ETIAS Entry Fee and Visa Requirement for Europe Update
Hope you are well.
The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) launch has been pushed back from mid-2024 to roughly May 2025. The postponement is due to another such delay in the launch of the Entry/Exit System (EES), another European Union border security measure. Said one E.U. official to SchengenVisaInfo.com, “We had initially hoped for the EES to become operational by the end of this year or, at the latest, the beginning of the next year. Due to unforeseen delays, it has become evident that this timeline is unattainable. As a result, the implementation of the ETIAS has been rescheduled to May 2025, with the possibility of further postponement.” ETIAS, when in effect, will allow visa-exempt nationals to enter a territory within the European Union/Schengen Area for short-term stays (usually 90 days in a 180-day period). The ETIAS authorization will be linked to a traveler’s passport and will be valid for three years, or until the expiration of the passport, whichever comes first. When a traveler gets a new passport, they will also need to get a new ETIAS travel authorization. Authorization will cost €7 and will generally take minutes to process, although the process could take up to four days. In some instances, should a traveler need to provide additional information, processing could take as long as one month. Those under the age of 18 or over 70 will have their fees waived.
With passion and adventure, Stefany