Post-Brexit Implication on UK Citizens
When the UK was still a part of the EU, its citizens enjoyed free movement within Europe.
But, in January 2020, the UK pulled out of the EU with a transition period of 11 months.
As a result, UK citizens no longer enjoy some of the benefits it was entitled to when it
was still a part of the European Union.
However, UK citizens can still enjoy visa-free travel to any EU country provided it is a
With the introduction of the ETIAS which will be effective from 2022, British citizens
can visit any European country without a visa. All they will need is an
which can be processed online
without having to visit any embassy.
The ETIAS visa authorization
is valid for three years and can allow its
holders to stay in the Schengen zone for a maximum of 90 days per visit.
The UK is also
planning on introducing its own visa waiver program, the UK Electronic Travel Authorization
(ETA) which is projected to be fully functional by 2025.