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British Citizens May Soon Need a £50 Visa to Travel to Europe

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Ah, balls. Brexit, the gift that keeps on giving, means that Brits may soon have to apply for and purchase a travel visa in order to go on holiday in Europe.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Britain was engaged in a ‘two-way negotiation’ with the EU - and could not guarantee visa-free travel abroad would be protected.

It’s being reported that the document would cost up to £50, a pretty significant outlay if you only wanted a dirty weekend. That’s the same price as at least 27 beers in a grotty but oh-so-loveable Greek taverna.

“The EU and the commissioners may be considering issues – they will be considering their negotiation with us, just as we are considering it with them,” Rudd told the BBC. “But I’m going to make sure that what we do get is in the best interest of the UK.

“I think [British citizens] would be surprised. I don’t think it’s particularly desirable but we don’t rule it out because we have to be allowed a free hand to give the best negotiation.”

Thank goodness holidaying around the UK is so cheap. Oh, wait... [BBC]