ETIAS News

The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is currently under development by EU authorities and scheduled to launch to the public in 2021. 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 visitors alike. The […]

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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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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 Authorization (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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European Union authorities have signed an agreement with Serbia to cooperate in regards to border and coast management. This cooperation between the non-Schengen country and Frontex —the European Border and Coast Guard Agency is expected to increase security within the EU for both visitors and residents alike. The agreement was signed by Maria Ohisalo —Minister […]

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The European Parliament has approved new legislation which strengthens the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, known as Frontex, by supplying it with extra staff and equipment. The plan is to increase the number of operational staff to 10,000 by 2027 and focus on strengthening the region’s borders. The movement was passed with 403 votes […]

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Among the many questions that arise surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU is how Brexit could impact Europe’s Tourist industry. The departure of the UK from the EU and the possible changes to free movement this could bring may lead to a temporary or permanent fall in tourist numbers. It is also likely to […]

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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 passport 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 […]

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Swiss-German border checks used to be the norm up until as recently as 2008, when Switzerland joined the Schengen Area. From then on, citizens traveling between Switzerland and any other Schengen country have not been subject to routine checks. Individuals can currently travel freely in a Europe-wide border-free zone. However, recent events involving foreigners have […]

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