The European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS visa waiver, is a requirement to travel to any of the 26 Member States of the Schengen Area. The ETIAS is aimed at all the non-EU citizens who could go to Europe visa-free.
All American citizens are required to apply for the ETIAS travel authorization before going to the Schengen Area. Travelers are required to print at least two copies of their approved ETIAS visa waiver and carry it with them at all times while traveling around the Schengen Area.
To apply for an ETIAS travel authorization U.S. citizens will need the following:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months at the time of the application
- Personal details, address, contact information
- Valid e-mail address
- Credit or debit card.