Who Needs ETIAS?

 

You might be surprised to find out who needs ETIAS. With the arrival of ETIAS expected in 2021, passport holders of 59 of the 62 countries that currently travel visa-free, will require an ETIAS waiver to travel to Europe for the purposes of tourism, business, or transit for a 90 days stay in any 180-day period. Click on your country below to see if ETIAS is required and for more information.

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ETIAS vs. Schengen Visa

While some countries will be required to obtain ETIAS authorization, others require a Schengen Visa to enter and travel through the 26 Schengen countries. What’s the difference between the two?

ETIAS Schengen Visa
Applies to countries who can currently enter the EU zone Visa-free. Countries not eligible for ETIAS must apply for Schengen Visa.
Electronic travel waiver and authorization. Visa entered manually into passport.
Allows entry and travel within the EU for up to 90 days within a 180 day period. Issued for one specific country within the Schengen area for up to 90 days.
Valid for 3 years. Valid for single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry depending on the type of Schengen visa you obtain.