As with all new systems, there is the likelihood of some confusion while the ETIAS settles into place. It is important that visitors apply for the correct documentation and do not apply for a visa to enter Europe when they should apply for an ETIAS.
There are two key differences as to who needs which travel authorization.
- Citizens of the above countries will need an ETIAS visa.
- Citizens of other countries, not on the ETIAS scheme, will need a Schengen visa