The regulations for visiting Europe have changed. Beginning in 2024, almost 1.4 billion individuals from over 60 visa-exempt countries will be needed to get travel authorization in order to access most European nations. The travel authorisation is called ETIAS. So here is some new information on the subject.
What Is ETIAS?
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ETIAS travel authorisation is required for visa-exempt nationals visiting any of the below-mentioned 30 European countries. It is connected to a traveller’s passport. The validity of this authorised document is up to three years or until the passport expires. If you receive a new passport, you must also get a new ETIAS travel authorization.
With a valid ETIAS travel authorisation, there is no restriction on the number of visits to these nations. But the span would be limited for short-term stays. It will be generally up to 90 days in any 180-day period. It does not, however, ensure admission. When you arrive, a border guard will want to examine your passport and other paperwork to ensure that you satisfy the entrance requirements.
How To Apply?
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Visitors must complete the online application form on the official ETIAS website or using the ETIAS mobile application. To apply, you must have a valid passport or travel document which a validity of more than three months during the period you want to travel. It should be less than ten years. The majority of applications are handled within minutes. However, it is conceivable that your application will take longer to process. If this is the case, you will get a judgement within four days.
Here are the 30 countries that would ask for ETIAS from tourists upon entry
- Czech Republic
Here’s A List Of Countries That Need To Apply For ETIAS If They Want To Travel To These 30 European Countries
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Solomon Islands
- South Korea
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
Here are a few European countries that don’t need ETIAS
- San Marino
Starting in 2024, ETIAS will be in force. So keep an eye out on the official website of European visas to get an update regarding ETIAS.
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