A European plan under which Britons will face a £10 charge to travel to the EU after Brexit is to be discussed by interior ministers this week.
The plan for a European version of the US visa waiver programme has already won the backing of the British diplomat now in charge of European security.
Sir Julian King, the European commissioner for the security union is to give evidence to peers on Tuesday. He has described the plan as “a valuable additional piece of the jigsaw” in the war against international terrorism.
In his first British interview since taking up the post in September, King said the proposals for a pre-clearance entry system for those travelling from outside the EU will be presented this week.
“We think this is going to be a valuable additional piece of the jigsaw because it will allow us to know more about the people who are planning to come to the EU in advance so that if necessary they raise questions about either security or in some cases migration. We’ll be able to intervene even before they arrive in some cases,” he told the Press Association.
The EU commission proposals could mean that after Brexit British and other non-European citizens will have to apply online and pay to travel if they are heading for the 26 EU countries that make up the Schengen zone.
via The Guardian
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