Now that Brexit happened, if someone from the EU wants to work in UK, do they need a Visa, Permit, or anything similar?
Not before the transition period ends (31 December 2020):
During this period, the UK will remain in both the EU customs union and single market.
That means, until the transition ends, most things will stay the same. This includes:
- Travelling to and from the EU (including the rules around driving licences and pet passports)
- Freedom of movement (the right to live and work in the EU and vice versa)
In addition, if you want to stay in the U.K. beyond Jan 2021, you will have to apply for “pre-settled” status which allows you to remain with short interruptions, and you can change this to “settled status” after being in the U.K. for five years, which allows you to leave and return within five years.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the U.K. enforced freedom-of-movement rules more strictly, like you have to actually work if you move to the U.K. to work, similar to other EU countries.