From January 2021, visas will be required for anyone with citizenship in a country outside the UK, as well as proof that the artist in question has £ 1,000, equivalent to SEK 12,600, in savings for performing in the UK. It reports the British music magazine NME.

The decision is met by criticism, including from Deborah Annetts, CEO of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

- We are deeply disappointed that the free movement of musicians and other artists from EU countries is being abolished, and we ask the UK Government to consider our proposal for a multi-entry visa and for two years, she says.