Countries that are monitoring those that travel in and out of their airports, or across their borders by land or sea, often have a system in place. In Canada, it’s called the eTA system, whereas in the United States it is the ESTA. These programs were developed for this express purpose of making sure that they knew who was going in and out of their countries. In Europe, there are sections of the European Union that do not require visas at all. This is called the Schengen Area. However, things are changing and it has now been proposed that the European Travel Information and Authorization System will be implemented. Here are the benefits of the ETIAS Europe system that will soon be monitoring people’s activities in these European countries.
How The System Works
The ETIAS Europe system is going to require people to get a visa, similar to what the US and Canada have in place right now. They will only be allowed to get one if they originate from a country that is on a good list. Countries that are not on this list will have citizens that cannot come into any of the countries that are part of the EU. By doing this, they can effectively track where people are coming from, where they are going, and thus monitor the movements of individuals whether they are working or if they are a tourist.
Will It Be As Effective As The Other Programs?
How effective this will be will depend upon the execution of the system itself. It needs to be high-tech, similar to the others. It will effectively attach a travel visa to the passport of those that will be going into these countries in the EU Schengen Zone. Although this will not apply to the UK or Ireland because they use their own system, it is still going to be helpful. Once in place, it may help track down people that should not be in these European countries, and keep everyone else safe.