The European Union intends to introduce an electronic visa waiver scheme similar to those currently in existence across the world, notably in the United States, by November 2023.
The programme, known as ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System), has been widely embraced by practically every EU country.
ETIAS is a reaction to the current surge of terrorist assaults across Europe. The reality of the situation has necessitated more stringent background checks for visitors to the European Union.
Travelers who want to enter or transit through the Schengen Area must first complete a series of steps under the ETIAS program.
Passengers must complete an application form with basic information such as their name, date of birth, passport details, and trip intentions. Passengers must also answer security questions designed to weed out risky travellers, as well as pay the cost.
However, how does ETIAS operate for dual citizens? Is dual citizenship permitted in the EU?