POLL: Should British tourists pay to holiday in the EU after Brexit? | Travel News | Travel

In 2025, British tourists will have to pay to travel to the EU. The ETIAS scheme has been introduced to protect the EU’s borders and will see non-EU citizens pay a small fee to visit the bloc. 

Although ETIAS was expected to be introduced in 2023, the start of the scheme has now been delayed until 2025. Applications will be made on an online system.

Applying for ETIAS authorisation will cost seven euros (£6.02) and the ETIAS will be valid for three years. Even with an ETIAS, British tourists will still only be able to stay in the EU for 90 out of every 180 days. 

Leading holiday destinations such as Spain and France will all be covered under the scheme and it’s expected that some Britons might decide they no longer want to visit the EU. 

Would a fee stop you travelling to the EU for a holiday? Vote in our Express.co.uk poll and share your views in the comments. 

It’s expected that most ETIAS applications will be approved within half an hour but in rare cases, Britons may have to attend an interview. 

Applicants under the age of 18 and over the age of 70 are exempt from paying the fee. Family members of EU citizens are also exempt. 

The ETIAS will cover all the countries within the Schengen Zone which now also includes Croatia.

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