As we head into the second half of 2023, now seems as good a time as any to remind you that travelers to Europe from 60 visa-exempt countries—including the United States—will need a travel authorization to enter most countries in 2024 and beyond.

The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will allow travelers to enter any territory within the European Union/Schengen Area for short-term stays (usually 90 to 180 days, depending on the country). The ETIAS authorization will be linked to a traveler’s passport and will be valid for three years, or until the expiration of the passport, whichever comes first. When a traveler gets a new passport, they will also need to get a new ETIAS travel authorization.

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