New advice for musicians travelling in and out of the UK
Dover and the Eurotunnel are among the ports to be affected by CITES legislation
Notes in English / Notas en ingles
Musicians travelling in and out of the UK after 29 March need to be aware of the potential changes at border control, particularly in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
This was the advice given at a meeting of the CITES Sustainable Users Group (CSUG) in London on 12 March. In particular, musicians carrying items containing CITES-protected materials such as ivory should know:
- Dover, Holyhead, the Eurotunnel and Eurostar will not initially be able to act as ports with regards to CITES. Other routes would have to be used for the foreseeable future. A list of CITES-designated ports of entry and exit can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trading-cites-listed-species-through-uk-ports-and-airports-after-brexit
- Once Brexit has taken place, musicians will need a musical instrument certificate (MIC) to travel into or out of the UK , but since a ‘no deal’ on 29 March is still a possibility, they must be prepared to have paperwork that complies with such an outcome if they are out of the UK on that date.
For more information, and a series of useful links, please see the fuller original article: