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Offline Maik

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Visa / ETIAS to visit Greece
« on: Monday, 22 October, 2018 @ 19:23:54 »
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Brexit: EU set to decide whether British citizens will need visas after no-deal

The European Commission will decide next month whether British citizens will need a visa to visit the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

A draft agenda for the college of commissioners, effectively the EU’s cabinet, shows the body will consider whether “to place the UK on either the ‘visa required’ list of third countries or the ‘visa free’ list”.

If the EU puts Britain on the “visa required” list, all British travellers who want to visit the continent will need to apply for the authorisation – at the price of 60 euros for adults and 35 euros for children.

The EU recommends that travellers make their application for visas six weeks before they are due to travel, to give enough time for the application to be processed. The application process is a three-page form.

Even if the UK does get a visa exemption, British travellers will ultimately face more bureaucracy.

When EU’s new ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) system comes in, all UK travellers will have to apply in advance and pay a fee to have their journey authorised.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-visas-travel-free-movement-eu-commission-france-schengen-a8595991.html



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Greece ETIAS - European visa waiver for Greece
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Offline TonyD

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Re: Visa / ETIAS to visit Greece
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 @ 08:50:50 »
mmmm....interesting....seems to fly in the face of EU demands for an open, unrestricted border between the EU and the UK as presumably you'd need a Visa to traverse North to South in Ireland too, and a subsequent checkpoint.

Can Europe, but Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece in particular really afford to deter UK visitors?

Anyway, only six months to go and we'll know the facts rather than just the predictions.
« Last Edit: Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 @ 09:03:08 by TonyD »

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Re: Visa / ETIAS to visit Greece
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 @ 20:34:48 »
Well, might not only be a visa needed, Northern Ireland and Eire could be in different time zones, thanks to the EU  :iroll:

Can't see Greece wanting to deter UK tourists but the Bundestag will tell them what's best.

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Re: Visa / ETIAS to visit Greece
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 26 October, 2018 @ 10:14:02 »
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Brexit: EU set to decide whether British citizens will need visas after no-deal

The European Commission will decide next month whether British citizens will need a visa to visit the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Has Switzerland got hard boarders, do they need visas ? ? ? :hmm:

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Re: Visa / ETIAS to visit Greece
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 26 October, 2018 @ 12:25:26 »
Switzerland hasn't got hard borders, but it is a member of EFTA. We don't know yet if the UK will be.

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Re: Visa / ETIAS to visit Greece
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 14 December, 2018 @ 13:39:01 »
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Britons will have to pay €7 to visit the EU post-Brexit

Britons visiting EU countries from 2021 will have to pay a €7 fee for visa-free travel for three years, it has been confirmed.

The EU Commission said British nationals will have to complete an European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) application before they travel.

This will allow them to travel for a three-year period.

The charge will come into effect from 2021, when the UK's two-year transition period with the EU ends and Britain officially leaves the bloc.

Draft regulations say the system will apply to UK nationals "once Union law on free movement of Union citizens ceases to apply to them, as to other visa-free third country nationals".

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, a prominent opponent of Brexit, said the issue was "not so much the amount of money" but "the principle".

She tweeted: "Automatic VISA free travel across Europe will no longer be a right we can take for granted if Brexit goes ahead. What a sad, retrograde step."
https://www.itv.com/news/2018-12-14/britons-will-have-to-pay-7-to-visit-the-eu-post-brexit/

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Re: Visa / ETIAS to visit Greece
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 14 December, 2018 @ 15:12:09 »

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Re: Visa / ETIAS to visit Greece
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 14 December, 2018 @ 17:14:03 »
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Britons will have to pay €7 to visit the EU post-Brexit

Britons visiting EU countries from 2021 will have to pay a €7 fee for visa-free travel for three years, it has been confirmed.

The EU Commission said British nationals will have to complete an European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) application before they travel.

This will allow them to travel for a three-year period.

The charge will come into effect from 2021, when the UK's two-year transition period with the EU ends and Britain officially leaves the bloc.

Draft regulations say the system will apply to UK nationals "once Union law on free movement of Union citizens ceases to apply to them, as to other visa-free third country nationals".

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, a prominent opponent of Brexit, said the issue was "not so much the amount of money" but "the principle".

She tweeted: "Automatic VISA free travel across Europe will no longer be a right we can take for granted if Brexit goes ahead. What a sad, retrograde step."
https://www.itv.com/news/2018-12-14/britons-will-have-to-pay-7-to-visit-the-eu-post-brexit/

It's called "taking back control".   :oki:  I couldn't vote as I have lived in Greece for 33 years (there was a 15-year cut-off in voting rights).  That's hardly a democratic referendum.  My utter FURY at the 2016 referendum and the subsequent debacle is indescribable.

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Re: Visa / ETIAS to visit Greece
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, 15 December, 2018 @ 08:56:05 »
With reciprocal arrangements, perhaps EU citizens will pay to come to the UK?