When Does My ETIAS Expire?

In response to the growing threat of terrorism, the European Union will implement the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) by 2021. The program will be somewhat similar to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program in place in the United States, which scr... READ MORE

UK Tourists to Pay into EU Budget Post-Brexit

Even though the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, British nationals may still end up paying in the EU’s general budget after it leaves. Nearly 35 million Britons took holiday trips to the European Union in 2016, with nearly a third visiting Spain, followed by France a... READ MORE

Ukraine Welcomes Visa-Free Travel Through Europe

As of June 11, 2017, citizens of Ukraine will no longer need to secure a visa to travel through the European Schengen Zone. The decision was announced by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, earlier in June. In practical terms, this means that Ukrainian citizens with biometric... READ MORE

ETIAS - The new European Travel Information and Authorization System

ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. It is a new travel authorization system, proposed by the European Commission that aims at strengthening the European border control. Nationals from countries that do not form part of the Schengen Area might soon have to pay to access to the European continent. The ETIAS system stems from a new proposal, made by the European Commission, which is based on the successfully implemented American ESTA. READ MORE