Frequently Asked France ETIAS Questions

Will France ETIAS be required for US citizens?

The following rules will apply when France ETIAS is implemented, starting in 2025:
Any residents of the United States planning to travel to the EU will need ETIAS France to do so. Anyone living in a state outside of the EU that has ratified the Visa-Free Travel Treaty will need to complete an ETIAS registration form to visit Schengen countries.

Is France ETIAS required for U.S. visitors to Italy?

ETIAS will be required for residents of any nation that is not a member of the European Union. This includes U.S. citizens. France ETIAS will be necessary for entry into any country that is part of the Schengen Area, including Italy. The Visa Waiver program will be closely monitored. Before boarding international transportation, all airlines, ferries, bus operators, and transportation companies will check that passengers have received ETIAS France Application approval. Operators will require all visitors to provide proof of valid travel authorization.a

When will ETIAS be implemented?

According to the most recent updates, France ETIAS will become available to 60 non-EU countries, including the United States, starting in 2025. There will be a transition period lasting up to 6 months before the system fully goes into effect.

How much will a France ETIAS visa cost?

The specific price of an ETIAS visa waiver for France has not been announced yet but will be made public once the system is implemented. All that is known right now is that adults will be required to pay fees that will help cover the costs of implementing and maintaining France ETIAS, including supporting the personnel involved in running the system. Children will be able to obtain ETIAS approval at no additional cost.

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