The European Commission has again delayed the implementation of the European Travel Information and Authorization System.

Key Points:

  • ETIAS is now expected to be fully implemented in 2024 instead of November 2023; the exact date will be posted on this website at a later time.
  • Once implemented, non-EU nationals who do not need a visa to travel to Schengen area countries will have to apply for authorization through ETIAS before traveling.
  • Applicants will have to apply for ETIAS online or through a mobile application and pay the €7 fee before traveling to the Schengen area.

Additional Information: The European Commission announced plans to introduce ETIAS in April 2016 in order to facilitate border checks, streamline entry processes, ensure a coordinated risk assessment of third-country nationals and reduce the number of refusals of entry at border crossing points.

BAL Analysis: BAL will provide updates as the implementation date gets closer. More information regarding ETIAS is available here.

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