Tens of millions of Britons travelling to the EU must pay €7 (£6.29) for visa-free journey from 2021, a Brussels chief has informed Sky Information.
The post-Brexit transfer was confirmed by European Fee President Jean Claude-Juncker.
Alongside the payment, UK residents might want to pre-register for the three-year digital visa waiver.
The small print of the detailed draft regulation protecting visa exemptions for UK residents travelling to the bloc says that “the European Journey Data and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will apply to United Kingdom nationals as soon as union legislation on free motion of union residents ceases to use to them, as to different visa-free third nation nationals”.
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The upkeep of visa-free journey for short-term visits to the EU, and by all EU residents to the UK has been heralded by the federal government and Prime Minister Theresa Might as one of many nice achievements of the political declaration agreed by EU leaders on the particular summit final month.
In an interview with Sky Information on the current G20 summit in Argentina, the PM was requested whether or not if the general public wished to keep away from the imposition of this cost MPs must vote down her deal.
Mrs Might mentioned on the time: “You are speaking about what is likely to be an implication of leaving the European Union, I’m speaking about having negotiated a deal that ensures that we will keep the nice relationship which are good for our residents throughout a complete vary of areas, it means we’re not a member of the EU so we will do our personal commerce offers around the globe, we will finish free motion as soon as and for all.”
The EU has already begun to implement the system which preauthorises the entry of residents from a particular listing of nations, who don’t require full visas.
“As soon as ETIAS enters into operation, all visa-exempt non-EU nationals who plan to journey to the Schengen space must apply by way of ETIAS,” a European Fee supply informed Sky Information.
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There had been some hopes privately in authorities and publicly from Conservative Brexit supporting MPs that the UK might negotiate an exemption from the brand new US-style preregistration and cost requirement.
Earlier recommendations that this scheme would apply had been dismissed as “Challenge Worry” by Brexiters.
The change wouldn’t have utilized if the UK had remained within the EU, and in addition is likely to be postpone if the transition interval is prolonged and EU legal guidelines on freedom of motion proceed to use to the UK.