British holidaymakers will have to pay 7 euros to travel to EU countries after Brexit. The European Union has confirmed that while Brits won’t need a visa, they will have to buy a ‘travel pass’ to be able to enter the EU. To get this document UK citizens will need to pre-register for a three-year electronic visa waiver in a system, similar to the USA’s ESTA programme. It will cost 7 euros – today valued at about £6.30 – but will last for three years. The full information given reads: “The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will apply to United Kingdom nationals once union law on free movement of union citizens ceases to apply to them, as to other visa-free third country nationals”. The scheme doesn’t start until 2021 and affects many non-EU countries, including the UK when it leaves. At the moment anyone from a non-EU country has to apply for a visa to enter the EU, unless they are from a special list of 61 countries, which also includes the US, Japan and Australia. Nationals from these 61 countries can travel within the EU’s Schengen zone – the area where people can travel without border checks… Read full this story
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