Hi all, I have a query which I can't find the answer to. Hopefully someone here can help.
I am a British citizen who every year or 18 months or so goes to southern Europe to cycle tour, typically for MORE than 90 days at any one time. With the new Brexit travel regulations this will no longer be possible. However, I just recently received my Italian passport and now have dual citizenship. The passport was issued here in the UK.
So my question is: if I leave the UK on my Italian passport, presumably I am no longer subject to the 90 days in 180 days rule right? Or am I missing something?
In the eyes of the UK government I am travelling on an EU passport so I will be able to come back into the UK whenever I like without triggering any duration-based legislation. In the eyes of the Italian government I am simply back in the EU.
Now considering there are no passport controls on land borders between France, Spain and Italy for example, what's to stop me making my way around these countries for as long as I like? Is there a loophole I'm missing? Any info would be greatly appreciated.