The Electronic Travel Authorisation scheme (ETA) will apply to passengers visiting the UK or transiting the UK who do not need a visa for short stays.
An ETA will provide a digital permission to travel to the UK for up to two years for these visitors, at a cost of £10 per applicant. It is in line with the approach taken by other countries, such as the US and Australia, and will improve border security against people who present a threat to the UK.
The scheme will be implemented in a phased manner, on a nationality basis, over the next two years.
There are information sessions taking place over the coming weeks which aim to familiarise attendees with the ETA scheme and provide the opportunity to ask questions.