UK to introduce Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for visa-free nationalities  

The United Kingdom is all set to introduce Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) scheme later this year. It will be necessary for travellers from visa-free nationalities. 

UK to introduce Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for visa-free nationalities  
UK to introduce Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for visa-free nationalities  

United Kingdom: The United Kingdom is all set to introduce Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) scheme later this year. It will be necessary for travellers from visa-free nationalities. 

With the system, all international travellers need permission to enter or transit the UK. The Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme will apply to those passengers visiting the UK or transiting the UK who do not currently need a visa for short stays. 

The introduction of ETAs will be a significant change for many people who can currently travel to the UK without any prior interaction with the Home Office. 

The ETA will be helpful in receiving accurate information regarding the number of people travelling to the UK. It will also provide the details of the country of the travellers.

The ETA is required to: 

  • Visit the UK for up to six months for tourism, visiting family and friends, business or study
  • Visit the UK for up to three months on the Creative Worker Visa concession
  • Transit through the UK- even if the traveller is not going through UK border control

LIST OF NON-VISA NATIONALS 

1.     Andorra

2.     Antigua and Barbuda

3.     Argentina

4.     Australia

5.     Austria

6.     Bahamas

7.     Barbados

8.     Belgium

9.     Belize

10.  Botswana

11.  Brazil

12.  Brunei

13.  Bulgaria

14.  Canada

15.  Chile

16.  Colombia

17.  Costa Rica

18.  Croatia

19.  Cyprus

20.  Czechia

21.  Denmark

22.  Dominica

23.  Estonia

24.  Finland

25.  France

26.  Germany

27.  Greece

28.  Grenada

29.  Guatemala

30.  Guyana

31.  Honduras

32.  Hungary

33.  Iceland

34.  Ireland

35.  Israel

36.  Italy

37.  Japan

38.  South Korea

39.  Latvia

40.  Lithuania

41.  Luxembourg

42.  Malaysia

43.  Maldives

44.  Malta

45.  Mauritius

46.  Mexico

47.  Monaco

48.  Namibia

49.  Netherlands

50.  New Zealand

51.  Nicaragua

52.  Norway

53.  Panama

54.  Papua New Guinea

55.  Paraguay

56.  Peru

57.  Poland

58.  Portugal

59.  Romania

60.  St Kitts & Nevis

61.  St Lucia

62.  St Vincent & Grenadines

63.  Samoa

64.  San Marino

65.  Seychelles

66.  Singapore

67.  Slovakia

68.  Slovenia

69.  Solomon Islands

70.  Spain

71.  Sweden

72.  Switzerland

73.  Timor Leste

74.  Tonga

75.  Trinidad & Tobago

76.  Tuvalu

77.  USA

78.  Uruguay

79.  Vanuatu