The new visa process known as the EU Travel Information & Authorization System

Starting January 2024, travelers without ETIAS visa will not be able to get onto flights bound for European countries

Jul 11, 2023

While experts say the visa requirements are relatively simple and ideally, approvals should be quick, the new requirements could nonetheless cause havoc for American travelers who are simply unaware of the looming changes.

Key takeaways

  • A long list of other countries will now be required to obtain the ETIAS visa before visiting the EU. Among them, USA, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, and Singapore;
  • Essentially it will be similar to an ESTA for visiting the US: relatively easy to obtain if you do it online and in advance of traveling - but without gaining one, you won’t be able to board the plane;
  • With a valid ETIAS travel authorization, travelers can visit European countries on the list as often as they want “for short-term stays - normally for up to 90 days in any 180-day period,” according to the ETIAS website.

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