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As of 3/15/19

Please be aware that beginning in 2021, the European Union will require Americans to complete a European Travel Information and

Authorization System (ETIAS) application prior to departure to Europe.  There will be a fee to submit the application,

which is currently €7.00 (approximately $8.00 USD).  Once approved, the authorization for unlimited travel will be valid

for 3 years. Travelers will need to show the ETIAS approval upon arrival to Europe (and possibly to the airline prior to


This is similar to the existing US Customs and Border Protection ESTA program for international travelers wishing to visit

the USA. 

Applicants will be expected to provide the following details when applying:

  • Full name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Current address
  • Parents’ information
  • Passport and other nationality details – all passports must have a minimum of 3 months validity beyond the expected length of stay

Apart from basic personal information, applicants will also have to answer questions related to:

  • Drug use
  • Terrorism
  • Human trafficking
  • Travel to conflict areas
  • Criminal history
  • Employment history
  • Past European travel information
  • Security information