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ETIAS for Barbados Citizens

By 2021, the European Union will require additional travel authorizations for citizens from Barbados. They will need to get an ETIAS visa waiver before they can enter any of the countries in the Schengen Zone in Europe.

Fortunately, getting that authorization is straightforward and easy. It shouldn’t take very long before travelers have the paperwork they need to enter Europe without a problem.
Barbadian citizens are eligible for ETIAS

What is the ETIAS Visa Waiver for Europe?

The ETIAS, or European Travel Information and Authorization System, was developed in response to an increase in the number of terrorist attacks perpetrated in Europe and the chaos that erupted after these incidents. In order to keep both their own citizens and visitors safe, they developed this system. It also allows them to know which foreigners are in an area if an attack does take place.

This system is similar to one already used in the United States. It means that travelers are screened before they enter Europe and are denied entry if they are deemed dangerous. However, it is not a visa system. Instead, it is a visa waiver. People who get the ETIAS visa waiver for Europe do not need any other type of travel permission to enter the Schengen Zone.

Once the ETIAS visa waiver is approved, travelers will not have to reapply for 3 years or until their current passport expires, whichever comes first. They will be allowed to enter Europe repeatedly through the entry city listed on their visa and will be able to stay for up to 90 days at a time. The visa waiver allows them to travel for both business and pleasure. Once in Europe, they will be able to travel anywhere in the Schengen Zone without needing further authorization.

How to Apply for an ETIAS for Citizens from Barbados

To apply for the ETIAS for citizens from Barbados, travelers should start by gathering the following information:

  • Their current, valid passport from BB, with at least 6 months of validity left.
  • A credit card.
  • An email address.

After they have this information together, they can click here to access the application. It’s straightforward and contains clear directions throughout. Applicants should be ready to enter:

  • Identification and personal information from their passport from Barbados.
  • Health information, especially data about any virulent or transmittable diseases they may have had or encountered.
  • Travel information, particularly about travel to places where there has been political or civil unrest, or terrorist attacks.
  • Social information, including data about arrests, convictions, membership in certain groups, etc.

Once submitted and paid for, it doesn’t take long to process the ETIAS for citizens from Barbados. Travelers will receive email notification once their waiver is processed. At that point, they should print off the waiver and carry it with them when they enter Europe.

Traveling to the EU can still be fun and profitable for citizens from BB. In fact, now it will be even safer! Visitors can apply today and make their trip soon!

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