All Brits aged 18-70 will have to pay to visit Europe from next year – here is everything you need to know

BRITS heading to Europe next year will have to pay to enter any EU country.

This is because of a new visa system being introduced for all UK travellers from 2023.

Called the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), Brits will need to have one if travelling for less than 90 days during an 180 day period.

An ETIAS is required if travelling to any European country by plane, boat or car, and is also needed even if only transiting through Europe.

It will cost €7 (£5), and any travellers between 18 and 70 years old will have to have one.

They must be applied for before travelling and can be completed online, with Brits needing to complete it at least 96 hours before departure.

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Applicants will be asked for information about their identity, passport, education, job, recent travel, and criminal convictions, including if you have ever been kicked out of a country.

Airlines will also have to check the visa before passengers can board the plane.

Thankfully they will last three years, although will expire if you have to get a new passport.

If you need to stay more than 90 days, you will need a different form of visa, depending on the reason.

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The new visa system was meant to be rolled out this year, but was delayed by the new European Union Entry and Exit System (EES) system being rolled out across Europe later this year.

The new digital system will check the person’s name, biometric data and the date and place of entry and exit.

This will replace the stamping of passports and instead scan the documents.

Until then, make sure your passport is stamped on entry and exit, or it could get you banned from visiting the country.

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Here are some of the other new rules Brits need to be aware of when travelling to Europe since Brexit.

And holidaymakers heading to the US will now have to pay more to get a ESTA, the US visa, with the price going up by 50 per cent from today.

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