Why has the EU Changed Moldovans Travel Rights?
Ensuring security while also making themselves appealing to tourists has long been
a challenge for the EU. They don’t want to enforce a full tourist visa, which would
dissuade travellers, but at the same time, the modern world is too dangerous for
Visa waiver systems are halfway between unregulated travel and full visa systems,
allowing residents of “safe” nations to enter the country for short-term travel with
some minimal background checks. They were first introduced in the USA in 1986, but as
travel became more accessible, processing such high quantities of traveller
information became impossible.
This is the problem the EU is facing with millions of travellers from outside of the
EU visiting every year. New technology has been leveraged to allow the visa waiver
system to effectively screen all of this human traffic. Most notably, AI technology
will be used to flag any discrepancies without any humans having to be involved.
The existential risk posed by terrorism, and fear of the next global pandemic has
forced the EU to make this change. ETIAS will be able to track all the risks a traveller
will pose to EU citizens, and make a strong decision as to whether they should be
allowed to enter the Schengen area.