is known as the European Travel Information and Authorization System. It is
a plan that requires visitors to travel into some European countries without a
visa. Instead of a visa, they will apply for an ETIAS
This process is intended
to safeguard the European borders, and these chosen countries are known as the
The scheme was intended to have begun in 2021, but for proper preparation, the
implementation of the ETIAS scheme will take place towards the end of 2022.
Nonetheless, it might not be compulsory until the following year. The ETIAS
scheme is strictly meant for travelers with tourism and business intentions with
a stay period of up to 3 months.
There are 26 ETIAS countries
that are part of
the Schengen Area. Some include
Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Germany,
Finland, Greece, Latvia, France, Liechtenstein, Belgium, etc. Currently, over 60
countries have been included to take part in the visa waiver process. Some are
Bahamas, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Brazil,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Barbados, etc.