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What Brits should know about the the EU’s €7 entry fee that starts in 2023

In less than a year from now, British nationals will face a new entry requirement in order to be able to enter the EU and Schengen countries.

British travellers will be obliged to apply for a document called ETIAS, which stands for the European Travel and Information Authorisation, before taking a trip to the EU and Schengen Area countries, (Ireland aside.)

Recently, Brits have been ‘bombarded’ with news regarding this document, many British tabloids calling it a visa, an ‘entry fee for Europe’, a ‘strict requirement’ and more.

What Are the Procedures for Obtaining an ETIAS as a British National?

The procedures for obtaining an ETIAS include going online at the ETIAS website (which hasn’t been launched yet) and completing a simple application form. This form contains questions regarding the identity of the traveller and some background security questions.

The traveller is required to upload his/her passport scan on the system and pay a small fee of 7 Euros at the end of the application. The whole procedure should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

More information will follow when the application website is launched.

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