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Starting 2021, M’sians Who Want to Visit These European Countries Have to Undergo New Immigration System

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If you’re planning a trip to Europe in a few years’ time, take note of these recent changes in the European Union’s (EU) travel requirements!

Earlier in 2018, it was reported that Malaysians planning to travel to EU countries would need to undergo a new immigration process and apply for European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) visas in 2020.

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Now, according to ETIAS Europe’s official website, it has been confirmed that starting 2021, every Malaysian will need ETIAS authorisation before entering the EU. A statement from their website reads,

“Starting from 2021 an ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Malaysian citizen for short-stay period in Schengen Area (areas in the EU that do not include Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and The United Kingdom).”

Countries that require ETIAS visas are;

  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Norway
  • Belgium
  • Iceland
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Denmark
  • Latvia
  • Slovakia
  • Estonia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Slovenia
  • Finland
  • Lithuania
  • Spain
  • France
  • Luxembourg
  • Sweden
  • Germany
  • Malta
  • Switzerland
  • Greece
  • Netherlands
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The ETIAS system was developed by the EU to strengthen border control and protect both Europeans in the Schengen zone, as well as those visiting this area.

Malaysians can apply for the ETIAS visa online starting 2021. Their website states,

“It will be possible to apply for one by completing a basic application form, which includes personal and travel information. Applicants will also be required to provide their passport details and information about their health. The final step in the travel authorisation application is payment, which should be made using a credit or debit card.”

This visa is valid for 3 years or until the ETIAS holder’s passport expires. The three basic requirements for this visa are as follows:


  • A valid passport with three months remaining (upon arrival)
  • An email address (needed to receive the ETIAS visa)
  • A credit or debit card (to pay for the ETIAS visa)

Find out more information about the ETIAS visa on their website here.

 

Also read: Starting 4 Oct, You May Have to Apply For Electronic Arrival Cards Before Travelling to Singapore

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