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London bound? UK officials to charge US citizens to enter country. | USA TODAY

The United Kingdom will soon implement a "permission to travel" requirement which will require U.S. citizens without a visa to pay a fee to visit. RELATED: Tourists flock to see 'hobbit house' in Scotland U.S. citizens will soon have to apply for permission before their United Kingdom trips and pay a small fee to enter as part of the country's upcoming Electronic Travel Authorization scheme. The ETA scheme is meant to secure the U.K.'s borders by giving them more accurate data on who is passing through, according to a U.K. official for the British Consulate General. The move is part of the U.K.'s plan to fully digitize its borders by 2025. » Subscribe to USA TODAY: » Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY: » USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR. #UnitedKingdom #Travel #UK
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