Europe – Schengen Zone Requiring Approval to Enter in 2021

Feb. 3, 2020

As of this moment …  there are 60 countries whose citizens will be required to obtain an “ETIAS travel authorization” before entering the Schengen Zone** in 2021.      Notice that the ETIAS-countries include USA, Canada & Mexico … plus Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, and most of South America

Citizens of these countries will need to complete an online ETIAS application form to visit the Schengen Zone countries**.

… but NONE of the Republicans “Terrorist” travel ban states are included. …  North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, et al are ALL FINE … not needing the ETIAS travel authorization to enter Europe.


What countries are restricting entry in 2021?

**Think   ~Europe’s Schengen Zone~ … Currently, that’s 22 EU member countries, four non-EU countries, plus three European micro-states.

**ETIAS registration will be required for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City.


Details:

Fortunately, the ETIAS online application form is quick & straightforward to complete.   ETIAS travel authorization requirements require applicants to have a valid passport, a credit or debit card to pay the ETIAS fee, and an email address to receive their electronic ETIAS permit.

Applicants answer basic questions, including their travel itinerary, basic health history items, and descriptions of their criminal record. … Travelers details will be checked against security databases, like the Interpol and Europol databases & ETIAS email-approvals issued fairly quickly.

In a somewhat odd twist … Children under 18 (from ETIAS countries) must get an   ETIAS visa waiver   to travel to Europe.

Implementation Date:
The ETAIS rules were approved last July, 2019, describing a 2021 start date … but most recent ETAIS website updates now describe a “late 2021” kick-off.

Official details here:
https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-news/who-needs-etias-visa-europe

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4 Responses to Europe – Schengen Zone Requiring Approval to Enter in 2021

  1. Stewart Mandy says:

    “ … but NONE of the Republicans “Terrorist” travel ban states are included. … North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, et al are ALL FINE … not needing the ETIAS travel authorization to enter Europe.”

    Errrr no. They are not “all fine”. They all require a Schengen Visa which is considerably more complicated than obtaining an ETIAS.

    I detect a note of disapproval in your post that North Americans will need to obtain an ETIAS. Are you aware that Europeans have for years needed to obtain an ESTA to enter the USA? This is a reciprocal measure which is long overdue.

  2. Janet Levin says:

    Re: “… but NONE of the Republicans “Terrorist” travel ban states are included. … North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, et al are ALL FINE … not needing the ETIAS travel authorization to enter Europe.”

    Those countries don’t need the ETIAS travel authorization because they are required to have a visa. (Which is far more difficult to get than the ETIAS visa-waiver applied for online and approved or not within 20 minutes, according to the link you provided.)

  3. Neal Donaldson says:

    Me thinks you might be miss interpreting the ETIAS visa. While it does represent another government hoop to jump through it is in fact a privileged visa only available to passport holders in certain countries.

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  4. Diana says:

    Thanks Stephen, good to know💕

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