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.