British truckers urged to get passports stamped when exiting the EU
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British truckers have been urged to get their passports stamped on exit from the EU to “stop the clock” on the time they have spent within the European Union.
Since the end of the withdrawal agreement, UK citizens have been limited to 90 days visa-free travel within the EU during an 180 day period. As RHA policy director Duncan Buchanan points out, this also applies to lorry drivers.
The 90 in 180 days limit applies to lorry drivers. All UK drivers need to make sure they get passports stamped on exit from EU to „stop the clock” on days in the EU. UK operators need to watch this when scheduling drivers. There is no known „visa” solution for this. @RHAHeather https://t.co/kK6dOR1TAu
— Duncan Buchanan (@RHADuncanB) March 23, 2021
Therefore, Buchanan stresses that lorry drivers need to get their passports stamped when leaving the EU, as the passports will be used to determine how many days a driver has spent within the European Union. Drivers that don’t get a stamp or forget to ask for one could end up running out of the days allocated to them, making life difficult for both themselves and their employers.
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