On 31 January 2020 at 11 pm the UK exited the EU. From that date, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union and is considered a third country. However, during the agreed transition period (until 31 December 2020), British citizens and their families have the same right to live, work, claim benefits, and access healthcare in the EU as they had before. British and Irish citizens have the additional protection of the Common Travel Area between Britain and Ireland which will continue after the UK leaves the EU.
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