The United Kingdom (UK) left the EU on 31 January 2020. This marked the beginning of the so-called «transition period» provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement, which ended on 31 December 2020. The trade agreement concluded with the UK as part of Switzerland's «Mind the Gap» strategy entered into force on 1 January 2021. The trade agreement transfers several relevant agreements with the EU to the relationship between Switzerland and the UK, including the Free Trade Agreement (1972).

Additional information (including FAQ) can be found on the websites of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Directorate for European Affairs (DEA). 

For further information on entry and residence in Switzerland and the United Kingdom in connection with Brexit, please contact the SEM website.