ETIAS News

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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More than 30,000 commercial flights either leave from or arrive at a European Airport on a typical day, and around 671 million tourists from outside of Europe visit the continent every year. Accordingly, all of the main cities in Europe are equipped with a fully functional international airport which acts as the principal arrivals hub […]

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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 travelers holding Schengen visas. Currently, citizens from the following countries require a Schengen visa, which holds quite a few differences with […]

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Frontex, more commonly known as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, is an international border enforcement agency for the European Union’s Schengen Area. It works to ensure that the zone’s frontier member states and the border integrity of the Schengen zone is adequately protected. Once ETIAS is launched in 2021 the job of the […]

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In September 2016, the European authorities announced the introduction of the new ETIAS Travel Authorization System that will streamline and strengthen border controls for the Schengen area. The ETIAS program is expected to come into full force by 2021 and will allow eligible passport holders to visit the Schengen countries visa-free. The European ETIAS and […]

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At the moment, citizens of around 60 countries are able to visit the European Union and the 26 Schengen Area countries visa-free. However, from 2021, all visa waiver passport holders will first be required to register with ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) before traveling to the Schengen Area. Eligible citizens will be able […]

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The new ETIAS waiver program (European Travel Information and Authorization System) is expected to come into effect by the end of 2021. From that moment on, nationals of 60 different countries will have to fill out an online application and will be able to obtain their ETIAS visa waiver without having to visit a single […]

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