Italy is a country that falls from the first visit. From those places you have to go back to because there is always something more to discover, a dish to taste, another monument to visit.
Its history, gastronomy, fashion, bohemian life make this country a must stop when traveling to Europe.
Until now, citizen of some nations could visit this Mediterranean wonder without a visa, but that will change now. The European Community has announced that from 2020 it will be compulsory to obtain an ETIAS to travel to Italy. All those wishing to travel to Europe will have to register with the Electronic Travel Authorization System (ETIAS). Know more about ETIAS application.
Travel with ETIAS to Italy
The ETIAS is not only a security measure, but it will also help reduce border waiting times. So you can say goodbye to the endless lines when you get to Italy and the rest of the European countries.
ETIAS is intended for citizens of all countries who currently do not need a visa to enter the Schengen Area. It will be valid for 3 years and allows its holder to travel through the 26 countries of the Schengen Area (Italy included) for 90 days.
How to apply for the new European visa?
Ordering ETIAS is easy! All you have to do is fill in the form with your personal details as well as your passport, enter the country of entry into the Schengen area and answer a short questionnaire.
Once the application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the ETIAS Security Network, which includes the security agencies of each country as well as Europol. If it’s okay, in a matter of minutes you’ll have your permission to travel to Italy and the rest of Europe. In some cases, you may need a more thorough review.