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Brits could face BAN from entering European countries including Spain, France and Portugal

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Brits may be denied entry into European countries without a visa

It s been reported that the European Commission are reportedly considering the introduction of a visa programme to the Schengen zone, which is made up of 26 European countries. It s thought the new visa operation could work the same way as America. Meaning visitors from outside the zone would need to apply for a visa before visiting.

Countries within the Schengen area include Greece, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal.

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Brits are currently able to enter these countries with just their British passport. But if the new visa system is introduced, a Discount Holidays © holiday could prove trickier. The EU is reportedly considering tighter security to the borders following terror attacks in France and Belgium.

The Guardian reported that the European Commission is due to unveil draft legislation for the EU travel information and authorisation system (Etias) later this year.

Brits Could Face BAN From Entering European Countries Including Spain, France And PortugalCountries you need a visa to visit1

Camino Mortera-Martinez, a research fellow specialising in justice and home affairs at the Centre for European Reform, told the Guardian: In theory UK citizens, as third-country nationals, would certainly be subject to the obligations (of such a scheme).

This will have to be part of the Brexit talks. It will all have to be negotiated. Frank Brehany, Consumer Director of HolidayTravelWatch, said the introduction of a visa system for British nationals could cause staggering costs on top of already costly Discount Holidays © holiday prices. He said: The proposed introduction of an EU type ESTA or ETIAS system is something that has been under construction for some time.”

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Brits may soon need a visa for entry to certain European countries

He added: “But following the UK s vote in June, it suggests that UK Citizens will require an ETIAS every time we need to travel into the EU area because they will no longer be EU Citizens.

It is important to bear in mind that this is under consultation at this time but it is likely that the ETIAS , will like the US ESTA , have a validity period longer than one visit.

The important issue however for many ordinary families will be that obtaining an ETIAS will attract a cost; let s assume that each individual ETIAS will cost 10.

That cost will add up over the years.

The Express have reached out to the Department for Exiting the European Union for comment.

This comes after Express.co.uk revealed Brits may be banned from entering America if they have one of THESE.2

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  1. ^ Countries you need a visa to visit (www.express.co.uk)
  2. ^ Express.co.uk revealed Brits may be banned from entering America if they have one of THESE. (www.express.co.uk)

Visa could be needed for European holidays, Home Secretary warns

A fortnight in the sun in France or Spain could cost hundreds more and require a visa the Home Secretary has warned, because of a planned crackdown on EU migrants. Amber Rudd said that she would be surprised” if other countries introduced visa schemes in retaliation. But she warned that it could happen as negotiations with other European states would be a two-way street. Today Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson will urge her own party to prove to other countries that it wants the UK to be a beacon for liberal and democratic values in the wake of the Brexit vote. Meanwhile, Labour leadership contender Owen Smith has suggested he would re-apply to join the EU if he became Prime Minister in 2020.

Mr Smith said that he could potentially even sign the UK up to the euro. Theresa May s government has come under increasing pressure in recent days to define what Brexit will actually mean. Mrs May has said it must include more controls on immigration.

But last week the Prime Minister dodged questions about whether or not she wanted the UK to stay part of the Single Market. Today MSPs warn that remaining part of the largest trading market in the world should be a crucial part of talks with 27 other European nations. Asked about visas, Ms Rudd told the BBC s Andrew Marr programme: “I don’t think it’s particularly desirable but we don’t rule it out because we have to be allowed a free hand to give the best negotiation.”

The Leave campaign s central message was that the UK could take back control including over the UK s borders if it left the EU.

Ms Rudd said: “Once we leave the EU we will have complete control over who comes into the UK from the EU and who doesn’t, with one or two provisos of course. She added that it would be reciprocal, we are going to have to work out what’s in the UK’s interests as well going to the EU and what works for our economy and making sure that we get the right balance.

“Looking across the whole spectrum is what’s going to be the guiding principle.”

She also said that the UK Government was still committed to cutting net migration to the tens of thousands, although she added that that would take some time”. She backed Mrs May s rejection of an Australian-style points system, but suggested that work permit system was being considered.

Andy Burnham, the shadow home secretary, said: Ministers should not just accept there’s a cost of 50 for the average family to go on holiday.

“The Home Secretary’s words will not have reassured ordinary families about the cost of Brexit.

“Norway doesn’t have the charge so why should we? I challenge the Home Secretary to rule it out.”

Meanwhile, Mr Smith said that as well as taking the UK back in to the EU he could also potentially sign up to the euro and the Schengen open borders zone. Negotiations will not begin before next year, meaning the two-year process could end in 2019 just months before the next election, due in May 2020.

In a speech in London to foreign diplomats and journalists Ms Davidson will say that the UK must show it intends to be a “beacon” for liberal, democratic values across the world. She will say: We are leaving the EU, we are not leaving Europe, and we will not turn in on ourselves.

“I fought for Britain to stay together in the Scottish referendum two years ago. I did so not just because of the bottom line but because I believe the UK is a force for good.

“Now that we are leaving the EU, more than ever, we must prove to you that we remain that same outward facing nation which wants to play our full part which seeks to be a beacon for the values we share of the rule of law, freedom and solidarity with one another.

Kourtney Kardashian steps out in denim jumpsuit for New York stroll

She missed the kick off of New York Fashion Week – including brother-in-law’s Yeezy show – due to a European vacation on a luxury yacht. But on Friday, Kourtney Kardashian was spotted stateside as she stepped out in a denim jumpsuit in the Big Apple. The 37-year-old reality TV star hit the busy streets rocking a slim-fit blue jean romper which showcased her petite physique.

Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out In Denim Jumpsuit For New York Stroll

Back from holiday: Kourtney Kardashian was spotted stateside after enjoying a European Discount Holidays © holiday as she stepped out in a denim jumpsuit in New York City on Friday

Kourtney, who was recently spotted showing off her toned swimsuit body in the South of France, was more covered up for her outing in New York. The mother-of-three still managed to show off her svelte figure in a chic curve-hugging denim jumpsuit. The stylish short-sleeved onesie featured a front zipper and pockets along with the on-trend wide-legged silhouette.

She added white platforms to her effortlessly cool look and accessorized with a black leather tote bag.

Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out In Denim Jumpsuit For New York Stroll

Hot mama: The 37-year-old reality TV star hit the busy streets rocking a slim-fit blue jean romper which showcased her petite physique

The brunette beauty wore her long straight locks down to cascade past her shoulders and shielded herself from the sun with a pair of over-sized black shades. At one point during her outing she was seen carrying her youngest son, Reign, 18-months, on her hip. The little cutie also wore a onesie put his was white with black speckles and went sans shoes.

Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out In Denim Jumpsuit For New York Stroll

Details: The brunette beauty wore her long straight locks down to cascade past her shoulders and shielded herself from the sun with a pair of over-sized black shades

The hot mama, who’s been on Discount Holidays © holiday in France, was joined by her children Mason, six, Penelope, four, and Reign as well as momager Kris Jenner and her beau Corey Gamble during the European getaway.

All of whom were noticeably absent from Kayne West’s Yeezy show, which garnered mixed reviews, on Wednesday at New York Fashion Week.

‘It was a big disappointment to Kanye that Kris, Kourtney and Khlo didn’t attend his fashion show,’ an insider told People1 on Thursday.

Kourtney Kardashian Steps Out In Denim Jumpsuit For New York Stroll

Sexy swimsuit: Kourtney was noticeably absent from her brother-in-law’s Yeezy show during NYFW on Wednesday and instead was spotted tanning on a luxury yacht in France

References

  1. ^ People (www.people.com)