The transition period was agreed to allow the UK and the EU to agree a deal on their future relationship.

During this period the majority of the current EU rules and trading arrangements remain in place with no significant changes in most areas. The current rules on trading with the EU will remain, as will the right to travel without visas to other EU countries.

EU citizens living in the UK will need to apply for Settled Status - see EU citizens – we want you to stay in Wales.

As a responsible government we have prepared for the UK’s exit from the EU, taking action to protect the interests of Wales and its people.

This website sets out advice for citizens, organisations and sectors across Wales about the steps that need to be taken in relation to Brexit and will be updated regularly.