European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

27-06-2018

Effective management of the European Union’s external borders is key to ensuring internal security and preserving freedom of movement in the Schengen area. The lack of information related to non-EU citizens entering the EU also needs to be addressed. The European Parliament and Council have reached agreement in trilogue negotiations on the Commission's proposal to set up a system to gather specific information on those third-country nationals who do not require a visa, when travelling to the Schengen area. The agreement reached in April 2018 is scheduled to be voted by Parliament at first reading during the July plenary session.

Effective management of the European Union’s external borders is key to ensuring internal security and preserving freedom of movement in the Schengen area. The lack of information related to non-EU citizens entering the EU also needs to be addressed. The European Parliament and Council have reached agreement in trilogue negotiations on the Commission's proposal to set up a system to gather specific information on those third-country nationals who do not require a visa, when travelling to the Schengen area. The agreement reached in April 2018 is scheduled to be voted by Parliament at first reading during the July plenary session.