Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The UK government is introducing an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme. The ETA Scheme will apply to those passengers visiting the UK or transiting the UK who do not need a visa for short stays. British and Irish citizens will not be required to obtain an ETA.

The ETA scheme will be implemented in a phased manner, on a nationality basis, over the next two years. Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan, will be the first countries to benefit from the ETA scheme, allowing them to move to non-visa national status. The Home Office will provide further details about which countries will be next to benefit from the ETA scheme in due course. 


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 Home Office will be implementing a programme of extensive engagement over the coming months to raise awareness of the ETA scheme.


Information and guidance about the scheme can be found here.


Sector events: Weeks commencing 20th and 27th March

Week Commencing 20th March




Eventbrite Link to register to attend

Slido link to ask questions

20 March 

10:00- 11:15

Interactive Carriers

Eventbrite_Carriers - Interactive

Slido_Carriers - Interactive

13:00- 14:15

Non Interactive Carriers

Eventbrite Carriers - Non-Interactive

Slido_Carriers - Non-interactive






21 March

13:00 - 14:15

Tourism Sector

Eventbrite-Tourism Sector

Slido_Tourist Sector






22 March

13:00- 14:15


Eventbrite-Education Sector

Slido_Education Sector






23 March


Business Visitors

Eventbrite-Business Visitors

Slido_Business Visitors



Week Commencing 27 March





Eventbrite Link to register to attend

Slido Link to ask questions

27 March

10:00 – 11:15

Interactive Carriers

Eventbrite-Carriers - Interactive

Slido-Carriers - Interactive

13:00 -14:15

Non interactive carriers

Eventbrite - Carriers - Non-Interactive

Slido - Carriers - Non-Interactive






28 March

13:00 -14:15


Eventbrite-Tourism Sector

Slido - Tourist Sector


29 March

13:00 -14:15


Eventbrite - Education Sector

Slido - Education Sector


30 March

13:00 -14:15


Eventbrite - Business Visitors

Slido - Business Visitors