10 Places You Need to Visit in the Schengen Area

  • Posted on 19 Feb, 2020
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  Tivoli Gardens in Denmark Don’t be fooled by the name: this isn’t your average backyard garden. Tivoli Gardens is a fantastic amusement park. Because it’s also the second-oldest amusement park in the world, it’s also a historical site. It’s over 150 years old!   This park operates year-round. No matter what time of year it is, there are rides to enjoy. You can also get some of the best food in Copenhagen from fast gourmet eatery… more


Brexit and ETIAS

  • Posted on 05 Nov, 2019
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On June 23rd of 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). The separation is known as Brexit, named for Britain's exit from the EU. The EU and the United Kingdom have agreed to a transition process of 21 months -- from 29 March 2019 until the end of 2020 -- before the country leaves the member bloc completely. Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a December 11th vote to pass "the deal" that the UK and EU have… more


ETIAS to Complement Existing Information

  • Posted on 05 Nov, 2019
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According to the European Commission, ETIAS will integrate with and complement existing security databases, such as the as Schengen Information System (SIS), as well as those still in development like the Entry Exit System (EES). The EES will allow authorities to get a closer look at cross-border movement and travel history data. ETIAS, the European Travel and Information System set to roll out in January 2021, will help keep Europe's Schengen… more


What to Know About Medical Insurance for European Travel

  • Posted on 05 Nov, 2019
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Travelers Should Know their Options While carrying medical travel insurance is a requirement when applying for a Schengen Visa, that is not so for ETIAS. When you apply for ETIAS, you may need to fill out questions of a medical nature, but approval does not hinge on whether or not you’re covered by a medical travel insurance policy. Regardless, it’s always a good idea to understand your options. ETIAS doesn’t require medical travel insurance.… more


ETIAS Part of the Digital Strategy for a Safer Europe

  • Posted on 05 Nov, 2019
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The strategy for a safer and more secure Europe? Simply put, going digital. In July of 2018, the European Union (EU) lawmakers gave the go-ahead for ETIAS, a totally digitized European Travel Information System. ETIAS is just one initiative the European Parliament has adopted to help make Schengen Area travel safer for all and a lot easier for legitimate, short-term travelers coming from the United States. ETIAS, scheduled to go in effect… more