US citizens will now have to apply for the latest travel regulation by the European Union to enter the continent. Upon the application of this new visa-waiver system called ETIAS (European Travel Information And Authorization System), the European Union is making sure that the borders of the 26 countries that are known as the Schengen Zone is protected.
Not only the United States but if you belong to any of the countries that enjoy visa-free travel through Europe that it is mandatory for you to have an ETIAS as Europe has decided to launch new travel authorization regime that the travelers visiting the countries in Europe will have to follow. After undertaking a brand new system for travel regulations the continent is not only protecting the Schengen Area countries but all the 44 nations belonging to Europe.
ETIAS is not a visa, but it is a visa-waiver system, that Europe has introduced for the countries like New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the United States who always enjoyed visa-free stays earlier. But not anymore, as starting from 1st January 2021, ETIAS will be compulsory for you if you are planning the 44 nations falling under the border of Europe.
If you belong to the US and want to know more about your ETIAS information you must visit https://etias-europe.us/. Here you will get all the information about how your travel is going to be affected if you are planning on visiting Europe.
Applying for ETIAS is not a complicated process. It is as easy as filling out an online application form. All you need is a valid passport and a credit or debit care (for payment purpose) to apply for ETIAS. Just visit the official site, there you will get an application form, as soon as you submit your application form and make the payment, you will receive the decision of getting your ETIAS application verified. The form will ask you for your basic details. Unlike your passport application you will not have to go through any interview process or extreme checking steps, it will be as easy as filling out a basic form online with your name, last name, date of birth, country, gender, nationality etc.
The fee of applying for ETIAS is seven euros, but it is absolutely free if you belong to minor or old age category. That means, the application will be free of cost for you if you are below the age of 18 or above the age of 70. ETIAS are mandatory for everyone regardless of age.
Once you get your ETIAS, it will be valid for the time duration of 3 years since the date of issue. With the help of this new travel authorization system you will be permitted to visit the European nations as well as the countries belonging to the Schengen border for 90 days at once.And even if your ETIAS is valid but your ETIAS will automatically expire if the validity of your passport expires.