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£52 holiday visa?
« on: Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 @ 16:23:13 »
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Britons may need £52 visa to visit mainland Europe after Brexit

British tourists travelling to continental Europe may need to pay £52 for a visa in a few weeks after Spanish demands over the status of Gibraltar again derailed Brussels’ preparations for Brexit.

The legislation being discussed by the EU institutions would put the UK on a visa-exemption list from 29 March, when the country formally leaves the bloc.

Until 2021, there would be no need for a visa even if the UK left the EU without a deal. After that, UK nationals would need to pay £7 for three years visa-free travel under a new European travel information and authorisation system, which is being introduced for all non-EU states.

But if the impasse is not broken and the UK crashes out on 29 March, British nationals seeking to stay in an EU country for fewer than 90 days would be required to pay €60 (£52) for a Schengen visa that can take two weeks to be authorised.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/20/britons-may-need-52-visa-to-visit-mainland-europe-after-brexit

Not sure how much tourist countries such as Greece will favour that idea.

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Re: £52 holiday visa?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 04 April, 2019 @ 19:40:32 »
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Brexit: EU parliament votes to give UK citizens visa-free travel in event of no-deal
When the UK leaves the EU, British travellers will become ‘third country nationals’

The European parliament has voted to confirm UK citizens will continue to benefit from visa-free travel to member states after a no-deal Brexit.

MEPs voted 502 votes to 81 in favour of the concession – provided EU nationals enjoy the same conditions when travelling to the UK.

From the moment of leaving the European Union, British travellers will become “third country nationals”. But in common with more than 60 other nationalities, including Australian, Japanese and US visitors, they will be allowed to stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

But the new law warns that were the UK to introduce a visa requirement for nationals of any one member state, visa requirements for UK nationals could be reintroduced.

Border checks, however, are set to become stricter. At present, a British passport entitles the holder to travel anywhere in the EU up to and including the date of expiry.

After a no-deal Brexit, much tighter formalities come into effect that will end the automatic right of entry.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/brexit-visa-free-travel-no-deal-vote-eu-parliament-passport-a8854371.html