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Citizens of nearly 50 ETIAS qualifying countries, including Barbados, will be able to get a Europe travel authorization beginning in late 2023.

The ETIAS will be electronically connected to the passport used in the application procedure for Barbadians.

The ETIAS cannot be transferred from one passport to another, even if they are both issued to the same individual.

This means that Barbadians with dual citizenship who have more than one valid passport must choose which passport to apply for the ETIAS with and travel on the same passport.

Barbadian nationals possessing a second passport from a Schengen visa-required country can still apply for an ETIAS online, saving them the inconvenience of visiting an embassy or consulate to secure a consular visa. In this situation, the only condition would be to go to Europe on a Barbadian passport in order to be permitted access with the ETIAS.

Students and professionals from Barbados who wish to attend a summit, workshop, or short course in Europe do not need to apply for a visa. Barbadians can enter European Schengen countries simply by producing their passport.

Barbadians who desire to attend a conference, class, or convention in a Schengen country will soon be required to have a valid ETIAS. ETIAS for business purposes will be available in late 2023.

Holders of the ETIAS will be able to participate in brief academic activities in all Schengen countries for up to 90 days total within a 180-day period.

Barbadians with a valid ETIAS can attend several conferences in different European Union countries without the need for individual visas.

The ETIAS is a great resource for Barbadian business persons who want to visit Europe because it allows them to enter more than 20 countries with a single travel authorization.

Barbadian passport holders who want to visit the Schengen Area for business can do so for up to 90 days with an ETIAS travel authorization.

Travellers from Barbados who want to work in the EU but aren’t sure which nation they want to live in might also benefit from an ETIAS. Barbadians will be able to visit all Schengen countries in order to assess which one best matches their needs and interests.

Once a Barbadian citizen has determined which country they want to work in, they must go to the embassy or consulate of that country to apply for a work visa. Unlike the ETIAS, European long-term visas are country-specific and cannot be applied online from Barbados. The requirements for European work visas for Barbadian nationals can differ from one EU country to the next.

Barbadian nationals discovered working on an ETIAS in the EU may face harsh consequences such as the revocation of their travel authorization, fines, or possibly deportation.