Brexit - United Kingdom


The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. In 2020 the EU and the UK reached an agreement on their new partnership. It sets out the rules that apply between the EU and the UK as of 1 January 2021.

New rules for the EU and the UK

The EU and UK negotiators reached an agreement on 24 December 2020. This agreement sets out the rules on the new partnership between the EU and UK that apply from 2021. The rules cover areas such as:

  • travel and border controls
  • trade in goods, such as flowers and food
  • security, such as agreements on cooperation to combat crime and terrorism.

Read more about the new EU-UK partnership in documents from the European Commission.


  • Dutch citizen living in the UK? Find more information here, including questions and answers.
  • British citizen living in the Netherlands? Find more information here, including questions and answers.
  • You can read more on the impact of Brexit on higher education and research here.
  • Doing business in the UK? Find information regarding Brexit on the 'country page' (in Dutch) for the UK on the website of the Dutch Enterprise Agency. Information for businesses is also available via the Brexit Desk.