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What Upcoming Changes Can We Expect In The Travel Authorization System Of The European Union?

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European Union has introduced a new travel authorization system in order to deal with various international travel issues. It has always provided the visitors with the most comfortable experience and now there are going to be some changes in the authorization system to enhance the services. Total there are 62 countries in the world other than the European Nations that are allowed in Europe without their visas. The citizens of these 62 countries specifically do not need to carry their visa for their stay in Europe.

For these visitors, the European Union has introduced the concept of ETIAS. ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. They are introduced due to security concerns of the borders of the European Nations. Immigration hassles were also considered while launching this new visa waiver system.

Starting from 1st January 2021, no citizens will be allowed in the European Nations without having their own ETIAS. They are for everyone regardless of age. That means minors, children below the age of 18 and old-age people above the age of 70 will also have to have their own visa-waiver system.

Your ETIAS can work in the Schengen Area countries as well which are a part of Europe. There are a total of 26 countries in the world that comes under the Schengen Area Border with a population of 400 million. The 26 countries including, Spain, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Finland, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.

To apply for ETIAS you must have a valid passport. The procedure is simple, you just have to fill out an application form available on the official website. The form will ask you for your basic personal information. The information should be the same as you used in your passport. You will receive the decision of your verification of ETIAS within minutes of submitting your form.  If you are having any query about the procedure of filling out an application form for ETIAS or any other confusion related to the topic then you must visit

The form will be of just 7 euros but you will also have to apply for ETIAS if you belong to the minor or old -age category, and for them the cost of the application is absolutely free. They are believed to be pocket-friendly.

The European Travel Information and Authorization system will remain valid only if you are visiting any of the European nations for business work or tourism activities. They will also be valid if your purpose of traveling is related to transit or medical. But You can not use this new visa-waiver system to stay in Europe for education and job purposes. At the boarding gate, you will be asked to show your ETIAS along with other travel documents. And your eligibility for entering in Europe will entirely depend on that.