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European Travel Information and Authorisation System to be launched in mid-2025

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will become operational in mid-2025, instead of 2024 as previously announced.

From mid-2025, some 1.4 billion people from over 60 countries that enjoy visa-free travel to the EU, including Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, will be required to obtain ETIAS travel authorisation. This is a new requirement introduced by the European Union to enter any of the 27 Schengen countries, Bulgaria, Romania, or Cyprus.

ETIAS is an online travel authorisation, not a visa.

With a valid ETIAS travel authorisation, you will be able to stay in any of the 30 European countries for 90 days in any 180-day period.

To apply for ETIAS you must have a passport valid for more than three months, provide an email address, complete the online form and pay a fee of €7.

There is only one official ETIAS website: The application form will be made available on this website once the system is launched.

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