In recent years security in the European Union has frequently made the headlines, made the headlines from the terrorist attacks in France, Belgium and Germany to the immigration crisis in Italy, to name a few. The European Union as a supranational body is urged to address and respond to these threats. This sets the milieu for various measures proposed by the European Commission to strengthen external border controls as well as to enhance internal security within the EU community. One of the approaches is the establishment of the ETIAS which stands for European Travel Information and Authorisation System. This system applies to the citizens of countries which are not part of the EU but are granted the privilege to access the EU without an entry visa.
As agreed by many high-profile European officers, information of visa-free travelers should be gathered before they enter the Schengen Area. By implementing this, the European Union authorities will be able to control who crosses the borders. The principal of ETIAS is that it will allow the EU border-control officers to cross-check the information of travelers who enter the Schengen Area against all of the security systems that exist across the EU.