ETIAS – Requirements for British citizens traveling to Europe

Starting from the middle of 2025, UK citizens will be exempt from obtaining a visa for short visits to Europe, however, they will need to obtain an ETIAS visa waiver. Following the UK’s departure from the EU, there are no additional visa obligations for British nationals traveling to Europe for brief periods, but it is important to be aware of the new regulations and guidelines. British passport holders must ensure that they fulfill all the ETIAS requirements for third-country nationals before submitting their application. One significant adjustment post-Brexit pertains to the duration British travelers are allowed to stay in the Schengen Area without a visa. With the UK no longer part of the EU, UK passport holders are now able to enter an external EU border with only a valid passport and spend a maximum of 3 months (90 days) within the Schengen Area during a 180-day timeframe. However, to extend their stay beyond 90 days, a visa or alternative travel authorization is necessary. As of mid-2025, British passport holders will have the option to register in advance for travel to ETIAS countries by completing the online ETIAS application form. Since ETIAS is not classified as a visa,

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