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

ETIAS will complement European Union intelligence and information systems

ETIAS as part of a Unified European Intelligence Agency

  • Posted on 09 Feb, 2021
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  February 2021 - Citizens of the Schengen Area of Europe have long enjoyed the ability to travel across internal borders. But those borders, which are also open to outsiders, brought an unknown risk factor, and the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is one measure that will change European travel and is part of a broader effort to make Europe more secure while still allowing for easy passage. ETIAS will complement… more

ETIAS watchlist helps protects Europe's borders

ETIAS Travel: What is the ETIAS watchlist?

  • Posted on 10 Jan, 2021
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Multiple organizations to contribute to the database As the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) comes closer to its implementation date (late 2022), the European Council is making improvements to its ETIAS watchlist, a database of persons of interest and security risk. This article will help you learn more about the ETIAS watchlist and European security updates.  What Is the ETIAS watchlist? We should start the… more