ETIAS Europe News

The new ETIAS system is expected to be launched at the end of 2022 for all visa-free non-EU citizens. Here you will find the latest and most important information about the ETIAS visa waiver for Europe. We will share valuable details about how to travel within the Schengen Zone with your Canadian passport and make the most of your journey with your ETIAS travel authorization.

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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The role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex, is to help Schengen Area nations and EU member states manage their external borders. Frontex shares intelligence with European countries as well as non-EU states affected by migration, with the aim of preventing illegal activity across frontiers. The agency, which is […]

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Canadians planning a trip to Europe from 2022 need to be prepared for the launch of the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). Whilst Canadian citizens will continue to enjoy visa-free privileges, they will also need to apply for ETIAS, the new visa waiver for Europe. Once the grace period for ETIAS concludes, it […]

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