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Posted on February 28 2023

Australians require ETIAS to travel Schengen countries from 2024

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Updated September 27 2023

Highlights: New rules for Australians to travel Schengen countries

  • Australians while traveling to Schengen countries requires ETIAS from 2024, as per the new rules.
  • Europe has introduced the European Travel Authorization and Information System.
  • ETIAS is the new requirement for pre-travel authorization for countries in the Schengen region.
  • This rule will come into effect in 2024.
  • ETIAS aims to pre-screen individuals traveling for business or tourism to the Schengen region.

Abstract: International individuals from Australia will have new rules for travel to Schengen Area.

Australians traveling to Europe will have to apply for the visa waiver program for certain regions of Europe. These new rules will be exclusively applicable to the Schengen Area of Europe. The new rules will come into effect in 2024.

The new travel rules for the Schengen Area require Australian citizens to apply for a waiver for the requirement of a visa.

*Wish to visit Schengen? Y-Axis is here to offer the required assistance.

What should you know about ETIAS for Travel to Schengen?

Europe has introduced the ETIAS or European Travel Authorization and Information System for travel to the Schengen region. It is a new requirement for pre-travel authorization for the countries in the Schengen Area. ETIAS aims to register information about international travelers visiting the Schengen countries for better security.

ETIAS is not any type of visa. It is a system designed for pre-screening to forgo the requirement to apply for a visa for international individuals visiting the Schengen Area for tourism or business. It is valid for a maximum of 90 days.

International individuals wanting to stay in the Schengen Area for more than 90 days in a duration of 6 months are required to apply for the Schengen Visa.

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Who needs and who issues ETIAS?

There are a few of the countries that issue and are required to apply for the ETIAS:

Countries Requiring EITAS Authorization

Countries using ETIAS
Albania

Austria

Antigua and Barbuda

Belgium
Argentina

Bulgaria

Australia

Croatia
Bahamas

Cyprus

Barbados

Czechia
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Denmark

Brazil

Estonia
Brunei

Finland

Canada

France

Chile

Germany
Colombia

Greece

Costa Rica

Hungary

Dominica

Iceland
El Salvador

Italy

Georgia

Latvia

Grenada

Liechtenstein
Guatemala

Lithuania

Honduras

Luxembourg
Hong Kong S.A.R

Malta

Israel

Netherlands
Japan

Norway

Kiribati

Poland
Macao S.A.R

Portugal

Malaysia

Romania

Marshall Islands

Slovakia

Mauritius

Slovenia

Mexico

Spain

Micronesia

Sweden
Moldova

Switzerland

Montenegro

Andorra

Nauru

Monaco

New Zealand

San Marino

Nicaragua

Vatican City

North Macedonia

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent

Samoa

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Korea

Taiwan

Timor Leste

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Venezuela

How to apply for ETIAS?

An international individual can apply for the ETIAS online. The link will be accessible to travelers from 2024. The individuals are required to submit the following:

  • The full name
  • Contact details
  • Complete address
  • Passport details
  • Citizenship
  • Academic qualification
  • Work experience
  • The first EU country they want to visit

The other requirements are given below:

  • Travelers should visit the country they mentioned in their application first to avoid further complications.
  • Minors should be accompanied by a legal guardian to apply for ETIAS on their behalf.

The application fee for the ETIAS is 11 AUD for each applicant from Australia aged 18 to 70.

Next step in the ETIAS process

After the application for ETIAS has been submitted, automated assessments are conducted in EU information systems. The successful application results are generated after a short while of paying for the application.

In some cases, the applications are manually processed by the ETIAS National Units to conduct further evaluations.

Want to visit Schengen? Contact Y-Axis, the leading Overseas Immigration Consultant in Australia.  

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