EU visa travel costs spark debate as Britons rampage over fees: ‘Visa fees will break Europe’ | United Kingdom | New



Voters were divided but the majority, 60 percent, said the new £ 6 fee is a fair charge the EU must impose, while 27 percent of voters said it was a unfair decision, in a poll of 5,213 people conducted between 3 p.m. on August 4 and 11:30 a.m. August 6. The new fees were announced by EU officials two and a half months after Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed his intention to charge EU citizens and other foreign nationals the UK visit – a program that could bring in £ 300million.

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EU travel registration remains valid for three years and can be used for multiple trips, meaning the fee is £ 2 per year.

One reader commented: “These visa fees will break the entire tourism industry in Europe.

“Save on fees and visit Thailand or Vietnam instead where you can have royal fun for € 7.”

Another reader said: “It’s six pounds every three years and you are complaining?

“Call it an EU money spinner?” Are you serious?”

When asked if Express.co.uk readers would avoid holidays in EU countries since the £ 6 fee was announced, 67% of voters said they would, but 29 % said they would not avoid vacation travel.

Of the 67% of voters who said they would avoid EU countries, many may have had that opinion regardless of the £ 6 fee.

One reader said, “Why on earth would anyone want to go on vacation to countries that despise you?” [the British]. “

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Many voters said Britons shouldn’t be surprised by the travel costs, as they have always been an integral part of the Brexit deal.

One voter said: “In 2016 people were told that if the UK leaves the EU then it would become necessary to apply for a visa to enter an EU country, this is no surprise . “

Another reader agreed: “If you travel to most countries you need to have a visa Turkey charges around £ 20 for 3 months so no big deal. “

The UK is also expected to charge EU citizens £ 6 to visit, according to 51% of voters.

In contrast, 16% said the UK should charge less than £ 6, and 11% think an acceptable price would be £ 6-10, while 22% think the fee should be over £ 10.

The European Commission said: “The process will be simple, fast and affordable. “

But many readers doubt the likelihood of an easy registration process.

One of them said: “Knowing the EU will be anything but quick and easy.”


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