The European Union in Georgia reports that from 2024, nationals of all 59 countries across the world that enjoy visa-free travel to the EU, including Georgia, will be required to obtain ETIAS.
“Note to travelers to the European Union: From 2024, nationals of all 59 countries across the world that enjoy visa-free travel to the EU, including Georgia, will be required to obtain ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) travel authorization – a new requirement introduced by the European Union, to enter any of the 27 Schengen countries, Bulgaria, Romania, or Cyprus,” reads statement.
The European Union in Georgia explains that ETIAS is not a visa. The visa-free regime for short visits to the EU and the Schengen countries remains enforced for Georgian citizens.
About the ETIAS travel authorization
ETIAS travel authorization is an entry requirement for visa-exempt nationals travelling to any of the listed 30 European countries. It is linked to a traveler’s passport. It is valid for up to three years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. If you get a new passport, you need to get a new ETIAS travel authorization.
You can fill out the application form using either this official ETIAS website or the ETIAS mobile application. Applying for the ETIAS travel authorization costs EUR 7, though some travelers are exempt from paying this fee. Read more about what you need to apply and payment exemptions at travel-europe.europa.eu.
Most applications are processed within minutes. It is possible, however, that your application may take longer to process. If so, you will receive a decision within four days. Please note that this period could be extended by up to 14 days if you are requested to provide additional information or documentation, or up to 30 days if you are invited to an interview. This is why you should apply for an ETIAS travel authorisation well in advance of your planned journey.
With a valid ETIAS travel authorization, you can enter the territory of the 30 isted European countries as often as you want for short-term stays – normally for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. However, it does not guarantee entry. When you arrive, a border guard will ask to see your passport and other documents and verify that you meet the entry conditions.