What Is the Impact of ETIAS on the Common Visa Policy?

As part of an EU initiative to improve tourism and trade throughout the territory, Europe developed a way to facilitate travel and commerce between countries which included a common visa policy. However, to improve security measures, Europe has recently decided to develop a new program to offer...

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Benefits of the ETIAS Travel Authorization System

Europe is poised to join the many other regions of the world where electronic visa systems are already in place. The European Commission has proposed the implementation of an electronic visa system called the European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS. There is already a signif...

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Visa Waiver Programmes: Why Are They so Popular?

In 2021, the European Union will launch its own visa waiver programme, known as the European Travel Information and Authorisation System, or ETIAS. Visa waiver programmes are designed to facilitate the movement of citizens of certain countries to other regions of the world without the need to ap...

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Who needs an ETIAS travel authorization?

ETIAS (European travel Information and Authorization System) has been created by the European Union to protect and strengthen its borders.It will be implemented in 2021 and will require those traveling to the Schengen Area to obtain an ETIAS travel authorization before their trip.The...

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Traveling with ETIAS: A Journey to Europe

As the time draws closer when ETIAS will become a reality and all eligible citizens will have to apply for an ETIAS for Europe, the process for registering online is being outlined step by step to familiarize travelers with ETIAS and the procedures and conditions surrounding the new European ...

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Visa Waiver for European Travel

At the present moment, for many travelers around the world Europe is one of the easiest places to visit in terms of red tape and travel paper work. There are different categories of visitor to Europe, divided into two lists: the first refers to citizens who are eligible to travel to Europe by req...

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What does the future hold for British tourists visiting Europe?

As Europe and Britain keep discussing the many new policies that will need to be put into practice post-Brexit, one of the proposals causing a great stir is the ETIAS travel authorization - the “travel tax” as it has come to be known - that will be implemented from 2021.ETIAS, the European ...

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The European Health Insurance Card: What It Is and How to Use It

Guaranteed healthcare across European countries is one of the most important services offered to residents of the area. That’s why Europeans traveling to other nations in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Union (EU) as well as Switzerland and the United Kingdom need to keep their E...

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Germany To Introduce Dedicated Visas for Esports Players

Germany is to introduce a brand new dedicated visa for professional esports players and coaches. These are to offer eligible foreign applicants in the sector permanent residency without having to gain approval from the Federal Employment Agency. The world of competitive video gaming is grow...

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EU Announces New FRONTEX Regulation to Strengthen Operations

The European Union has announced new regulation which will strengthen the mandate of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) by supplying it with an additional border force of 10, 000 staff. Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri approved the 10,000 new guards and ordered thei...

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ETIAS as part of a common EU Intelligence Agency

ETIAS, the Electronic Travel Information and Authorisation System, has been proposed, and is being developed by the EU, as a form of travel authorisation for citizens wishing to visit the European Schengen Zone from those countries who currently travel to this area visa-free. The intention, as...

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What Are EU Countries Doing to Prepare for a No-Deal Brexit?

The UK Government’s rhetoric over Brexit has changed since Boris Johnson succeeded Theresa May as Prime Minister. Despite the EU introducing a "flextension" to the Brexit deadline until January 31st, 2020, a no-deal Brexit is still a distinct possibility.Whilst a deal has been agreed on...

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How Will ETIAS Affect Foreign Residents in European Countries?

The new visa waiver regulations that will soon come into force for the ETIAS (Electronic Travel Information and Authorisation System) may affect foreign residents in European countries. The ETIAS system is expected to take effect in 2021 and citizens of 60 countries will be eligible for an ETIA...

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ETIAS Past, Present and Future

A chronological order of ETIASIn November 2016 the European Commission proposed to establish a European Travel Information and Authorization System, ETIAS. The goal of this system is to strengthen and improve security checks on visitors from visa exempt countries. ETIAS will be an automate...

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