How Your Travel Will Be Affected If You’re Planning On Visiting Europe?
You must have been listening a lot in news about Europe, and get fascinated to go there. Right? But, before visiting Europe, you need to take care few things, and that is exactly what we are going to talk about in this article.
If you are planning on visiting the European countries anytime soon then ETIAS will be mandatory for you. ETIAS is a new travel regime introduced by the European Union. It is basically a new visa waiver system by Europe to ensure the safety of its borders. ETIAS will be in action from 1st January 2021. Citizens who are eligible for ETIAS will not be granted permission to enter Europe without it from 2021.
The full-form of ETIAS is European Travel Information and Authorization System. Including the Schengen Area border countries, There are a total of 44 countries in the world that comes under Europe. From these 44 countries, 26 belong to the Schengen Area, they are called the Schengen Border Countries.
The 26 countries falling under the Schengen Border Area are namely, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland.
ETIAS are only needed by the travelers who were earlier allowed to have entereded the European nations without having to acquire their visas. There are a total of 62 countries in the world like Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and Canada that is allowed to enter and stay in the European countries as well as the countries belonging to the Schengen Area countries visa-free but now with the introduction of this new visa-waiver system, new travel regulations will be followed.
The remaining citizens will remain unaffected upon the introduction of this new travel regime. They will not have to apply for ETIAS and will continue needing their visas like before.
ETIAS Europe will be mandatory from 1st January 2021 to enter any of the European countries. If you are planning on visiting the continent anytime soon, then it is advised to apply for your ETIAS soon.
To apply for ETIAS you must fill the online application form present on the official site. It will ask you to fill the basic details, the details that you insert in the form must be as same as your passport. After that, you can expect your ETIAS pretty soon.
The validity of your ETIAS will be of three years from the date of issue and it will permit you to stay in Europe for three months one at a time. During the period of these three months, you will not need your visa. Even though the validity of ETIAS is three years but they will expire as soon as the validity of your passport will be over.
With the help of ETIAS, you will be allowed to stay in the European nations for three months visa-free at once. This travel regime will allow you to stay in Europe for travel and business purposes, you can also use it for transit and medical purpose but you can not use your European Travel Information and Authorization System for the purpose of job and employment.