The deal also says Northern Ireland lawmakers will get a vote on how closely they want to stay aligned with the E.U. after four years and that Northern Ireland will remain aligned with E.U. T he UK voted to leave the European Union on June 23rd, 2016 by a majority of 51.9 to 48.1 per cent, with a turnout of just under 72 per cent. For more details, see our Immigration to Ireland page. It could stay in the EU, and Scotland might leave the U.K. anyway. The intricacies of these visa laws are part of the reason why few people know how to stay in Europe … Iceland is part of the EU, and certain European visa restrictions apply when visiting. O n March 17, 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped Europe and the world, European Union leaders agreed to impose travel restrictions on most foreigners entering Europe to limit the spread of COVID-19. The next logical question would be, “what if I stay in Ireland for 10 days, leave for two weeks, come back and stay for 30 more days, etc?” Those restrictions were ultimately extended until July 1, 2020, when the European Union began welcoming back travelers from a short list of countries that had been approved by its leaders. You can also stay in Ireland if you’re unemployed and looking for work. To stay for longer than 90 days, you will have to get a visa or travel permit. As an EU/EEA citizen, once you’re here you are entitled to the same employment rights as Irish citizens and you may apply for any job. Employment. At the minute the EHIC card (the new name for the E1-11) still gives people in Northern Ireland access to healthcare while travelling in other EU countries. Again, that will … Ireland need to abide by whatever deal the EU negotiates. After Brexit, Northern Ireland continues to follow many EU rules, in particular the ones governing the trade in goods, meaning lorries can drive across the land border without being inspected. The plan, outlined in a seven-page document, would see Northern Ireland stay in the European single market for goods, but leave the customs union - resulting in new customs checks. Of course, I haven't even mentioned the largest elephant in this particular room - the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. While the EU countries of Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Cyprus are obliged to join but have not done so yet, Ireland and the United Kingdom have opted out of being in the Schengen Area. This uncertainty only feeds fears of what might happen on the island of Ireland.