St Vincent Among Countries To Be Affected By New EU Travel Clearance

Starting in 2021 Vincentians, and citizens from 61 other countries, travelling to and within the European Union’s so-called Schengen Zone will have to undergo a new form of travel clearance.

The EU said the new procedure is in keeping with recent security concerns regarding terrorism and the migrant crisis in Europe.

It is called ETIAS, which stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System, a completely electronic system that allows and tracks visitors from countries that do not need a visa to enter the EU.

Dominica is among 61 countries worldwide which are not part of the EU but whose citizens do not need a visa to enter the Schengen Zone.

Citizens of these countries are allowed to go into countries in the Schengen Zone for business or travel purposes for up to 90 days. During these 90 days, these visitors are not allowed to work or study but can engage in business and tourism activities.

ETIAS, which stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System, which is a completely electronic system that allows and tracks visitors from countries that do not need a visa to enter the EU.

Dominica is among 61 countries worldwide which are not part of the EU but whose citizens do not need a visa to enter the Schengen Zone.

Citizens of these countries are allowed to go into countries in the Schengen Zone for business or travel purposes for up to 90 days. During these 90 days, these visitors are not allowed to work or study but can engage in business and tourism activities.