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No, the ETIAS visa waiver only allows Colombian citizens to enter Schengen nations for tourist, transit, or business. ETIAS holders are not permitted to seek employment or work in Europe.

Colombian passport holders who are discovered working in Europe with an ETIAS may have their travel authorization cancelled and may be deported from the Schengen Area.

Colombian nationals who want to work in the Schengen Zone should contact the embassy or consulate of the country where they want to work. Colombian nationals will be informed by embassy or consulate authorities of the procedures needed to apply for an eligible work visa for the desired destination.

Colombian candidates with a history of minor offences may not be denied entry into the Schengen Area automatically.

Colombians asking for an ETIAS who have a serious criminal record and are deemed a threat to the well-being and public security of Schengen citizens will almost certainly be denied entry.

Colombian passport holders are permitted entrance as well as the freedom to travel and remain in all Schengen countries for a maximum of 90 days out of a 180-day period without the need to apply for a visa. Both the 90-day and 180-day periods begin on the day the traveller arrives in European Union territory.

Colombian citizens will also be permitted to access all Schengen Area countries for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period with an ETIAS European visa waiver travel authorization.

Colombians are not required to obtain a visa to enter the Schengen Area for up to 90 days. Colombian visitors and business travellers can visit for up to three months without a visa.

This will not change when ETIAS is implemented in 2023. Colombians will still be able to travel to Europe without a visa, but they must register with ETIAS online before their trip.