European Travel Information and Authorization System ETIAS is similar to the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) system in the United States.
Travelers who are citizens of non-Schengen countries currently released from the obligation of securing a visa for entering the Schengen zone for tourism, visit, etc.
What to expect
The ETIAS authorization is not a visa. Once implemented, it will be used for pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of travelers benefiting from visa-free access to the Schengen area. When arriving at the Schengen borders, travelers will need to have both a valid travel document and an ETIAS authorization.
Main Features of the ETIAS Authorization:
The ETIAS authorization has yet to be finally adopted and signed into law. These changes are expected to apply as of 2020 at the earliest.
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