ETIAS News

The European Union will introduce ETIAS, the European Travel Information and Authorization System, in 2021. 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 sixty countries will […]

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On December 28th, 2018, new rules to strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS) entered into full force. These regulations were initially proposed by the European Commission in December 2016. Currently, the SIS is Europe’s most widely used information sharing system for security and border management. Its functions are managed by the eu-LISA Agency.   One […]

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The Schengen Zone is made up of 22 EU countries and the 4 non-EU countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, between which visa-free travel is permitted. From 2021, citizens from previously visa-exempt countries will be required to apply for the electronic ETIAS visa waiver application for travel to any of the Schengen member countries. […]

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The Telegraph reported that lie detectors equipped with artificial intelligence will be tested at border points in Europe. This is part of an EU-funded project to fight terrorism and crime. Travelers will need to upload a photo of their passport as well as photos of their visa and proof of funds. Furthermore, they will have […]

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After a long process of trying to meet the technical requirements for entry, it seems as though Bulgaria may finally join the Schengen Area for passport-free travel within Europe as early as 2019. A Schengen Bulgaria means that the country may be eligible to join the shared ETIAS visa waiver program for the Area expected […]

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British travelers will have to obtain an ETIAS visa waiver every 3 years to travel to EU countries post-Brexit. The European Commission has confirmed that UK travelers will need the travel authorization once it becomes available in 2021. ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) has not been launched yet. It will be a requirement […]

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The Schengen Area is composed of 26 European states with a shared visa policy that has abolished internal borders and adopted shared passport and border controls on their external frontiers. European Union member states are required to take part in the Schengen Area by law. However, before joining the other Schengen countries, each state must […]

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The Schengen Area is composed of 22 EU member states and four non-EU states of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway. The most visited Schengen countries are Germany, Italy, Spain, and France, which is also the most popular tourist destination in the world. In order to travel to Europe and discover its most popular attractions, eligible […]

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Having a criminal record can prohibit a person from doing many things in life, including traveling to certain counties. But while entry restrictions against criminal offenders are incredibly strict in countries like the USA and Canada, the rules in most European countries are far more relaxed. European criminal conviction checks are uncommon, and most EU […]

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ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) will become a requirement for certain nationalities from 2021 onwards. The online registration will be quick and will only be required once every 3 years. ETIAS is being introduced to improve the security of the Schengen Area. The visa waiver will be similar to the American ESTA. The […]

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