Using ETIAS for visits to multiple countries in the Schengen Zone
will be valid for three years or until your passport expires,
whichever date is the soonest. Within these three years, you will be
able to visit as many countries in the Schengen Area as you want to,
so you could travel around Europe for a period of up to the 90-day limit,
spending time in places like Italy, France and Spain, using the same ETIAS for your trip.
You can also travel to and from Europe as many times as you want to using the
ETIAS while it is still valid, so you could holiday in Portugal one month and
visit Germany a few months afterwards, or wherever it is that you want to
visit within the Schengen Area.
Similarly, you can use the ETIAS for multiple business trips. For example,
you might have a number of company offices based around the Schengen Area,
which you need to visit occasionally. The ETIAS is ideal for short business
trips such as this, where your visit will be for less than 90 days in total
in the Schengen Area. You can also use the ETIAS to attend business
conferences or to meet with prospective clients and numerous other business-related purposes.
The ETIAS was specifically created to ensure that business trips and tourism are
not made difficult through the requirement of a visa, it is intended to boost
the tourism and trade opportunities around Schengen and the countries that are ETIAS members.
If your passport that the ETIAS is linked to expires, the ETIAS is no longer valid,
so you would be required to apply for a new ETIAS for all of your future visits to
the Schengen Zone
. You cannot renew or extend an ETIAS, you simply complete the
application process over again, completing the
and then your new
ETIAS will be linked to your new passport.