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The Common Travel Area (CTA)

25 October 2017
Negotiations phase 1: The bill, citizens and Ireland

The Common Travel Area (CTA)

Brexit and the end to EU freedom of movement in the UK calls into question the future functioning of the British-Irish Common Travel Area, and the broad range of rights Irish citizens currently enjoy in the UK, including the right to work and live, and vice versa.

All agree: Both the UK and EU agree on the need to preserve the rights conferred by the British-Irish CTA. Legal obstacles remain, but these should be relatively easy to overcome given the political consensus