Paraguay will join South American Nations such as Argentina in the EU's new ETIAS (European
Travel Information and Authorisation System) visa waiver. This means that Paraguayans are
considered safe to enter the EU without a full visa.
The changes are planned for 2023, requiring Paraguayans to successfully
applying for an ETIAS
visa waiver to travel to the
countries under ETIAS program.
The ETIAS Visa waiver system
has been in the making since 2016 when terrorism
racked European Communities. The European Commission decided to copy the example of other
nations such as the USA, who use Visa waiver systems as an alternative to requiring a full
visa or no documentation at all.
Despite recently coming under fire from the UK, ETIAS should not pose barriers to tourists
from ETIAS nations, and knowing everything about it will help Paraguayans to continue to
enter the EU. Such knowledge can be obtained through this article.