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ETIAS aims to be simple, requiring no more than a travel document, credit card and access to internet ETIAS aims to be simple, requiring no more than a travel document, credit card and access to internet

WTTC Congratulates the EU on New European Travel System

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) congratulated the European Union (EU) on the adoption of the new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), a pre-authorisation system which allows the EU to know who is entering the EU, from where and if they pose a risk to EU security.

When ETIAS comes into operation, all visa-exempt third-country nationals who plan to travel to the Schengen area are set to have to apply for pre-travel authorisation. The aim of this is to ease travel to the EU and simplify border checks.

“We see this as an important first step in the digitalisation of travel. The ultimate aim will be the use of biometric technology to ensure seamless, more efficient and more secure travel,” stated Gloria Guevara, CEO, WTTC.