Tourists on the beach.

13-08-2016J. SOCIES

Thousands of Britons travelling to Majorca will have to pay seven euros for visa-free travel from 2021, a Brussels chief told Sky News. The post-Brexit move was confirmed by European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker. Alongside the fee, British citizens will need to pre-register for the three-year electronic visa waiver.

The small print of the detailed draft regulation covering visa exemptions for UK citizens travelling to the bloc says that "the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will apply to United Kingdom nationals once union law on free movement of union citizens ceases to apply to them, as to other visa-free third country nationals".

Carl / Hace over 2 years

Why only 7 Euros. Better with 70-150 Euros for every entry into EU and a control so that we don´t let any terrorists or criminals into the EU. Visas should be valid for 90 days only.


James / Hace over 2 years

But I'm British - I want to eat my cake and have it too... (Boo-hoo)

How could anyone vote to leave and still expect to benefit from freedom of movement?!??


Falo / Hace over 2 years

Blackadder, Why do you write this nonsense about a protection racket. If the UK decides to become a third country outside of the EU, how can you not accept the logical consequence that the EU rules for all third countries would apply to the UK as well? It was the choice of peolple like you. Your will is being respected.

There is absolutely no justification for your misplaced and aggressive rhetoric. What do you think you achieve by such a "contribution"? It is just hateful agitation out of your ideological frustration? How pitiable.


Mike / Hace over 2 years

Looks like lm selling up it’ll be Majorcas loss it won’t be long before the rest of the Eu goes tits up they are already on the verge without U.K. money and business junker and his cronies will be back on donkeys ,


Richard / Hace over 2 years

Frankly amazing that MDB suddenly stopped our ability to comment months ago with NO explanation and suddenly one can comment again, again with no explanation, but only on one article. Or maybe it was just me who was barred from commenting. Or maybe they could not afford a moderator any more. Explanation from J Moore needed and as an advertiser I would appreciate that. The German papers here are so much better


Thighs of Steel / Hace over 2 years

I believe this is a european wide 'visa' not something just for Mallorca.


Asm / Hace over 2 years

The 180 day rule in the ETIAS visa applies to the whole of the EU, so once you’ve been in for 90 days you can’t go anywhere in the EU till the 180 days are up! The price is insignificant, thought will have to given when to trigger (first visit) the start of the 180 days


MelB / Hace over 2 years

Why is this the only item to allow comments?


Leo / Hace over 2 years

Will this apply to the rest of Europe as well or is Mallorca being singled out (again)?


Ken scamp / Hace over 2 years

After many years of visiting Majorca (since 1972) I have refused to return since the implication of the Tourist Tax. This won't help either. I am now a regular visitor to mainland Spain where prices are far more reasonable, and still have plenty of choice of Hotels, bars,restaurents and shops. Why would I want to come to an Island that makes it pretty clear that it doesn't want tourists.