The continent of Europe consists of 44 countries, other than those countries there are 62 countries in the world that are allowed in the continent of Europe without having to acquire their visas. These 44 European Nations also include the Schengen Area border countries that are 26 in number. But now due to some changes in the travel regulations in Europe, these non-EU citizens who are permitted visa-free into the continent of Europe will now have to apply for ETIAS.
Introduced by the European Union, ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. It is not a visa but a new visa-waiver system. It is designed especially for the non-European citizens who are permitted to in Europe without needing their visas.
ETIAS will officially launch on 1st January 2021. Meaning starting from the very beginning of 2021 no citizen will be allowed in the continent of Europe without having their approved ETIAS. They will have no effect on citizens who always had a need for a visa to enter any of the 44 countries that belong to Europe. These 44 European Nations also cover the 26 nations that fall under the Schengen Border Area.
The main purpose of the launch of this new travel regulation system is the safety of the borders of the European Nations. European Union is known for its excellent management and for providing the customers with a comfortable experience and to maintain that they are introducing ETIAS. ETIAS will also help in eliminating terrorism issues from the continent and it will reinforce the fight against crime.
Irregular migration also remains one of the reasons behind the launch of this new visa-waiver system. It will let the authorities deal with the migration issue hassle-free. With the help of ETIAS, you will be saving a lot of time as well as money as it is a more convienient way of traveling and will smooth your experience at the security checks.
To apply for ETIAS you must visit their official site where you will get an online application form. The procedure of filling out the form is very easy. The form will require you to fill your basic details. These basic details include your name, last name, middle name, date of birth, contact number, gender, nationality, place of birth, etc. But for more information regarding filling out the application form, you must visit www.etias-europe.us
ETIAS will let you stay visa-free into the continent of Europe for a period of 3 months one at a time. The validity of your ETIAS will last 3 years from the date of the issue. But here’s a thing to note, that your ETIAS will automatically be considered expired if the validity of your passport ends. You must have a valid passport in order to apply for ETIAS.
You should compulsorily have a passport In order to apply for ETIAS. You can use your ETIAS to visit the European Nations for business, travel, transit and medical purposes only. ETIAS will allow this kind of visitor to enter the European Nations for a period of three months visa-free.