Britons will have to start paying fees to enter some EU countries from next year, it has emerged.
From 2022, the EU requires Britons to pay € 7 per person and pre-register their details for approval each time they wish to enter certain European countries.
It comes as a spokesperson for the European Commission made disclosures to City AM today.
Which countries will ask the British to comply with the new EU travel conditions from 2022?
The prerequisites for entry will apply to countries in the European Travel Information and Authorization Scheme (ETIAS), which will include the UK from the end of 2022, alongside 61 other non-member countries of the EU.
Pre-registration replaces a full visa and, once approved, allows Britons to stay in the EU for up to 90 days.
According to the European Commission, the new measures will apply to travel to countries in the Schengen area, as well as Andorra and Monaco.
The countries which will fall under the ETIAS requirements will therefore be: Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, San Marino, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Malta, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Vatican City, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Germany and France.
Travel in France, more bureaucratic thanks to Brexit
In May, the British Embassy confirmed that British passport holders traveling to France will now have to waste time and money filling out Brexit-related documents.
The measure applies to private visits to friends and family in France, where travelers have not booked an Airbnb hotel or accommodation.
It was added to French law and requires Britons traveling to France to purchase a certificate at least a month before their trip – and it costs 30 euros.
According to The independent, the necessary document is called a “reception certificate” and can be obtained from local town halls (Town Hall).
The French civil service said this applied to “foreigners” who come to France as tourists for less than three months.
“This document is called certificate of acceptance and is drawn up by the person who will welcome it at his home during the stay in France,” said a spokesperson.
“The certificate is issued if the host meets certain conditions. “
These include passport details and insurance coverage of at least £ 26,000.
The agents then issue a document that must be sent to the traveler, for him to present on his arrival in France.
And roaming charges are back!
A month after the measure was announced, one of the UK’s largest mobile phone service providers announced the reintroduction of roaming charges for Britons traveling to the EU – and this was followed by other announcements from mobile phone companies such as Vodafone and Three in recent months.
The O2 announcement was made on the fifth anniversary of the British vote to leave the European Union.
O2 customers have been told they will be charged £ 3.50 for each gigabyte (GB) of data after 25 GB of use.
In an email, a customer was informed: “As your monthly UK data allowance is over 25 GB, you can still use your data in our Europe area.
“But now it has a 25 GB roaming limit. Once this limit is reached you will be charged an additional charge of £ 3.50 / GB. “
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