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ETIAS Visa waiver?

It appears that this is not being implemented until late 2022...but no date was given.

We are traveling to Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and Ireland over the course of three weeks.

Anything I should be aware of for a summer 2022 trip?

Thanks

Patricia

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ETIAS is expected to be operational in May 2023. The ETIAS Regulation provides for transitional measures to ensure a smooth roll out of the system.

From the link provided by Badger.

Seems to be an excellent example of 'bureaucrat-ese' for 'we are working on it and will let you know when we are done'

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An electronic payment of a €7 fee for each application will be required for
all applicants between the ages of 18 and 70

Does this mean free for those younger/older?

The validity of the travel authorisation will be three years (or until the expiry
date of the travel document)
[ i.e., passport ]

Does that mean '3 years or the passport expiration, whichever is longer'?
OR '3 yrs or the passport expiration, whichever comes sooner'?

https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/system/files/2022-03/European%20Travel%20Information%20and%20Authorisation%20System-ETIAS-memo_en.pdf

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So it's either 7 euro for the 10 year passport life or more than 21 euro over 10 years!!! Outrageous, that's more than $3 a year!!

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If it works the same way ESTA does (the comparable American system), then it is valid for 3 years, unless your passport expires sooner, in which case it expires at the same time as your passport. (Actually, ESTA is only two years, and now costs 21 USD).

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Seems to be an excellent example of 'bureaucrat-ese' for 'we are
working on it and will let you know when we are done'

That sounds like a good summary.