After its introduction in November 2023, nationals from more than 50 visa-exempt countries will be eligible to receive an ETIAS travel authorization. The ETIAS will provide access to the Schengen Area.
Learn who need and who does not require an ETIAS visa waiver to travel to the EU.
WHICH COUNTRIES WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR ETIAS?
Citizens of all visa-exempt nations outside the European Union will be required to submit an ETIAS application prior to entering the Schengen Area.
An ETIAS allows entrance into the Schengen Area for European countries. At their bilateral borders, these nations do not conduct passport inspections.
All EU nations, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, are members of ETIAS. Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City are also listed as microstates. ETIAS will also be valid for travel to Schengen countries such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, and Romania.
Please keep in mind that the European Commission has not yet finalised the list of ETIAS nations below. More nations are expected to be added to the list in the future.
NATIONALITIES WHO CAN APPLY FOR AN ETIAS AUTHORISATION:
The European Commission has not yet finalised the list of ETIAS nations. More nations are expected to be added in the future. ETIAS will be available to visitors from visa-free nations.
Currently, the ETIAS will be available to the following countries:
Check out the conditions for entering Europe beginning in November 2023, as well as the list of ETIAS nations.
ETIAS FOR BRITISH CITIZENS
Following Brexit and the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, British passport holders are now considered third-country nationals.
While no visa is necessary for short stays in Europe, British visitors will need ETIAS to enter Europe.
WHO IS EXEMPT FROM ETIAS?
Only visitors from the EU will be exempt from ETIAS. They can continue to travel freely inside the Schengen Area.
Citizens of non-EU nations who are visa-free will require an ETIAS.
Other nationalities will still require a Schengen visa and still be ineligible for the ETIAS.
DO I NEED A VISA FOR SHORT STAYS IN EUROPE?
ETIAS is required for visa-exempt nationals travelling to any country in the Schengen Area for vacation, business, or short-term medical treatment. ETIAS is not a visa, but rather a visa waiver.
Transiting through Schengen area en route to a third nation will also necessitate the authorization.
Overseas tourists can stay in the region without a visa for up to 90 days in a 180-day period with ETIAS.
To stay in the Schengen Area for more than three months or for purposes other than those listed above, a visa or other authorisation is required.
DO CHILDREN FROM NON-EU COUNTRIES NEED ETIAS?
Passport holders under the age of 18 must register with ETIAS.
Parents and guardians can apply for ETIAS on behalf of their children by mentioning on the application form that the request is on behalf of a minor.