BRITISH travellers may well have to fork out for visas to travel to continental Europe if security measures currently being discussed by the European Commission go ahead.
One year on from the horrendous terrorist attacks which shocked Paris and all of Europe, the EU is considering increased calls for improved security measures which could see those wishing to enter the Schengen zone forced to apply in advance.
The system would be similar to that already used for visitors entering the US and would be likely to cost Britons about £10. The authorities would be able to check identities and pinpoint possible troublemakers, terrorists or migrants before they travel.
European commission Sir Julian King said: “We think this will be a valuable addition to the jigsaw as it will allow us to know more about people in advance and raise questions about security.”
This, Sir King explained, is just one of a group of new security measures to be proposed which will also focus on internet security to fight Daesh.