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Everything You Need To Know About ETIAS, the New Visa-Waiver System By Europe

ETIAS, known as the European Travel Information and Authorization System is the new travel regulations introduced by the European Union for countries who are permitted in the continent without having the need to acquire their visas.Currently, there are a total number of 61 countries in the world that are allowed to visit the European nations without going through visa hassles as the continent provides these citizens the allowance to stay in the European nations without having to acquire their visa. But this is soon going to stop as European Union has come up with a brand new authorization system. .

ETIAS is not a visa but it is the new visa-waiver system that permits you to visit any of the European countries that falls under the Schengen Border for a period of 90 days without a visa. Well not just the countries in Schengen Border but it also permits you to stay in any of the 44 European nation if you have valid ETIAS. There are a total of 26 countries that are a part of Schengen border.

The 26 countries falling under the Schengen Border Area are namely, Spain, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Finland, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. These countries collectively has a population of around 400 million.

To apply for ETIAS you must visit the official site of European Travel Information and Authorization system. The procedure is not at all complicated, it will not require you to be a part of any interview or any security checks. All you have to do is to fill out an application form that you will find on the official site. The form will be as basic as any other application form. You will just have to add your basic details like name, date of birth, gender, nationality etc.

Once you fill out an application form and make the payment it will take a few minutes to let you know whether your application was accepted or rejected. 95% of people will immediately receive the decision about getting your valid ETIAS. If you are having any problems with understanding the procedure you must visit

The payment structure is 7 euros if you are an adult. But if you are either minor, that is the children below the age of 18 or old-age person above the age of 70, then the application fees is absolutely free for you. Everybody will have to apply for their own ETIAS regardless of age.

The ETIAS will be valid for a period of three years from the date of issue and it will permit you to stay in the European nation for 90 days one at a time. You can visit these countries for four purposes that is business, travel, transit and medical. Please note that your ETIAS can not be used if you are planning on staying in the continent for education or study purpose. ETIAS will be launch from 1st January 2021.

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