Visit Europe in 2022 with the ETIAS visa waiver

European Travel Information Authorisation System coming 2022

  • Posted on 28 Nov, 2021
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  The European Travel Information and Authorisation System, also known as ETIAS, serves two main purposes: Perform security checks on third-country nationals Monitor entry and exit of non-Schengen citizens For countries considered ‘visa exempt’, you still do not need a visa for short-term travel (90 days or fewer), but you will be required to apply for pre-authorisation to cross the external borders of the Schengen Zone, a 26-country region of… more

Visit Spain, Europe and Schengen area with ETIAS visa waiver

The ETIAS Central Unit: Everything You Need to Know

  • Posted on 25 Oct, 2021
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What is ETIAS? The European Travel Information and Authorisation System, abbreviated as ETIAS, is a type of visa waiver for the Schengen Area of Europe. The purpose of this authorisation process is to confirm traveller identities, assess for security risks, and help keep track of border crossings. Many travellers worldwide are accustomed to travelling to Europe with no more than a passport, but that will change in late 2022 when ETIAS launches.… more

Visit Bruges with the ETIAS visa waiver for Europe

What is ETIAS and how will It affect travel to the EU?

  • Posted on 31 Aug, 2021
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  What is ETIAS and who will need it to visit Europe? ETIAS, sometimes known as the ETIAS visa, is not quite like a traditional visa. Currently, there are many countries whose nationals may travel to Europe without a short-term visa. When the new system launches in late 2022, nationals of these countries will have to apply for pre-authorisation to cross the external Schengen border. The Schengen Area is a 26-country region of Europe mostly… more

Map of Europe - ETIAS travel

Can the ETIAS be refused or denied?

  • Posted on 14 Jun, 2021
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  This online visa waiver process serves as a security and identity background check, and while most applications will be processed quickly, there is a possibility that some applications will result in refusal or denial of entry. Most reasons for refusal are related to administrative issues, but here we will take a look at how and why an ETIAS application  could be denied (and what you can do to avoid it). Can my ETIAS application be refused?… more

Europe to re open - Summer 2021

European Union will open its borders to international travellers

  • Posted on 24 May, 2021
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  One policy change is the number of Coronavirus cases a country can have and still be considered a ‘safe’ region of origin. The other change is that travelers who can confirm they have met European Union (EU) vaccination guidelines will soon be able to resume European travel. Read more here to learn about changing travel requirements for non-EU citizens, including vaccination requirements, COVID testing, and more. When will countries in Europe… more