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British vacationers can be tracked in Europe as a brand new coverage comes into power this 12 months, and Brexit is a serious cause why.

The EU is imposing its new Entry and Exit System, designed to watch guests from non-EU nations who don’t require a visa for brief visits.

The coverage entails the usage of expertise to watch the actions of non-EU guests utilizing their fingerprints and digital journey paperwork.

Many Britons appear to be frightened concerning the new measure.

A latest survey performed by the UK Government discovered that one in seven individuals are more likely to rethink the place they journey as a result of new checks.

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The Department for Transport polled over 1,500 folks aged 16 and over for the survey.

Airlines have additionally sounded the alarm concerning the new coverage as a result of some must ship verification queries to the Entry and Exit officers a minimum of 48 hours earlier than a flight is scheduled to depart.

Britons who spend as much as 180 days a 12 months in Majorca can be particularly impacted by the coverage.

The European Commission says the brand new system will apply to these visiting 25 EU nations (all Member States aside from Cyprus and Ireland).

It may even have an effect on these going to 4 non-EU nations (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein).

The coverage comes into power on October 6, that means it will not influence these travelling to Europe this summer season.

A Lords committee warned the Government final month that there can be “serious delays for passengers” at London St Pancras, the Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone and the Port of Dover due to the brand new EU coverage.

The Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the House of Lords urged the Government to “use all diplomatic efforts” to influence the EU to delay its introduction.

The committee chair, Lord Foster of Bath wrote a letter to Tom Pursglove, minister for authorized migration and the border, which learn: “In the absence of a smartphone application to capture in advance information required for the EES (including facial image), we believe there is a significant chance of serious delays for passengers, and disruption in Kent.”