Traveling to Europe with ETIAS

ETIAS information. Things you should know before traveling to Europe.

What Should You Know Before Applying for ETIAS Authorization?

ETIAS Visa Waiver

Traveling to Europe from Canada

From November 2025, the European Union will launch the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), meaning that Canadian citizens will now need to apply for a pre-issued digital permit before visiting Europe.

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On December 12, 2022, the European Parliament voted to lift all the travel restrictions for visitors traveling to Europe outside the Schengen Zone.

This means that after almost three Pandemic-driven years, Canadian citizens no longer need proof of vaccination or an EU Digital Certificate upon arrival to the EU.

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ETIAS Requirements for Canadian Citizens

ETIAS makes traveling to Europe more accessible. Instead of dull bureaucratic procedures and endless paperwork, you’ll only need a biometric passport and completed application form to secure your safe European voyage.

For additional information, please check out the requirements page.

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Traveling to European Countries

Europe is a continent of wonders. From heaven-touching, snowy mountains to roaring, serpent-like rivers to cozy, fairy-tale-styled cities and back, this tiny continent feature centuries-worthy history, culture, cuisine, and peculiar charm.

Have a piece of Europe’s undeniable vicinity and discover the continent’s best-kept secrets on your own with an ETIAS visa waiver.

Travel to Europe for up to three months every 180 days for three years without hassling over the bureaucracy or paperwork.

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Due to an agreement between Europe and Canada, European citizens do not need a visa to travel to Canada for a short period of 180 days. However, all visa-free citizens planning to visit Canada for less than six months must pre-register with the eTA, the Canadian version of ESTA, or the ETIAS visa waiver. For Europe, ETIAS is similar to the eTA, which will enhance traveler pre-screening and enhance the country’s security. From 2025, Canadian citizens will be required to register with ETIAS to travel to Europe.

From 2025, an ETIAS visa waiver will become mandatory for those wishing to travel to Europe. If your country is eligible for ETIAS, you will have to register and admit your data in the application. It takes no more than 10 minutes to fill out the form.

After the ETIAS is Launched, The transition period will last for half a year until the system is fully operational.

Unfortunately, ETIAS does not equate to a work visa. It will not allow Canadians to work for a company based in a European country. To work in a European country, Canadian citizens must obtain the appropriate permit or national visa for their work. A Visa waiver enables foreign visitors to travel for only tourism, business, or transit purposes.

Border guards at Schengen state borders will check your documentation electronically in order to have the applicant registered with the Entry/Exit System. This will trigger an ETIAS query. Travelers with valid travel authorizations will be permitted to continue their journey as long as all conditions are met. Travelers without valid ETIAS Visa waiver authorizations will be refused entry by border guards.
Yes, you can still apply for an ETIAS to discuss your conviction. Just because you have a criminal conviction does not mean that your application will be automatically denied. You will just need to answer some additional questions regarding your criminal history. If your application will not be approved, then you can appeal against the member state who denied your application.

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