THE EU CONFIRMS THE UK IS ELIGIBLE FOR ETIAS
According to EU sources reviewed by etiasvisatoeu.com, the United Kingdom will be one of the nations requiring people to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. “In response to the issue of whether UK people will be eligible for ETIAS, the answer is that ETIAS will apply to UK nationals.”
When it is deployed in November 2023, the system will be open to British people.
ETIAS will be available exclusively to UK passport holders visiting the European Union or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) nations for tourism or business, as well as those transiting through an EU or EFTA member state on their way to another destination.
ETIAS will provide travel authorization to UK citizens for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
However, British passport holders who want to work, reside, or study in an EU nation are not eligible for an ETIAS visa waiver. In these circumstances, the individual must apply for the necessary visas and permits from the nation to which they are travelling.
IN WHICH CASES DO UK CITIZENS NEED ETIAS?
According to etiasvisatoeu.com, and in compliance with EU legislation, the United Kingdom has become the newest country to join the club of visa-exempt nations that can visit the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a row.
This also implies that, beginning in November 2023, inhabitants of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will not only be eligible for, but will also require, the ETIAS in order to secure proper entry to the Schengen region.
To enter any EU or EFTA member country (except the Republic of Ireland) for a short-term visit without a visa, all travellers with a UK passport will be required to register their details online with the system.
Tourism is expected to be the primary motivation for British visitors to use the ETIAS system. As a result, even after Brexit, UK visitors will continue to pay to the EU budget.