United States citizens will be required to obtain an ETIAS to visit Europe starting in 2023. All citizens of nations, except the European Union, that have signed the Visa-Free Travel Treaty must register for ETIAS authorization to travel freely to countries in the Schengen Zone.
Both United States residents and citizens of other visa-free nations not present in the European Union will be required to have ETIAS. The visa waiver will be strictly controlled, and all airlines, ferries, transport operators, and bus companies will verify that passengers have an approved ETIAS form before departure. All travelers must have a legitimate travel authorization, according to the operators.
According to the most recent updates, ETIAS will be available in 2023 to 60 non-EU nations, including the United States. Before the system goes into effect, there will be a six-month transition period.
The ETIAS application will be available to children at no cost. All adults must pay the application fee, and these charges will cover the operation of the system, including the upkeep of the employees. The application fee amount will be public information once the ETIAS program is launched.