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british citizens are restricted to 90/180 rule?

are British citizens restricted to the any 90 days in a 180 day period rule?

I overstayed one time last year because I missed a flight so overstayed by 1 day.

this year I had a flight cancelled, overstayed for a whole week. ( passport was scanned going to the boarding gate, but on the way back out the guy said cancelled flight? then just glanced at the passport and never scanned it so maybe technically acording to the system I was still exactly 90days in 180

passport control never said anything both times?!?!?!?
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are British citizens restricted to the any 90 days in a 180 day period rule?

I overstayed one time last year because I missed a flight so overstayed by 1 day.

this year I had a flight cancelled, overstayed for a whole week. ( passport was scanned going to the boarding gate, but on the way back out the guy said cancelled flight? then just glanced at the passport and never scanned it so maybe technically acording to the system I was still exactly 90days in 180

passport control never said anything both times?!?!?!?
No. British citizens enjoy freedom of movement and therefore the rules applying to 3rd state nationals do not apply to British citizens. If and when Brexit ever actually happens, British citizens may, however, become subject to the 90/180 rule.
There are, however, rules about how long you can stay here without registering, i.e. as a tourist, but these rules are not enforced through passport control databases. Only entries/exits made by 3rd country nationals are registered by the border police.
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Old 28.07.2018, 09:32
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No. British citizens enjoy freedom of movement and therefore the rules applying to 3rd state nationals do not apply to British citizens. If and when Brexit ever actually happens, British citizens may, however, become subject to the 90/180 rule.
There are, however, rules about how long you can stay here without registering, i.e. as a tourist, but these rules are not enforced through passport control databases. Only entries/exits made by 3rd country nationals are registered by the border police.
Technically, yes. They are restricted as tourists to the rules. If they stay longer than the 90 days they should register.

But as you say, no one cares.
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Re: british citizens are restricted to 90/180 rule?

its really not enforced by passport control?
So what are they looking at on the screens when they scan a passport?

sometimes it's just been a quick glance at the screen, other times a few minutes with a seemingly puzzled look on the guys face.

surely they must see how long and how often I've been in the country and wouldn't be happy if I was overstaying a lot?

maybe they don't care if it's just the odd time but if it was fairly frequent surely they would wonder what I'm doing with my time in the country without residence or a job.

surely would get suspected of working in the black market?
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Re: british citizens are restricted to 90/180 rule?

With Schengen it is very easy to leave, and return to Switzerland without having your document scanned.
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With Schengen it is very easy to leave, and return to Switzerland without having your document scanned.
It's time in Schengen area, not time in CH that counts.
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its really not enforced by passport control?
So what are they looking at on the screens when they scan a passport?

sometimes it's just been a quick glance at the screen, other times a few minutes with a seemingly puzzled look on the guys face.

surely they must see how long and how often I've been in the country and wouldn't be happy if I was overstaying a lot?

maybe they don't care if it's just the odd time but if it was fairly frequent surely they would wonder what I'm doing with my time in the country without residence or a job.

surely would get suspected of working in the black market?
All that comes up on their screen is the data from the chip in your passport and the data thatís written on the passport including in the machine readable area. I think itís possible for the police to put an alert in the system if thereís a warrant for your arrest, but youíd surely have found that out if that were the case.
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