Category: ETIAS

Visas, Immigration & Nationality

No ETIAS Fees for British Travellers to the EU Until at Least 2025

British travellers going to the European Union will not need to pay for a travel permit until 2025 at the earliest. The ETIAS, which stands for European Travel Information and Authorisation System, was set to launch in ‘mid-2024’ according to EU officials. However, it has now been revealed that the European Union has delayed the…
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France To Launch Low-Cost Rail Pass In 2024

France is set to launch a low-cost rail pass next summer. The new pass will offer passengers unlimited travel on TER regional trains and intercity trains at a fixed price.  The pass, modelled after the similar and highly successful program offered in Germany, will cost around €49 and will encourage greener travel. “It will be…
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Venice Tourism Tax To Start in 2024

Venice, Italy, is renowned for its stunning canals, historic architecture, and unique charm, making it a top destination for tourists from around the world.  In 2022, the city of Venice announced that it was going to be introducing a tourist tax. The goal is to manage the impact of tourism on the city’s infrastructure and…
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France Wants To End Cheap Airline Tickets To Help Environment

As the world grapples with the pressing issue of climate change, France is planning to introduce a policy to reduce carbon emissions. France is about to propose to the EU a minimum flight price policy that ends low-cost airfares. France’s Minister of Transport, Clément Beaune, has outlined plans to essentially eliminate ultra-cheap airline tickets within…
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EU’s Entry/Exit System to Worsen UK-French Border Congestion

According to a new report, UK passengers waiting at the French border may anticipate their wait to more than double when digital inspections for non-EU travellers are implemented. Because of the Entry/Exit System (EES), millions of non-EU travellers will have their pictures taken and fingerprints collected and stored on the EU’s database. The approach is…
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