Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new plan to introduce an electronic visa, based on the US model. In practice, before leaving for London, the person concerned will have to apply for an online authorization and will need to do so at least three days before the trip.
Thus, ID cards will no longer be valid, and tourists will have to present passports under control. The British will be able to deny entry to people with criminal records and all arrivals and departures of tourists will be monitored to prevent visitors from staying for more than three months. For those who stay longer, they need a special working visa.
All of these measures will only come into effect if the Conservatives win next week's election: in this case, Brexit will take place on January 31, and in the event of Johnson's defeat, all of those measures will be discussed again.