European Travel Requirements for British Citizens
As the UK is no longer part of Europe or the Schengen Zone, anyone from the UK who wants to
visit Europe from 2022 will require an
. The only exception will be dual citizen
passport holders whose dual nationality is a country within the Schengen. You would
just require the passport of the EU member country for entering and exiting Europe.
British citizens, British nationals living overseas and British overseas territories
citizens will all require an ETIAS to visit the Schengen area. The situation for
British citizens may change, depending on the arrangements that are made as a
consequence of Brexit but as it stands, UK passport holders will require an ETIAS.
Therefore, British citizens booking holidays in Europe will need to apply for
ETIAS from 2022, to visit places such as France, Italy and Spain, which are
popular holiday destinations for people from Britain.
If British citizens need to travel to Europe for business purposes, they
would require an ETIAS to enter the border from 2022, under the new
requirements under the ETIAS system.
If the purposes of travel to Europe is for reasons other than tourism,
business or transit, UK passport holders will need to find out the relevant
requirements for their intended visit, which could require an application for a visa.
Studying or working in Europe, for example, would now require
a visa following Brexit law changes.
If a UK passport holder obtains a visa for a visit to the Schengen Zone,
they would not require an ETIAS as well, the two are both separate types
of travel authorization. To apply for a Schengen Visa, the UK passport holder
would be required to attend an interview at the embassy to proceed with the visa
application and would be required to present certain documents related to the
purpose of their trip.