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From 2025, UK Citizens Will Need an ETIAS Visa to Enter the EU

The Schengen Area offers borderless travel across 23 EU member states. UK travelers will need an ETIAS visa waiver to visit from 2025.


ETIAS enhances EU border security with automated processing. It's similar to ESTA for tracking non-EU visitors. Scheduled for 2025, it's not a visa but a quick online waiver process. ETIAS collects and assesses travel data to safeguard the Schengen area.

What is ETIAS?

UK citizens can enter Europe without a visa, but they'll need an ETIAS visa waiver from November 2025. They can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period under the 90/180 rule.

Do UK Citizens Need a Visa for Europe?

ETIAS was proposed for enhanced border security and information. It aims to combat illegal migration, manage border movement, simplify visa applications, and bolster EU security.

What was the need for ETIAS?

An ETIAS visa waiver will cost you €7 (roughly £6) per application. The ETIAS fee is valid for individuals aged between 18 to 70 years old.

How Much Does an ETIAS Waiver Cost?

The ETIAS is valid for third-country nationals who can travel visa-free to the EU Schengen area. The countries that require an ETIAS for entry are listed below.

Which Countries Require ETIAS for Entry?

The following is the general guide to the ETIAS application process.

How will the ETIAS System Work?

The ETIAS is all set to launch in 2025. After that, all the citizens from a visa-exempt third country will require ETIAS to enter European Union member states.

When does ETIAS start?

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