Brexit deal or not, the EU has concluded that the British citizens will not need a visa to visit any of the countries in the Union provided that they are only staying for short periods.
This visa waiver will be applicable for 3 months whether or not Brexit happens with a deal.
Britain will have to reciprocate this waiver
The EU, however, expects the UK to reciprocate with a similar deal which will allow citizens of EU member states enter the UK without a visa.
The passing of the bill containing this offer was delayed because Gibraltar was described as a ‘colony’.
The European Parliament confirmed that it has come to an agreement with the EU member states and which will be put to the vote on Thursday.
The legislation, when passed, will become effective if Brexit happens without a deal. In the event that there is a deal, it will begin to apply once the transition period is over.
Once it becomes effective, British citizens will be able to travel to the EU as well as four other Schengen countries without visas for up to 3 months in any 180-day period.
By this, the UK will become one of the 60 countries already enjoying a visa-free, short-stay entry into the EU.
Note though, that Brits will need to pay €7 (£6.30) in every three-year interval to get into the EU due to the introduction of a security system for countries in the Schengen area.
The EU made plans to make the European Travel Information, and Authorisation System —ETIAS for short — a valid travel document before the UK made the decision to leave the EU.
The description of Gibraltar as a colony row earlier this year when the UK ambassador to the EU disagreed that it be included in a draft.
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