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Sweden ETIAS - Visa exemption for Sweden

Sweden is part of the European Union and has been affected, like many European countries, both by the threat of recent terrorist attacks and by a large number of refugees. The changing security situation in Europe has prompted EU Member States to find a better way to control who enters the country. ETIAS will not really control the number of refugees, but it will provide more information than currently available, especially for the many people in the world who currently enjoy visa waiver status. ETIAS should not be deployed until the beginning of 2020. The application process will include an online form and a fee of € 5 per person over 18 years of age. Once approved for travel to Europe, it will not be necessary to reapply for 5 years.

Is Sweden also a member of Schengen and how does this affect ETIAS applications?

This is a good question because Schengen tends to be a mystery to people who are not used to living in Europe. It is even more puzzling to note that most members of the Schengen bloc are also in the EU. Sweden is an example of dual membership, while its neighbor to the west, Norway, is only a member of Schengen.

Schengen membership means having the same border controls. All 26 countries act as a single entry system. This means that when ETIAS comes into force, it will be specifically for the Schengen countries. If there are non-Schengen countries by 2020 in the EU, they will have their own rules on visas and immigration. Ireland is in this category. The United Kingdom will probably have left the EU at that time, so the British may have to apply for etias-france. Like Americans, Canadians, Australians and many other travelers in their sixties. of country.

What are the main attractions in Sweden?

Sweden is a modern and very liberal country with a relatively low population density and plenty of outdoor activities if you can tear yourself away from Stockholm. It does not have the fjords of its neighbor, Norway, but it has a surprisingly little-known archipelago (out of Sweden anyway!) In the Baltic Sea off the south coast of Sweden. Swedes are avid sailors, but you can find hiking, skiing, sledding, hunting and fishing all over the country.

Any visit to Sweden, with the exception of one of the main cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg, should be attentive to the season. Some people head to the far north of Sweden to discover the midnight sun beyond the Arctic Circle in the middle of summer. In winter, northern lights can be a majestic and impressive sight, but they do not appear every night.

Who will have to apply for an ETIAS Sweden?

Anyone who does not hold an EU passport or is a national of a Schengen country who is not a member of the EU, or who needs a Schengen visa in advance for moment. None of these people will be affected by ETIAS. The only group of visitors that will be required to submit ETIAS applications will be the one holding a passport from the country visa exemption group. There are currently more than 60 of these countries, but the list is subject to change. If you have been to Europe before, you will know if you can check in and have your passport stamped at the airport or if you need a visa. After 2020, if you were part of the visa-free group, you will need your ETIAS travel authorization at least 72 hours before arriving at a Schengen border crossing, whether you arrive by plane, land or sea.