British travellers won’t have to apply for a visa waiver to visit countries in the European Union until next year at the earliest, after its introduction was delayed again.
The European Travel Information and Authorisation System is being introduced for non-European Union passport holders, including Brits, who are travelling within Schengen Area countries.
The €7 (£6) ETIAS was originally due to begin in 2021 but has been postponed several times.
At the end of last year, it was announced the ETIAS would come into operation on 1 November 2023, but has been postponed again.
The ETIAS page of the EU’s website now says: “It is expected that the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will be operational in 2024.”