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

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... READ MORE

Quick Facts about Europe’s ETIAS travel authorization

The EU commission created the new European Travel and Authorization System (ETIAS) permit as a way to assess visa-free travelers before they arrive at the Schengen Area. Applicants will have to complete an online form that will then be processed through the ETIAS security database and will e... 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 migrat... READ MORE

What does the future hold for British tourists visiting Europe?

As Europe and Britain sit down to discuss 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 in the year 2021.ETIAS, the... READ MORE