HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN EUROPE AFTER BREXIT?
UK passport holders, like other visa-exempt third-nationals, can stay in the Schengen zone for up to 90 days each 180-day period.
An accepted ETIAS authorization will be valid for three years, or until the British passport expires; British visitors will not need to apply each time they visit Europe.
Brexit and ETIAS are unrelated; ETIAS is not a result of Brexit. British passport holders, on the other hand, would not have needed the travel authorization if the UK had not left the European Union.
WHICH COUNTRIES WILL REQUIRE ETIAS AFTER BREXIT
ETIAS will be required for UK nationals to access Schengen Area countries. All Schengen countries accept the same ETIAS authorization. It may be used to travel to Europe by rail, road, ferry, or air, as well as to pass land and water borders.
After crossing an external Schengen border using ETIAS, a British person can roam freely across the borderless travel zone.
After Brexit, Gibraltar was accepted to become part of Schengen territory. As a result, ETIAS will very certainly be required to travel from the UK to Gibraltar following Brexit. This has not yet been confirmed.
TRAVELLING TO THE UK FROM THE EU AFTER BREXIT
The UK will shortly launch its own visa waiver programme, the UK ETA. EU residents will not require a visa to enter the UK for short holidays or business trips, but will require an electronic travel authorization.
The British government has said that the UK visa waiver will be implemented by 2025. The ETA will become a necessary admission criterion once the new system is implemented.
The UK ETA, like ETIAS, will be a digital system. Before travelling to the United Kingdom, visitors will apply online.
The number of persons turned away at the UK border increased during the first quarter of 2021. The UK visa waiver will assist lower these statistics by pre-screening visa-free travellers.
WHEN WILL TRAVEL TO EUROPE RESUME?
There was a short travel ban across Europe because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Non-EU citizens, including British citizens, were only permitted to enter EU nations for necessary purposes.
The European travel restriction is progressively being lifted as a result of successful vaccine campaigns in Europe and throughout the world. The EU Digital COVID certificate has made movement between EU states easy.
British citizens who have been completely vaccinated, tested negative for COVID-19, or have recovered from the virus are now permitted to travel specific tourist locations such as Spain and Portugal.
During COVID-19, Europe’s travel prohibitions and entrance restrictions are constantly evaluated. Before making travel plans, British citizens should verify that they have all of the most up-to-date information.