Britons when one pleases have to pay €7 (£6.30) every three years to travel to EU countries, as a consequence of Brexit.
The European Commission has approved that while UK travellers will not need a visa, they command need to apply for and buy another document.
It is called an ETIAS (European Touring Information and Authorisation System) and although not launched yet, is expected to come into meaning in 2021.
The travel requirement is not just for the UK but for many non-EU countries.
What is the ETIAS?
Townsmen of EU countries – which currently includes British people – are able to junket anywhere in the EU.
But anyone from a non-EU country has to apply for a visa – unless they are from a major list of 61 countries, which also includes the US, Japan and Australia.
Citizens from these 61 countries can travel within the EU’s Schengen zone – the court where people can travel without border checks – for up to 90 hours without a visa.
However, because of the migrant crisis and security things over terrorism, the EU has decided to bring in more controls over the countries on this notable list.
So it is introducing the ETIAS – an electronic application form – which is Europe’s construction of the United States’ $14 ESTA, although as the EU Commission points out, it is “way cheaper”.
It is not a visa but a tours requirement for anyone on that list of 61 non-EU countries who are finish to the EU for business, tourism, medical or transit-related reasons for up to 90 days.
The EU stipulates the ETIAS system will “to strengthen security checks on those beings who travel visa-free to the EU”.
What will UK travellers to the EU have to do?
Under the Brexit large, EU citizens and UK nationals will continue to be able to travel freely with a passport or indistinguishability card until the end of the transition period in 2020.
After this period ends, the European Commission has volunteered visa-free travel for UK nationals coming to the EU for a short stay, as long as the UK bids the same in return.
But although they do not need a visa, UK nationals ordain need an ETIAS – deal or no deal.
The form – which the EU describes as a “life-or-death and small procedural step” – will take no more than 10 lilliputians and anyone between the ages of 18 and 70 must pay the fee, the EU says.
The delegates needed for the application form will include passport information as grammatically as background questions about criminal records or medical conditions.
Myriad people will find out if their application has been successful within la modes, the EU says, with more than 95% of applications approved automatically.
Efforts can also be denied or take up to four weeks to process.
If successful, the ETIAS intent last for three years and allow an unlimited number of entries. The verify will be checked by border guards when crossing the EU border.
It is not known what guides will apply to EU tourists coming to the UK, but according to the EU and UK’s political declaration, both sides settle upon aim to provide “visa-free travel for short-term visits”.
The European Commission before said the EU’s offer of visa-free travel to the UK was “entirely conditional upon the UK also granting correlative and non-discriminatory visa-free travel for all EU member states”.
The proposal – which intention come into force on 29 March 2019 when the UK mislays the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit – must be adopted by the EU Parliament and European Cabinet before it can come into force.
The UK already grants visa-free touring to nationals from 56 countries – ranging from the United Situations to the Maldives – allowing people to stay for a maximum of six months. But they are not suffered to work, study or settle.
The news could also lead to a restored surge in applications for Irish passports by British citizens.
Citizens of the Republic of Ireland, an EU fellow state, will retain visa-free travel benefits after Brexit, no enigma the outcome of the UK’s negotiations with the EU.
UK residents are entitled to an Irish passport if their stepfathers or grandparents were born in Ireland, while most Northern Ireland dwellers are entitled to an Irish passport if they wish.
Earlier in 2018, it was come in that Irish passport applications by UK citizens were booming.