Britons wishing to holiday abroad in Europe will have to pay a post-Brexit fee from the end of next year.
Holidaymakers from the United Kingdom who wish to travel to countries within the European Union must apply for a new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS).
ETIAS, which is similar to the Esta visa waiver scheme in the United States, will give Britons prior permission for visa-free travel.
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But it comes at a small price.
The British have to register their details and pay a fee of € 7, around £ 6, before they travel.
The system will make an automatic assessment and authorization should be given automatically.
However, according to the European Commission, it can take up to 30 days before the travel permit is granted in special cases where additional security checks are needed.
Once the approval is approved, it will be valid for three years, or until your passport expires.
Officials at the EU border will ask for proof of ETIAS approval along with the usual travel documents.
The European Commission has confirmed that the scheme, which only covers short stays of up to 90 days, is set to be in place by the end of 2022.
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It was expected to take effect earlier this year but has been delayed due to the pandemic.
An official launch date has not yet been given.
Britons will be able to apply to apply online or via an app on their phone.
According to Which? The ETIAS visa waiver will apply to Britons traveling to all the states of the Schengen area, including France, Spain, Germany, Portugal and Italy, as well as micro-states outside the Schengen area such as Andorra and Monaco.
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