NEW TRAVEL AUTHORISATION REGULATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (ETIAS)
When the visa waiver is implemented in November 2023, specific rules must be fulfilled in order to comply with the new ETIAS law. ETIAS will not affect all citizens worldwide, despite the fact that more than 50 countries will be required to apply for an ETIAS before entering the Schengen zone.
The new laws will include a travel authorization for visitors entering Europe who do not require a visa. Prior to travelling to Europe, visitors must apply for an ETIAS.
The new ETIAS system will only be applicable to those who do not require a visa to enter any Schengen country. Many people require a Schengen visa to travel within the Schengen zone. Those who need a visa will not need to apply for ETIAS before visiting Europe.
Although it is predicted that around 30 million people will need an ETIAS each year, foreign nationals living in the Schengen zone may not be compelled to apply depending on their circumstances.
Currently, over 50 nations are allowed visa-free travel within the European Union. This will not alter with the implementation of ETIAS, as ETIAS is a visa waiver rather than a visa.
FOREIGN RESIDENTS IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
ETIAS may or may not effect you if you live in an EU member state, depending on your nationality. ETIAS will not affect European residents in their home country. However, if they plan to travel to Europe, they may need to obtain an ETIAS.
At the moment, persons who are residents of a European country will not need an ETIAS to continue living in that country. Residence in a Schengen nation is not eligible for the ETIAS because it is solely for travel purposes. However, there may be additional rules for persons who want to leave their own country and visit another Schengen country.
If you are a foreign person who needs a Schengen visa to visit other European nations, you will almost certainly need to apply for one. Those who need a visa to visit other Schengen nations will not need an ETIAS.
On the other hand, inhabitants of European countries who do not require a visa to visit other EU member states may be required to apply for an ETIAS in order to travel to other European countries.
This information is subject to the nationality of the EU resident, as well as the European country of residence and the national visa restrictions that will be in effect once ETIAS is officially implemented.