Channel-hopping booze-cruisers could have to pay to get into Calais
Holidaymakers and Channel-hopping booze-cruisers could face visa-waiver fee on top of their ticket price.
European Union ministers are in the process of finalising a visa-waiver scheme that will cost visitors from non-EU nations at least £4.
The scheme will be one of the many issues negotiators from London and Brussels will have to thrash out once Brexit talks get under way.
British holidaymakers could face a post-Brexit visa-waiver fee to travel to the EU
Theresa May will be trying to strike an opt-out deal which will means UK travellers are exempt from the border charge.
On Wednseday the PM will trigger Article 50 , which begins the two-year process for the UK to leave the EU.
Theresa May will try to negotiate a visa-waiver fee opt out for the UK
Pressure group Open Britain says the visa-waiver scheme will mean extra red tape and delays at airports, on cross-Channel ferries, and Eurostar.
Labour MP Mary Creagh said: “The Government must negotiate an exemption for Brits. No one voted for a Brexit holiday tax.”
Brussels bigwigs believe Britain will have to pay £50 billion for a trade deal after Brexit.
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EU leaders meeting in Rome to mark the bloc’s 60th anniversary have said they do not want to punish the UK for Brexit but insist it cannot be seen to be better of it once the ties are cut.
French president Francois Hollande said the UK could not be seen to benefit from leaving the EU.
He said: ”We will ensure that Brexit does not happen to the detriment of Europe, that Britain remains a partner of the union but that, necessarily, it will pay the consequences."