Fingerprints and ETAs: Why travelling around the island of Ireland will get harder for EU citizens

Non-Irish EU citizens will have to provide biometric data to enter the UK, including Northern Ireland, the UK Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick has confirmed.

The move will be introduced under the controversial Nationality and Borders Act due to be put in place next year.

Who will have to provide biometrics to visit the UK?

Travellers from the EU will have to provide their fingerprint and facial biometrics as part of the process of applying for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to enter the UK.

Irish citizens will be exempt from this requirement as Ireland has open borders with the UK through the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Jenrick confirmed the plans in a written answer

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