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Travelling after 2019 is set to change when the UK leaves the EU on March 29.

Post-Brexit, the relationship between the UK and Europe could drastically change when it comes to travelling so easily between one another.

At the moment, Britons can visit all of the countries in Europe without needing to pay for a visa.

Could this all change when the country leaves the EU?

Whilst there is no firm confirmation regarding the effects on visa-free travel many people think it could change in a number of ways.

One suggested way is to use something called a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) which is similar to a visa.

This method of travel document, which costs €5, will also see strict security checks which could see travellers prevented from entering the country.

There is no solid evidence that this will come into place, with an EU source telling Express.co.uk in August: “Neither the final proposal, nor the possible questions have been formally agreed.”

This change could, however, make a trip around Europe much more difficult as well as more expensive.

A slightly different way of entering the country would be to use something similar to the ESTA that the US uses.

Standing for Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, it currently costs British travellers $14 (£11) to purchase, allowing travel for up to 90 days in the US.

It is also needed even if it is just a connecting flight and the traveller isn’t leaving the airport.

Although anyone who has had a criminal conviction could also see them denied entry.

Currently, the UK is the third best country in the world for having the strongest passport when it comes to visa-free travel.

Residents with a British passport can travel to 175 countries without needing a visa or can instead be given a visa-on-arrival.

It was pipped to number one by Singapore, with 176 countries, and Germany, with 177 countries.

Germany has held the top spot for five years, and this year stayed on top since the changes to the entry requirements for Belarus.