UK Nationals to Pay to Enter Schengen Area in New EU Travel Registration System

UK citizens may pay 50 euros o enter the Schengen area under proposed the EU Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) framework, according to media reports.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — UK citizens may be charged a fee to enter the Schengen area under proposed the EU Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) framework, media reported Tuesday.

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The European Commission plans to unveil the compulsory system of passenger registration in November, the EurActiv online news outlet reported. The system will only apply to visitors who do not require a visa to enter the border-less Schengen Area, apart from members of the single market, therefore it is possible UK passport holders would be charged post Brexit.

If the ETIAS tariff is set at 50 euros, the system could bring in 2 billion euros annually by 2020 to Europe's budget, the newspaper added.

However, according to sources EurActiv spoke to, the tariff has not been set yet.

On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum in which 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, opted for the country to leave the European Union.

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