ETIAS News

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 travellers 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 travellers will need the travel authorization once it becomes available towards the end of 2022. ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) has not been launched yet. However, it […]

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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. In order to travel to Europe and discover its most popular attractions, eligible citizens will need to apply for the ETIAS program for Schengen countries. This is a new electronic travel authorisation permit that visitors […]

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Having a criminal record can prohibit a person from doing many things in life, including travelling 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 the end of 2022 onwards. The online registration will be quick and will only be required once every 3 years. ETIAS is not a visa. It is being introduced to improve the security of the Schengen Area. The visa waiver […]

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The Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković, hopes to lead his country into the Eurozone within the next few years.“Croatia will work intensively on the introduction of the euro as a currency”, he said. Last month, Plenković met with the Finnish Foreign Minister, Timo Soini, to gain his support. Soini offered his country’s assistance in its […]

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The Schengen Area is a region of 26 European countries which has no internal hard borders. People can move freely between the countries as if it is a single territory.   Travellers from many countries must apply for a Schengen visa to visit any of these 26 member states. This involves going to an embassy […]

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