ETIAS News

The coronavirus outbreak forced countries around the world, including the Schengen member states, to implement strict measures in order to slow down the spread of the virus and minimize the risk of contagion. Travel restrictions and lockdowns were enforced by a great number of nations. The EU shut down its external borders in March 2020. […]

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Although under normal circumstances it is possible to travel throughout the European Schengen Area without internal border control, in certain circumstances, member states may consider it necessary to reinstate frontiers. This is currently the case as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. In order to protect the population, Schengen border controls have been put in […]

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This March marks the 25th anniversary of the borderless Schengen Area. The agreement was designed in 1985. It finally came into effect on 26th March 1995 and has since been of great benefit to Schengen residents as well as travelers across the globe. The Schengen Agreement was originally signed by just 5 countries: Belgium, Germany, […]

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The new travel authorization 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. The European travel authorization is known as ETIAS, which stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. Previously announced launch […]

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With the implementation of the new ETIAS visa waiver scheme towards the end of 2022, foreign nationals and citizens of the European microstates may be concerned about how the regulations will affect their travels. Do Andorran, Monaguesque, ‎Sammarinese, and Vanticanien passport holders need an ETIAS to travel to the rest of Europe? Do foreign citizens […]

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With Brexit an imminent reality, Gibraltar has indicated its desire to join the EU’s borderless Schengen area to ease travel concerns after Britain has left Europe. Britain will leave the European bloc officially on January 31st and is to begin an 11 month transition period where it will negotiate the terms of a deal with […]

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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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Europe is a continent steeped in history and culture. There are 51 different countries either fully or partly located in Europe, 26 of which form the Schengen Area. Between these different nations, there is an abundance of attractions for every kind of tourist. Visitors can relax on the sunny beaches of the Mediterranean or climb […]

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As of December 4th, 2019, Frontex —the European Border and Coast Guard Agency has been granted additional responsibilities. The agency has also received new means to more efficiently assist EU countries and Schengen member nations in controlling their external borders. The newly enforced European Border and Coast Guard regulation paves the way for the foundation […]

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