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... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

EU Countries Back ETIAS Visa Program

In a significant step forward, EU countries voted on June 9, 2017 to adopt a proposed new security screening program called the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) during a meeting of the E.U. Justice and Home Affairs Council in Luxembourg. ETIAS is an electronic visa prog... READ MORE

Is the EES for Europe the same as ETIAS?

As part of the Smart Borders Package introduced by the EU in 2016, the Entry-Exit System (EES) is an initiative which proposes to improve general security measures for the external Schengen Area borders. In recent years the European Council and the European Parliament have been aiming to... READ MORE

Etias to be discussed at World Border Security Congress

The European Commission is proposing to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers. The ETIAS will gather information on all those travelling visa-free to the European Union to allow for advance irregular migration a... READ MORE