How will the EU Effectively Run this New Visa Waiver?
A Visa waiver system is not a unique approach to short-term travel, and it was invented
in 1986 by the US congress. Passenger volumes have increased dramatically since then,
and nations worldwide are struggling to implement Visa waiver systems effectively.
With the threat of terrorism ever looming over the EU, they can no longer ignore the
benefits that a Visa waiver system could offer their citizens. They have decided to
Leverage modern technology such as artificial intelligence to help Border Force workers
deal with this increased data flow.
The artificial intelligence technology will process the majority of the data, only drawing
a human worker's attention to it if they find a Palauan traveller who poses a risk.
So far, the EU has largely successfully set up the ETIAS visa waiver system and is on track
for it to be launched in 2023 as planned. The technology has been in place since August 3rd,
and only minor human resources difficulties will get in their way.
As with any new system, Palauans should expect teething difficulties, particularly on the
border. The need for further biometric checks will slow down the processing of travellers.
Palauans should factor frustratingly long queues into their travel plans.