Britain’s departure from the European Union prompted the implementation of a number of changes. Of these, Brits may need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens when queuing at border control.
Sam Gad Jones, a reporter for the Financial Times in Switzerland and Austria, recently tweeted a photo from his experience at an airport, which showed a sizable queue for arrivals outside the EU.
The queue appeared to be for passport control, and many of those in line wore face masks in addition to carrying large bags.
The journalist described the delays as a “manifestly cretinous event”.
Accompanying the image, he wrote: ‘I know we’re all supposed to take Brexit now, but for those of us who travel regularly and have lives beyond the narrow confines of decaying Britain, it’s still a blatantly moron event. “
In a tweet to his 118.7,000 subscribers, Brexiteer Richard Tice reacted to Sam Gad Jones’ comments.
He said Britain’s departure from the trade bloc was a “very beautiful thing”.
The Reform Party leader added that Brexit had helped “millions” due to a rise in wages.
He said: “For millions of lower paid Britons living in Britain, receiving a good salary increases thanks to Brexit ending the unlimited immigration of low-skilled people is a very good thing.”
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And S Coast Steve added: “I have traveled many times since Brexit and other than checking for Covid in some European countries, I haven’t noticed any significant changes.
“I enjoyed flying to Berlin and not finding anyone in the queue for non-EU passports while hundreds were waiting at the EU gate.”
Following Brexit, tourists do not need a visa for short trips to EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.
Tourists are allowed to stay for up to 90 days out of any 180 day period.
There are also different rules for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, and Romania, which each have their own 90-day limits.
In addition, the new travel rules mean that there are restrictions on the entry of meat and dairy products into the EU.
There are some exceptions, for example, certain amounts of powdered infant formula and infant foods are permitted.
Tourists could also face data roaming charges, as the guarantee of free roaming of mobile phones throughout the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway has ended.