UK and Switzerland sign citizens’ rights agreement
The rights of UK and Swiss nationals in both countries have been guaranteed after the UK leaves the EU, as Minister Chris Heaton-Harris and Swiss counterpart State Secretary Mario Gattiker signed an agreement in Bern, Switzerland.
The Swiss citizens’ rights agreement will protect UK nationals resident in Switzerland, and Swiss nationals resident in the UK when we leave the European Union.
It will allow people to continue contributing to their communities and living their lives much as they do now.
The agreement will give people more certainty about important rights including residence, working, healthcare, pensions, benefits, and recognition of qualifications.
It will ensure that citizens are clear what their rights are, in both a deal or no deal scenario. ■