Which countries do not need a visa to travel to Europe?

The European continent attracts millions of foreign visitors every year. Currently, there are more than 60 countries that do not need a visa to travel to Europe. However, it is worth clarifying that citizens of these countries are exempt from obtaining a Schengen visa to enter the Schengen Area. I...

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What is the eu-LISA?

The eu-LISA is the European Union Agency which manages the operations of its large-scale information systems, administering to matters regarding freedom, justice, and security. The eu-LISA Agency started operating in December 2012 and currently manages the operations of the EU information system...

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European Parliament approves ETIAS regulation

The European Parliament has approved the final agreement to implement ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System). It is estimated that the new scheme will become operational in 2021.Of the 609 who voted, 494 voted in favour of approving ETIAS. The aim of ETIAS is to stre...

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ETIAS for Europe and its impact on human rights

A study has been carried out by the European Parliament’s Policy Department to deduce whether ETIAS, the newly proposed European Travel Information and Authorisation System infringes in any way human rights, basic fundamental rights or data protection laws. The ETIAS proposal, set forth...

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Gibraltar Controversy May Impact UK Citizens Travel to the EU

As Britain's departure from the EU approaches, several issues still need to be addressed. While some wonder about what will be decided in regards to the Irish border, another more pressing question remains: What will happen with Gibraltar after the UK splits from the EU? What impact will Gibral...

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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 migrat...

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Do I need ETIAS to visit Ireland?

ETIAS, the European Travel and Information Authorization System, will be implemented in 2021. Citizens of over 60 countries will need ETIAS to enter the Schengen Zone. Several people who wish to travel to Ireland in the future have several questions in regards to the need for an ETIAS to visi...

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The EU and the U.S. join efforts for the sake of security

On June 19th, 2019, the EU-U.S. Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs was hosted in Bucharest, Romania, by the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During this meeting both sides were able to discuss their long-standing cooperation in the area of justice and home a...

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ETIAS is a Visa Waiver Program not a Traditional Visa

From 2021, US citizens and many other nationalities will need to apply for an ETIAS Visa Waiver before traveling to Europe. Since the European Union made the announcement, there has been some confusion about exactly what ETIAS is.ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization Sy...

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Dual Citizenship and ETIAS

By 2021, the European Union aims to implement an electronic visa waiver program similar ones already in place around the world, including in the United States. The program will be called ETIAS, which stands for the European Travel Information and Authorisation System, and has been readily accep...

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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...

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