It said: “EU law will stop applying to the UK at midnight on 29 March 2019 – certain entry and exit checks at the EU’s external border will be necessary. Goods entering the EU from the UK – in particular, of animal origin – may also be subject to customs controls and other related checks, controls and restrictions. Some licences and certificates, for example, drivers’ licences or pet passports, may also no longer be valid.”
It has also published more information on its contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit, identifying priority areas where measures could be necessary: residency and visa-related issues, financial services, air transport, customs, sanitary/phytosanitary rules, the transfer of personal data, and climate policy.
It has also made two legislative proposals – one to exempt UK citizens from visa requirements, and one on energy efficiency.