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

Schengen Information System

SIS – What is the Schengen Information System

  • Posted on 10 Dec, 2020
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The SIS database assists in law enforcement and border control to keep Europe safer December 2020 - The Schengen Information System, which has been upgraded to a newer version (SIS II), is governmental database that Schengen Travel Zone nations have access to. This database is designed to enhance existing security measures by maintaining identification information on individuals and entities. New improvements are ongoing, and the system is… more

EU Entry Exit System

Understanding Europe’s Entry Exit System (EES) System

  • Posted on 27 Nov, 2020
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How the EES complements the ETIAS November 2020 - Traveling to and from Europe is changing, and the Entry Exit System (EES) is just one of the changes the European Union (EU) has implemented to enhance border security. The EES is being launched in preparation for the European Travel Information & Authorization System (ETIAS), a visa waiver program anticipated to launch early 2023.  What is the Entry Exit System (EES) System? EES is… more

ETIAS and the Biometric passport requirement

Do I need a biometric passport for ETIAS?

  • Posted on 06 Nov, 2020
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Biometric passports change the way we travel November 2020 - Many short-term travelers from around the globe are accustomed to traveling to Europe with just a passport. However, beginning in early 2023, citizens of 61 countries, including Canada and Japan, will be required to apply for travel authorization through the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). ETIAS is a completely digital process and will involve… more