Britons to pay visa fee to visit EU countries in 2023

Border rules will change from 2023 and UK passport holders travelling from Britain will have to pay to obtain a visa through the European Travel Information and Authorisation System to visit EU countries.

The scheme applies to anyone travelling to any EU country by plane, boat or car, and for anyone transiting across the continent.

So Britons will have to have a visa issued through the European Travel Information and Authorisation System if they travel for less than 90 days during a period of 180 days. This will not be free, but will cost £5, and must be presented by any traveller between the ages of 18 and 70.

In addition, applicants will be asked for information about their identity, passport, education, work, recent travel and criminal convictions, including whether they have ever been expelled from a country.

The Brexit exit has brought different sequences to the UK, one of them touching squarely on mobility, which is particularly important in Gibraltar, where transit through the frontier is continuous every day. Meanwhile, the agreement on the Rock's future relationship with Europe remains unresolved between London and Brussels.