What Are the Financial Benefits of ETIAS to the European Union?
There are numerous types of financial benefits to the EU through the
of the ETIAS.
To start with, the application fee of €7 will make a considerable
amount of revenue, due to how many applications there are likely to be each year.
There are also other types of financial benefit, for example, by a stricter screening
of travellers, countries in the EU can reduce the volume of crime and health issues
in the Schengen by refusing entry to criminals and people with infectious diseases.
This will help the authorities in the countries and the health services to reduce the
costs that would be associated with crime or health treatment.
For example, if an applicant has an infectious disease and brings it into the Schengen Zone,
this disease could spread around the area, putting a strain on health resources which
comes at great cost. With the health screening process, there is less chance that
someone with an infection would be able to enter the Schengen Area.
Similarly, if a criminal entered the Schengen Zone and committed crimes in the area,
police resources and the country’s justice system could be required, at a significant
amount to charge them, as well as any financial impact of the crime itself e.g. theft.
Therefore, by being able to screen ETIAS applicants for people that would potentially
commit a crime in the country and denying them travel authorization, the Schengen
countries would save the costs of the crime and prosecution.