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Touring Abroad

What you need to know

Touring, either with an orchestra or band or alone, presents its own set of challenges.

This section will guide you through how to apply for visas and work permits, what you need to know when travelling with your instrument and other issues that you need to be aware of when touring either in the UK or abroad.

The MU is lobbying hard to avoid a no deal Brexit and we hope that MPs will stop this from happening. It does, however, remain a real possibility. The DCMS has published a guide on touring Europe if there's a no deal Brexit, which we recommend members familiarise themselves with.

Related downloads

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Overseas Taxation Guide (PDF 124.37 bytes file opens in new window)

MU Fair Engagement Guide for Performing and Touring with Featured Artists 2019 (PDF 3.52 MB file opens in new window)