European Visa Waiver ETIAS

Travelling to Europe from Canada has never been easier. However, besides the ETIAS travel authorization, there are certain requirements to think about when going to Europe for leisure, work or study.

From late 2022, Canadian passport holders will be required to register online for ETIAS before travelling to Europe. The European Travel Information and Authorisation System is being introduced to increase border security and make Europe an even safer destination for tourists. ETIAS is not a visa. The new system will complement the EU’s visa liberalisation […]

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The ETIAS watchlist will be an important part of the new travel authorisation framework. The European Travel Information and Authorisation System is being introduced to increase security across the Schengen Area by pre-screening third-country nationals before they arrive in Europe. This will be achieved by cross-checking travellers’ data across several international security databases and the […]

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The EU’s Schengen zone is well known for permitting passport-free travel across many different European nations. However, despite the free-travel area comprising 26 countries, there are still border controls to the Schengen area itself. Entering and exiting the Schengen zone is carefully monitored by European authorities and Canadians visiting Europe should be mindful of how […]

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Canadian tourists in Europe will soon benefit from the added safety and security of ETIAS. The new scheme, to be launched towards the end of 2022, will become mandatory for all travelers from current visa-waiver countries. Until now, Canadians have enjoyed trips to 26 European Schengen Area countries using just their passport. Although this has […]

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The latest news from the European Commission confirms that the release date for the ETIAS electronic visa waiver system has been pushed back to 2022. This is extremely relevant for Canadians planning a trip to Europe as Canadian passport holders are among those that must apply for ETIAS once the program comes into full force. […]

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