Australians will need ETIAS visas for Europe in 2020

    European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), via its official website, noted (Mar-2018) Australian citizens traveling to the EU for business or leisure reasons will be obligated to apply for an ETIAS visa once the programme is fully implemented in 2020. ETIAS, which has already received the full backing of the European Union, stated the new security system is being implemented to reduce illegal immigration and to better protect against terrorist threats.