ETIAS delayed again

This item appears on page 32 of the September 2020 issue.

On June 2, for a second time, the European Commission delayed the date for the implementation of the European Travel Information & Authorization System, or ETIAS (June ’20, pg. 4).

North Americans will need to apply for ETIAS authorization (and provide certain biographic information) before traveling to Europe. The starting date, originally delayed to mid-2021, has now been pushed back to “late 2022” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once it is required, an ETIAS application will need to be made online at, and the applicant will need to provide an email address.