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Anjum Shabbir
27th July 2021
Internal Market

EU rules and conditions for carriers to verify travel authorisation of visa exempt third-country nationals published

EU rules setting out the rules and conditions that air carriers, sea carriers and international carriers transporting groups overland by coach have to follow to verify third-country national travellers are authorised for travel in the Schengen area have been published today in the form of Commission Implementing Regulation 2021/1217.

The Implementing Regulation provides details on the operation of the ‘carrier gateway’ which was established under Article 45 of ETIAS Regulation 2018/1240 for visa exempt third-country nationals to be authorised to enter the EU. Through that gateway, queries should be made by carriers no earlier than 48 hours before travel is scheduled, providing traveller details, and the measure sets out how carrie


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