ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) Application for Citizens of Tuvalu
Tuvalu is part of the Visa-Exempt Program, all citizens can travel without any restriction in the Schengen Area.
Starting from 2021, ETIAS will be a mandatory requirement, ETIAS is an online authorization needed from the citizens of more than 50 countries including Tuvalu.
The online ETIAS application will simplify security checks on entering the Schengen Area.
ETIAS is not a traditional visa, it's only a preventative check on travelers and an approved authorization (which takes only a few minutes after the application is complete) does not guarantee a successful entrance into the Schengen Area, but it is a mandatory requirement for boarding.
Important Facts About ETIAS:
ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) is not a visa. It is an online authorization needed to board a ship or airplane to the Schengen Area.
The purpose of ETIAS is to let European Authorities pre-screen all Visa Waiver Travelers blocking individuals that could represent a threat to the security of the Union.
Citizens of one of the Waiver Countries (including Tuvalu) entering Europe under the Visa Waiver Program must apply prior to the boarding time.
An approved ETIAS Travel Authorization does not guarantee entry into the Schengen Area; this decision will be taken by authorities of EU member countries
Who needs to apply for ETIAS?
Starting from 2021 citizens from Visa Waiver countries must apply for ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) in order to be eligible for admittance into the Schengen Area.
The ETIAS Travel Authorization is valid for three years; an authorization can be revoked at any moment, please verify or check your ETIAS a few days before the departure date.
Any person who intends to visit the Schengen Area under the Visa Exempt Policy and is entering the EU. by air or sea.
Any individual transiting through the Schengen Area under the Visa Waiver Program.
Children and infants who are visiting or transiting under the Visa Waiver Program are also required to have an approved ETIAS application, the application fee will be charged only for travelers older than 18 years old.