The European Union on Tuesday confirmed that the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) had been postponed to 2024.
Anitta Hipper, the EU Commission’s Spokesperson for Home Affairs, Migration and Internal Security, said the exact date for the ETIAS go-live was not yet available.
Presenting the reasons why the ETIAS has been postponed, Hipper told to SchengenVisaInfo.com that since the ETIAS is being developed closely with the Entry/Exit System (EES), this also means that it cannot become effective before the EES launches first.
“The current expected date for ETIAS to be fully operational is 2024. The entry into operation of ETIAS can only take place five to six months after the entry into operation of the EES,” she noted.
She also revealed that timeline for the full entry into operation of EES wouldl be revised accordingly and discussed at the Management Board of EU Lisa and then the JHA Council scheduled in June.