How will the EU Effectively Run this New Visa Waiver?
As the threat of terrorism seems to be ever-growing, the EU has been forced to go through
the administrative marathon of setting up a new visa waiver system. However, unlike other
visa waiver systems, the launch will be aided by modern technology.
Artificial intelligence technology
has developed massively in recent years with a vast array of uses. It is the ability for AI
to learn data processing that will allow ETIAS to process unprecedented quantities of traveller
data. The system will check all applications and raise alerts if it finds something suspicious.
At that point, a human will check closer and make a decision.
The plans have been fairly well enacted by the EU, with all computer systems already in place.
There have been some difficulties hiring the larger number of administrative and border force
workers required for the ETIAS system, but the EU is not indicating it expects delays.
Processing applications is not the only part of ETIAS requiring a substantial amount of labour.
On the border, further biometric checks for ETIAS holders are required. These have the potential
to be time-consuming, and Panamanians must expect longer queues on the border.