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.
**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.
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.
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:
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