Europe visas

The new travel authorisation for Europe — that the EU-Lisa agency has been working on since 2016 — is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2022, according to a representative of the European Commission. This European visa waiver is known as ETIAS, which stands for European Travel Information and Authorisation System. Previously […]

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The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is currently under development by EU authorities and scheduled to launch to the public at the end of 2022. The main purpose behind the implementation of the ETIAS visa waiver is to improve security within the borders of the Schengen Area. This will benefit both residents and […]

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The UK’s Conservative Government has proposed a US-style visa waiver system for EU citizens after Brexit has been completed. The new Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) system announced on the 2nd of December 2019 by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel would require EU visitors to apply for an electronic visa waiver prior to entry into the […]

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The European Commission (EC) has recently approved Croatia’s entry into the Schengen zone. The decision means that the Balkan state could soon be the newest member of the EU’s border-free travel area. In a press release published on October 25th, 2019, the EC outlined its decision, explaining that “based on the results of the Schengen […]

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The European Commission Office has announced that it is working on the implementation of a new electronic registration system called EES. The acronym stands for Entry/Exit System and will be put in place for travellers holding Schengen visas. Currently, citizens from the following countries require a Schengen visa, which holds quite a few differences with […]

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In September 2016, the European authorities announced the introduction of the new ETIAS Travel Authorisation System that will streamline and strengthen border controls for the Schengen area. The ETIAS program is expected to come into full force by the end of 2022 and will allow eligible passport holders to visit Schengen countries visa-free. The European […]

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ETIAS stands for European Travel and Information Authorisation System. ETIAS is not a visa but an electronic travel authorisation and will be a mandatory entry requirement for citizens of over 60 countries. Children will be required to have a valid ETIAS upon arrival at any of the 26 Schengen member countries. Parents will need to […]

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The European Union will introduce ETIAS, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System, toward the end of 2022. The EU decided to create this visa waiver program to protect and strengthen all of its shared external borders. This is why, ETIAS will be necessary to enter Europe via air, land and sea. Citizens of over […]

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ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) will become a requirement for certain nationalities from the end of 2022 onwards. The online registration will be quick and will only be required once every 3 years. ETIAS is not a visa. It is being introduced to improve the security of the Schengen Area. The visa waiver […]

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The Schengen Area is a region of 26 European countries which has no internal hard borders. People can move freely between the countries as if it is a single territory.   Travellers from many countries must apply for a Schengen visa to visit any of these 26 member states. This involves going to an embassy […]

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