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EU postpones launch of new border control system

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  •   09-26-2023  10:43 am
  •   Pax Global Media

EU postpones launch of new border control system
Pax Global Media

The European Union has, once again, pushed back the launch date of the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS).

According to Schengen Visa Info, which cited EU officials, the new border control system is now expected to be operational in May 2025 as opposed to mid-2024, as previously announced.

The Entry/Exit System (EES), another EU border security measure that would work in conjunction with ETIAS, is facing similar delays.

If implemented, ETIAS will require all non-Europeans, including Canadians, to obtain an electronic travel permit ahead of arrival.

It will also provide authorization for visa-exempt nationals to enter a territory within the European Union or the Schengen Area for short-term stays, generally 90 days in a 180-day period.

The authorization, which will cost €7, will be linked to a traveller’s passport and will be valid for three years.

Travellers under the age of 18 or over 70 will be exempt of fees.

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