Europe will start charging for entry in 2024

The European Commission will start charging for a new visa waiver scheme next year

Mar 7, 2023

The long-anticipated ETIAS visa waiver scheme, which will require all non-EU passport holders to get pre-trip permission to enter the bloc, was supposed to launch by November this year. But it has been pushed back to 2024.

It’ll be a fast online authorization for non-EU nationals from the 60 or so countries that don’t currently need a visa to the EU – such as the United States and the United Kingdom – and will work a lot like the United States’ ESTA program.

It’ll cost €7 and will cover you for three years. However, compared to the ESTA – $21 for two years – that’s admittedly kind of a bargain.

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