Voni wrote:Arrangements for travel by UK Nationals in the EU is part of the Article 50 negotiations. As the UK is not a Schengen country it is not entitled to participate in proposals to address this issue.
You can find out more here:
https://www.parliament.uk/business/comm ... hed-16-17/
Interesting and in some ways comforting in that the situation is being thought about. But the circumstances I outlined are not covered.
Imagine: I get on a plane in Chania to go to Rome. I have a permanent residency certificate issued by the Greek authorities. The check-in/passport control people look at my passport which is British. What do they do? Ask me for an ETIAS certificate (which will probably be in English so perhaps difficult to read)? OR: Ignore my nationality and just let me through as a bona fide Greek resident?
If I have applied for an ETIAS certificate and got one, what do I do with it in Rome? All of the other passengers on my plane will go through to the exit and on to the street? Will I be identified, hauled out of the crowd and sent to the immigration control before/after retrieving my luggage? OR: will I just be allowed to go with the flow and out on to the streets?
Ditto the same routine in reverse when I return from Rome to Greece?
ANSWER: No one has yet recognised the issue (Shades of the NI border but obviously not of the same magnitude!) and no-one knows the answer. Interesting times ahead. Bob.