ETIAS News

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 Authorisation (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 border-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 Schengen […]

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Swiss-German border checks used to be the norm up until 2008, when Switzerland joined the Schengen Area. From then on, citizens travelling 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 have reignited the debate on migrants […]

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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 travellers 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 are adequately protected. Once ETIAS is launched by the end of 2022, the […]

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