Brexit: EU's visa-waiver system for British visitors described as 'churlish'

Brexit: EU visa-waiver system counters terror only with 'community intelligence', says counter-terror specialist

Passport control at Gatwick airport

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A counter-terror specialist has called the plan to introduce a visa-waiver style system for British citizens visiting EU countries after Brexit "churlish."

Similar to the progamme used for travellers to the United States, a visa waiver and an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) have been proposed to help protect public safety after the UK leaves the European Union.

It is thought this could help to catch terror suspects before they arrive at the borders to the EU.

However Simon Trundle, the managing director at Grendon Design Agency Limited, claimed that such a system would work "only if it's applied to all countries and movement between them" and was allied with "community intelligence."

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