Urgent Spain holiday warning as Brits hit by visa scam

BRITS travelling to Spain have been issued an urgent holiday warning as scammers target those who apply for a visa.

The EU has issued a warning to British citizens to be aware of fraudsters amid preparations for the launch of the new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).

Brits travelling to the Balearics need to be aware of the new visa scam

Brits travelling to the Balearics need to be aware of the new visa scamAnerkennung: Getty

It means Brits will have to pay €7 (£6) for a three-year visa if travelling to countries in the EU.

EU officials have warned that UK travellers and other non-EU nationals are being targeted by scammers who are using fake Etias application websites.

The fake pages claim to complete the application process or even trick travellers to submit their personal information and credit card details.

They also charge an additional administration fee.

The fraudsters are profiting from the system by “engaging in abusive practices”, the EU said.

They also noted that travellers should only use the official ETIAS site- which has not been set up yet but it will use the europa.eu domain.

Brits will be required to take part in the visa system as they are no longer a part of the EU.

Jeder zwischen dem Alter von 18 und 70 muss es bezahlen, wenn Sie für weniger als reisen 90 Tage, with applications submitted 96 Stunden vor Reiseantritt.

Bewerberinnen und Bewerber werden um Angaben zu ihrer Identität gebeten, Reisepass, Ausbildung, Job, letzte Reise, und strafrechtliche Verurteilungen, including if they have ever been kicked out of a country.

After filling in an online application form, the EU will conduct security checks and, in the vast majority of cases, issue the visa within minutes.

Wieder ein neues System – the Entry/Exit system (EES) – soll noch ab Mai starten 2023, Dazu müssen die Briten ihre Fingerabdrücke abgeben und ihren Namen registrieren, sowie Ein- und Ausstiegspunkte.

This will replace the need to stamp passports, die seit dem Brexit für britische Passagiere in Europa erforderlich ist.