- marzo 13, 2019
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: