ETIAS News

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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ETIAS stands for European Travel and Information Authorization System. ETIAS will be an electronic travel authorization and it 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 complete the […]

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Almost three years after the Brexit referendum in which the British people voted by a narrow margin to leave the EU, much uncertainty remains. The new official date for the UK to leave is 31 October but it remains to be seen whether this will be replaced with yet another extension. Amongst the many questions […]

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The European Union: How It Got Started The European Union began as the EEC (European Economic Community) after the Second World War. In 1958, six countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) decided to join forces to create a community that would involve agreements over steel, coal, and other elements of trade. The […]

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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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