The European Union (EU) has started to reopen its external borders to travelers from outside the bloc for the first time since March. From July 1, international travel will resume to certain third countries. Visitors from these 15 states will be able to visit Europe this summer. The decision was made after a vote by
Information about the ETIAS Visa Waiver for Europe
ETIAS for Europe is a multiple entry travel authorization which will permit the holder to travel to Schengen countries for a total stay of 90 days with each entry, for purposes of tourism, transit, business or medical treatment.
The European Commission is implementing the ETIAS visa waiver program for all nationalities who do not currently need a visa to travel to Europe, with the intention of strengthening and protecting the borders of the Schengen passport-free zone. The new system will prescreen visa-exempt travelers for any potential security or health risks before they even reach European borders, and is expected to come into effect by the end of 2022.
ETIAS is not a substitute for a student or work visa. Any foreign nationals who wish to live, study, work, or stay in Europe longer than 90 days will be required to apply for another visa from a diplomatic mission of their country of destination.