Is it ok to attend a conference on a tourist visa, or is it considered "unpaid work"?
I am going to a conference in England in December. As a French citizen, I wondered if I needed a visa, and found on this website https://visalist.io/united-kingdom/visa-requirements/france the following statement:
UK authorities can refuse visa-free entry to anyone who they believe is trying to enter for a purpose other than tourism. If you're planning to do paid or unpaid work, volunteer or get married, you need to get a visa before you travel.
Technically, I am going to England only "for work", so it is not tourism. But I am not going there to work for someone in England, whether paid or not.