Venezuelans wishing to enter the European continent after December next year will have to apply for special permits, after the EU established new travel regulations on Monday, December 27, with the main aim of identifying potential threats across the border.
As described by the EU, the information that the traveler must now fill out will be verified against the Interpol and Europol databases. This new project is called Etias (Travel authorization and information system) and will come into effect by the end of 2022.
“What this means is that once ETIAS goes live, The Venezuelan citizens must first register online Travel to the Schengen area. ETIAS is part of an EU legislative effort aimed at enhancing security within member states. The plan requires travelers from eligible countries, including Venezuelan citizens, to register online and obtain electronic travel authorization before leaving Venezuela for Europe, ”the EU website clarifies.
Currently, Venezuelan citizens do not need a visa to enter the Schengen area. Only a valid passport is required. “But in spite of that, This will change in the last phase of 2022. From ETIAS implementation, All Venezuelan citizens have an obligation to apply for travel authorization online before leaving for any member country of the Schengen area, “the EU reiterated.
Similarly, Venezuelan passport holders wishing to travel to Europe only need to submit a valid passport (valid for 3 months after the scheduled departure date).
However, by the end of 2022, All Venezuelan citizens must apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Obtaining an Authorized ETIAS involves paying the Visa discount by credit or debit card and having the correct email address.
Once the ETIAS is issued, Authorized Travel Authorization Venezuelan Passport Holders will be emailed to the e-mail address provided during the application process in PDF format.
“By the end of 2022, all Venezuelan citizens will have to take into account the ETIAS travel accreditation program and submit their application online before their trip to Europe,” the statement added.
Travel from Venezuela to Europe You have other restrictions regarding luggage. The new rule adds that “under no circumstances should people travel with ammunition, firearms or other weapons.” There are also restrictions on other products such as alcohol and tobacco.
Venezuelan travelers arriving in Europe with an approved ETIAS can use this travel authorization to spend up to 90 days in the Schengen states within 3 months.
ETIAS will allow travelers from eligible countries, At a time when there are many short-term inputs to the countries listed above, including Venezuela 3 years from the date of approval. If the Venezuelan passport expires before the expiration date ETIAS Validity Period, Passport authorization will be automatically revoked upon expiration of the passport.
The Schengen area is made up of 26 countries And this is the result of the Schengen agreement, an agreement on the free movement of citizens of member countries. Your goal Remove the inner borders and strengthen the outer ones. This section includes 22 member states of the European Union, As well as 4 countries that are part of the EFTA (European Free Trade Association).
This electronic document is currently designed to travel to countries for citizens of visa-exempt countries Schengen area, I.e., Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Sweden and Switzerland.
But who cares Even? Citizens of 60 countries in total must have this need, and they stand alone South American countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.