Britain's plan to count people entering and leaving the kingdom

The British government intends to completely digitize its borders, allowing an accurate count of people entering and leaving the kingdom. This step means that those coming to Britain without a visa or immigration status will need an electronic travel permit similar to that used in the United States as part of the plans to be implemented by the end of 2025.


Digital ID checks will also be used to reduce the need to visit visa application centers. Since Britain completed its exit from the European Union at the end of 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been keen to develop a new independent vision on immigration.


The Home Office said in a press release late on Saturday, for decades the UK government has been unable to accurately measure immigration levels and the number of people entering or leaving the country. The new changes to digitize borders mean that we can now count those entering and leaving the country and whether they have permission to be in the kingdom.

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