Starting January 1, 2021, all American citizens who wish to travel to many popular European countries will be required to register through the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS).
The authorization system will be used in an effort to strengthen borders and analyze potential inbound threats, a response to terror attacks that have happened across Europe in recent years.
Citizens of the United States aren’t the only ones who will have to go through the ETIAS process. Those from Canada, Mexico, Australia, and most Central and South American countries will also be required to register through the ETIAS system in order to
visit the European countries who require it.
To learn more about the ETIAS requirement, you can visit the official site for the ETIAS system.
The process to register with ETIAS is done fully online and is streamlined enough that you should be able to still book last minute European getaways.
To register, you have to visit etiasvisa.com and pay the €7 (about $9) application fee. You will also be required to have a passport when registering for ETIAS.
The same countries that are a part of the Schengen Zone are also the countries that will require ETIAS starting in 2021.
As of November 2019, these are the 26 countries that are a part of the Schengen Zone:
In addition, by time the ETIAS requirements take place, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Cyprus will likely also be a part of the Schengen Zone.
To stay up to date with the current Schengen countries, visit the official site for Schengen requirements.
Because the countries that will require ETIAS are also countries in the Schengen Zone, all current Schengen Visa requirements should apply. Travelers who need a Schengen Visa requires are required to carry at least $50,000 in emergency medical benefits. This is available
with most Arch RoamRight travel insurance products.
To learn more about travel insurance requirements for Schengen countries as well as how Arch RoamRight travel insurance can meet those requirements, read out blog post titled, “What is Schengen Travel Insurance and Do I Need It?”
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