Holidays

Holiday

Some people seem to think Brexit means we will have to jump through fiery hoops to get a visa just to go on holiday.

I don’t think that will be the case any way because the EU wants holiday makers, seemingly no matter how badly some of us behave abroad. So a holiday visa deal will be done I’m sure. Obviously if you travel abroad on a holiday visa and over stay or get a job in a bar then you will get into trouble.

Even if there was a form to fill out before travel, how bad would that be? Example: Loads of people go on holiday to the USA. To holiday in America you currently require, either a visa or a successful application to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), it’s just a website. It costs a few bucks and takes a few minutes. Yes it’s a small bit of paperwork but compared to the chore of choosing and booking flights, airport parking, hotels, foreign currency and car hire it is pretty minimal. Oh that’ll be why it had no effect on the number of people holidaying in America.

However, it could even be as simple as going through the tourist channel at the foreign port and waving your passport at a scanner. Incidentally, when I fly into Preveza airport in Greece, once or twice a year, there is an official border guard who checks our passports (however cursory) even though it is an internal EU flight so he can ask me “business or pleasure” and press a button on his computer.

I plan to carry on holidaying wherever I want regardless of our EUness.

 

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