Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- US nationals will no longer be able to enter the Schengen Area
without a new kind of visa -- a European Travel Information and Authorisation System or ETIAS starting in 2021, the EU bloc announced.
Brussels: The European Union (EU) has said that citizens of the United States will need a new type of visa, a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), to visit the European Schengen Area
Existing rules for visitors from non-EU countries travelling to Schengen Area
countries require that passports must have been issued within the past 10 years, Which?
When it comes to the Schengen area
of free movement, he said, the only way forward is better protecting our external borders.
At an official ceremony in Bucharest on occasion of the start of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani voiced hopes that Bulgaria and Romania would join the Schengen Area
during the Romanian EU Presidency, reported the Bulgarian National Radio.A
The ETIAS is being introduced by the EU, to take effect in 2021, as an automated system to identify any security or irregular migratory risks posed by visa-exempt visitors travelling to the Schengen area
Although the UK is not a member, British citizens are currently able to enter the Schengen area
if they have a valid passport, and there is no requirement to have a certain amount of time left before expiry, the Home Office guidance says.
Although the first agreement only involved a handful of countries, other EU members also began to benefit, with their citizens enjoying the same preferential treatment at the borders within the Schengen Area
as citizens of the signatory states.
Even though Slovakia and Austria are both part of the border-free Schengen Area
, passengers who took the Regiojet bus from Vienna to Bratislava in the past couple of months report that they were asked to show their passports before boarding the bus."We've noticed intensified checks at the border by Austrian police in the last six months," Martin Zarnovicky, PR and marketing coordinator from the RegioJet transport company, confirmed.
The interior ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania at a discussion in Vilnius on Friday, November 24, said that the space of common free movement, that is the Schengen area
, will only be preserved with a strong external border and the Baltic countries also have an important role in guarding it.
by ONA The applicant should be a resident at or having entry visa for USA, Canada, Australia, UK or the Schengen area