An Overview of ETIAS, the European Travel Information and Authorization System By The European Union.

26

The European Union has introduced a new travel regime for the non-European citizens planning onto visiting the continent of Europe. There are two kinds of non-EU members, one that is allowed to visit and stay in the continent without having to acquire their visa and then there are those who always need a visa to get permitted for visiting the European Nations. The new visa-waiver system that is going to launch pretty soon in the world is going to be applied to the first category travelers. This is introduced in order to deal with several issues as well as to give a more efficient and convenient way of traveling to the visitors visiting Europe.

The new travel authorization system is known as ETIAS. It stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. It is introduced in order to ensure the safety of the European Nation’s borders. The European Union is known for always providing visitors and travelers with the most comfortable journey and to maintain that kind of reputation, this new travel regime was introduced.

The ETIAS is going to be applied to the total number of European Countries including the ones belong to the Schengen Area Border countries. There are a total of 26 countries in the world that falls under the category of Schengen Area countries.  These 26 countries collectively have a population of 400 million people. These countries include France, Spain, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Finland, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Another purpose behind the introduction of ETIAS is that it will also help the government in dealing with all the other immigration issues. It is suggested to apply for your ETIAS prior to your visit to Europe if you want a hassle-free journey through the continent because they are soon going to be compulsory. The ETIAS will be in action from the year 2021. You will be refused to visit the European Nations from 1st January 2021 if you do not have your own ETIAS. For more information about the impact of ETIAS on your travel please refer to www.etias-europe.us.

The process of applying for ETIAS is simple. It is very easy as compared to applying for a passport. But is compulsory that you have a valid passport in order to initiate the process of applying for ETIAS. In order to apply, you will just have to visit the official website and fill out an online application form asking for your basic information. As soon as you fill out these details you will receive a decision about getting your ETIAS.

After getting your ETIAS application approved, it will be valid for the duration of three years. You can visit visa-free in the European nations for 90 days one at a time in these three years of the validity period. But in case your passport expires before your ETIAS expiry date then your ETIAS will no longer be applicable as it will automatically be invalid.