The 28 new places Brit holidaymakers will have to pay a TAX to enter this year01/13/2022
BRITS heading off on their hols will need to pay a new tax to enter 28 places this year.
New rules are being introduced for 26 European countries, one Asian country and one European city from this year.
Following Brexit, UK citizens must follow the same rules as non-EU countries and pay to enter the European states which make up the Schengen Area.
This includes popular holiday destinations Spain, Portugal, France and Greece.
Before travelling, Brits will need to fill out a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) at a cost of €7.
Applicants will be asked for information about their identity, passport, education, job, recent travel and criminal convictions.
People aged under 18 or over 70 will be exempt.
The visa-waiving form can be applied for online and is valid for three years or until your passport expires.
The government is yet to launch the website but it is expected the ETIAS will be introduced by the end of 2022.
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One of the European countries Brits will have to pay to enter is Italy – a popular choice for holidaymakers.
But if Brits go to one particular city, they will have to pay a second tax.
Venice is set to introduce a new fee from this year where tourists must pre-book and pay a day rate to enter.
Visitors will have to pay €5 and pass through a turnstile in order to enter the city.
The tax – which is expected to be put into action within the next few weeks – is being introduced to tackle the problem of overtourism.
If the city is too full, then the electric turnstiles will stop tourists from being able to enter.
Holidaymakers staying in hotels in Venice, as well as residents and kids under six, will not have to pay the fee.
Brits travelling further afield will need to be aware of a new entry fee to enter Thailand.
Each tourist will be charged 300 Baht (£6.60) from April onwards, according to Reuters.
The fee is being introduced to develop attractions and cover insurance for foreigners unable to pay costs themselves, senior officials said.
Brits heading abroad need to make sure they are up-to-date with Covid entry requirements for the country they are headed to.
We have rounded up the entry requirements for Brit-popular holiday destinations.
Here are the 38 countries Brits are currently banned from entering due to Covid travel rules.
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