Air carriers, sea carriers and international carriers transporting groups by land by bus can now register for the Entry/Exit System (EES) and European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) through the eu-LISA website.
According to eu-LISA, the European Union’s agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the field of freedom, security and justice, registration will enable carriers to receive the necessary information so that they can be prepared for it. two systems.
“The registration enables carriers to receive all the information necessary to prepare their systems and business processes in order to consult the EU-LISA managed IT systems, the latter of which is regulated in the EES and ETIAS legislation,” the agency notes in a press release revealing About the registration procedure.
To register, carriers are required to follow the steps shown in the image below, which include completing the forms electronically and submitting them to eu-LISA.
The same also states that from 2022 EU law requires carriers to consult with the EES and ETIAS regarding the status of passengers prior to boarding.
The EES, which becomes effective at the beginning of 2022, will replace the manual passport stamp with an online entry and exit record. It will also enable carriers to check whether travelers from third countries have already used the allowed number of entries and days of stay.
According to ETIAS, which will become mandatory for third-country nationals traveling to the Schengen area under the visa waiver system, carriers will have to check whether these travelers have a valid travel permit.
Just this week, TheSchengen.com reported that about 1.4 billion travelers from more than 60 countries under the EU’s visa-free regime will soon have to apply for ETIAS before arriving in any of these countries. Below are the countries listed such as US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Serbia, etc.
The ETIAS scheme is due to be fully operational by the end of 2022, and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) has already appointed 41 new staff who will work in the ETIAS central unit. New members include 28 ETIAS application processors, two team leaders, and 11 passenger and carrier support operators.
The agency expects that the number of employees working in the ETIAS central unit will increase to 200 by the time the system becomes fully operational.