Here's why you may need a visa to visit France after Brexit

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British people will need to apply for a visa to visit France in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the French government has warned. 

President Emmanuel Macron and his administration are currently drafting laws to legislate in case the UK leaves the EU without a deal. 

Britain is due to leave the EU in March 2019 and a deal has yet to be agreed

Britain is due to leave the EU in March 2019 and a deal has yet to be agreed

In the draft laws put before the French senate, British citizens would require visa in order to visit France post-Brexit. 

So if you are planning a holiday to France after March 2019, you could need to add applying for a visa to your to do list. 

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Under the proposals British citizens living in France would have to apply for new documents to remain in the country – or else be deemed illegal immigrants. 

With the French government encouraging people to apply for 'carte de sejour’ residency permit. 

This comes despite Prime Minister Theresa May declaring the EU citizens living in Britain will keep their rights no matter what deal the country negotiates. 

The i reports that according to the drat bill, the French government will take ‘appropriate measures regarding the situation of UK citizens in France’.

While any British citizens working in the French civil service would lose the title of ‘official’ and could lose the right to work in public services. 

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Labour MP Owen Smith and champion of the anti-Brexit Best for Britain campaign group said: ‘The government has for over two years treated with contempt the future of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU.

‘Now this draft legislation from the French government shows us the scale of rights being ripped away from Brits by Brexit.

‘This nightmare mix of paralysing uncertainty and widespread damage must stop.

‘People need to know Brexit won’t get in the way of their lives, but as things stand that condition looks like too big an obstacle.’