ETIAS - The European Travel Information and Authorisation System


In November 2016, the Commission proposed to create a European Travel Information and AuthorisationSystem (ETIAS) to strengthen security of travel to the Schengen area under visa-free agreements. The ETIAS willcarry out pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of visa-exempt visitors. This will help to identify anypossible security concerns prior to their travel to the Schengen area, thus contributing to more efficient managementof the EU’s external borders and improved internal security.