With Brexit around the corner and the uncertainties which follow, it was now or never to take the leap and venture off into the continent.
News is spreading that new Travel Authorisations will be put into place, visitors from outside of the EU including the United Kingdom will be required to register for a Visa to visit mainland Europe.
This is called the European Travel Information Authorisation System (ETIAS) Much like the US – Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) applicants will be required to provide personal biometric details such as name, address, employment as well as security checks.
Whilst negotiations take place, UK citizens are still kept on their feet as to whether they exempt from applying for the ETIAS or not.
From now until March 2019 it is best to enjoy the current benefits we hold such as free right of movement between European countries, reduced cost for medical treatment and affordable EU mobile phone roaming to name a few…
Here is a timeline of the proposed ETIAS – you can learn more here.
Currently under negotiation ETIAS is expected to have be passed and in place by 2021 with a validity of up to 3 years and costing £6.
Understanding that this post is very brief, I was just sharing with you my findings on the ETIAS system.
Until later announcements are revealed on whether we will be exempt from this or not (although likely we will be) I thought I’d share.
I’m curious to know how this will affect you?
In this post I’ve included some links.
Will we? Won’t we? What do you think?