During this past month we have received many questions concerning this matter, since, at the beginning of 2024, there will already be citizens of some countries, such as the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, who will be obliged to fill in the ETA form in order to enter the United Kingdom for short stays, whether they are travelling for business or for tourism.
The maximum length of stay will be 180 days.
When will this document be required for European citizens to enter the United Kingdom?
It is expected that this will commence at the end of 2024 although the date could be changed.
It is also expected that in 2025 Europe will require British citizens to fill in the equivalent form called the ETIA (the European Travel Information and Authorization System) in order to enter our area. However the exact date when this will first be required also has not yet been set.
Which documents will the United Kingdom require?
These have still not been clearly specified. Groups of British citizens in Europe, like Eurocitizens (https://eurocitizens2020.blogspot.com) and others, are asking the British authorities to specify clearly what requirements they will have.
As you can see, it is clear that it will happen, but only slowly are the dates and details being finalised.