ETIAS Central Unit at Frontex
On 9 October 2018, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) came into force, providing an electronic travel authorisation system for visitors from countries that are currently not part of the EU but have been granted visa-free access to the EU and Schengen member countries (see eucrim 2-2018, pp. 82, 84). The ETIAS Central Unit will be set up and managed by Frontex. It will, for instance, provide operational support, verification of travel authorisation applications (where necessary), and a helpdesk for travellers with questions on the ETIAS application.