ETIAS News

All Information for Traveling to the EU

You will find updates and the latest news regarding progress on the ETIAS Program and any changes that come into effect. This news will be published regularly, so visit this page for all the updates you need to know about the European Travel Information and Authorization System.

ETIAS to Launch November 2023

The plan to introduce the ETIAS ‘e-visa’ as a mandatory requirement requirement in May 2023 has now been postponed by the EU until November 2023.

Spain and France Agree to Permit Dual Citizenship for Each Other's Citizense

In previous times, French and Spanish citizens seeking citizenship in the other countries would be required to renounce the citizenship offered by their initial country. For example a French citizen who wants to take up

Vanuatu's Temporary Suspension from Visa-Free Access to Europe

Starting in the latter part of 2022, the European Union is set to introduce the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). ETIAS is a travel document that allows non-European citizens access

Kosovo's President Says EU Parliament Expects its Visa Liberalisation Status to Be Granted Soon

Kosovo is officially known as the Republic of Kosovo. It covers a landmass of 10,887 km² in the center of the Balkans. It has a population of about 1.8 million and only declared it is considered only partially a state

Most Visited Countries in Europe

Tourism has become a culture in the human race. The art of tourism is an act of appreciating nature and art and exploring historical times. In essence, it is an acknowledgment of beauty. Among all places in the world, Europe is the most visited.

Quarantine requirements on Entry to Norway

Covid-19 pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), hit Norway in February 2020. The virus spread rapidly like a burning bush through March 2020.

UK Citizens Urged to Follow New EU Entry Rules

Since the UK officially left the EU on January 1, 2021, there have been some changes for travelling between the UK and Europe. UK nationals can visit the Schengen Zone without requiring a visa, but they need an ETIAS that will be valid for a limit of

Lithuania Ends Restriction-Free Travel

Lithuania’s authorities have taken the decision to reduce their list of green countries down to just two. The only countries remaining on their green list are Poland and Czechia, as Croatia and Slovenia have just been removed from the list.

Spain Has Updated the Travel Entry Rules

Spain has just introduced changes to their travel rules and it could make it more difficult for British tourists to visit Spain

ETIAS is on Track for Introduction by the End of 2022

The European Union Commission has confirmed that the rules that make the future ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) interoperable with the relevant EU information systems were brought into effect on August 3.

ETIAS Strengthening Border Control with AI

Artificial Intelligence has driven some major improvements to the world and made all types of processes faster and more efficient. In some cases, AI can enhance safety or reduce business costs, so it is a very powerful type of technology that is becoming increasingly useful and valuable.

How Will ETIAS Affect Foreign Citizens in Europe?

The new ETIAS system will soon be launched, which will mean that citizens from 60 countries will be eligible to apply for an ETIAS for travel authorization in Europe. Historically, citizens from those 60 countries could visit the Schengen zone without a visa but from the end of 2022, citizens of those 60 countries are required apply for an ETIAS,

EU Introduces Digital COVID Pass for European Travel

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, travel restrictions around the world have been introduced in countries to help prevent the virus from being brought in over the borders or increasing the rates, where it already was in circulation.

EU Agrees ETIAS Regulation Amendments

The EU has agreed on a number of key ETIAS regulation amendments aimed at simplifying the way that authorities access passenger data when travellers are entering the Schengen Area. The ETIAS system is due to launch at the end of 2022,

European COVID 19 Travel Restrictions

The European Union member states have been reviewing ways to safely allow travel to resume between countries around Europe and for travelers coming from outside of Europe. Since the COVID-19 pandemic first started, travel restrictions have prevented many travelers from being able to visit countries around the world, including entering the EU.

ETIAS Protecting Public Health

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU had been reviewing ways to improve the protection of the EU public health and the ETIAS had been in the pipeline for some time to play a role in this.

ETIAS FAQs

The answers to all of the ETIAS related frequently asked questions.