As the talks for Brexit continue and the date for Britain’s departure from the EU comes closer, it is still not certain even up till now, how much effect Brexit will have on EU travel costs.
It is true that the Parliament voted in favour of the British Prime Minister’s Plan B for Brexit, but if the EU does not accept having any more talks about the Irish backstop, it will be an unfortunate situation for the UK as it will leave the EU on March 29, 2019, with no deal.
This will undoubtedly complicate EU travel for Brits.
There are fears that food and medicine will be scarce and that travel will be chaotic. Some other people are concerned that trouble could erupt at Britain’s border with Ireland if the UK leaves without a deal.
Will EU travel be costly after Brexit?
According to an announcement made last month on the issue, Brits who want to travel to any of the EU member states after Brexit will have to pay €7 (£6.29) in fees.
The announcement was made by the European Commission when, Jean Claude-Juncker, its president, was asked to give info on the matter.
There can only be a visa waiver if the UK leaves the European Union with a deal. These visa fees will, however, not be enforced until 2021.
Will the British need a visa to travel by then?
An electronic visa waiver with a 3-year validity will be available to British citizens to pre-register. According to the EU, the registration for this visa waiver will give the EU the opportunity to run background checks on people who want to come into the UK to ensure that they are not security threats to the country.
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