There are 61 countries in Europe that are not included in the European Union. But people of these countries enjoy visa-free travel to other countries of the EU. They can travel to other EU countries for less than 90 days for business or pleasure. That is where the European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS comes in handy. Any person in Europe (not in an EU country) who plans to visit an EU country needs to apply for the ETIAS. It is a 100% electronic system that helps keep track of visitors from countries that don’t need a visa to enter the EU. It resembles the US ESTA and is to be implemented by 2021. This article provides information about the ETIAS visa process.
The legal proceedings to implement the European Travel Information and Authorization System started in 2016 and is supposed to be completed by 2021. The EU plans to implement the system by 2021. The authorization will have a thorough check on the individual applying for the authority and determine if he or she can be allowed to enter the EU. This system will ensure that these people are not a security threat to the countries of the European Union.
The application for the authorization will take only 10 minutes to fill. It is a 100% online process so you won’t be wasting time on cumbersome paperwork. Once you fill and submit the application, the authorities will make sure that you are not a threat to their countries and authorize your visa. The entire process will be completed in a few minutes time. But you should apply for the authorization well in advance to avoid any last minute issues.
The aforementioned article provides information on the European Travel Information and Authorization System which will be implemented in 2021.