ETIAS News

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

Switzerland is a popular European destination.

ETIAS has a new launch date

  • Posted on 15 Oct, 2020
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When will the ETIAS Authorization System be implemented? October 2020 – The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is coming soon, but you still have time to plan. The European Commission has announced a new launch date for the system that will change the way you travel to Europe. This system, also known as the European visa waiver program, is now scheduled to launch in late 2022 and will be required for visa-free… more