Dominica among countries to be affected by new EU travel clearance

The EU will soon be posing new travel clearances

Starting in 2021 Dominicans, and citizens from 61 other countries, traveling to and within the European Union’s so-called Schengen Zone will have to undergo a new form of travel clearance.

The EU said the new procedure is in keeping with recent security concerns regarding terrorism and the migrant crisis in Europe.

It is called ETIAS, which stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System, a completely electronic system that allows and tracks visitors from countries that do not need a visa to enter the EU.

Dominica is among 61 countries worldwide which are not part of the EU but whose citizens do not need a visa to enter the Schengen Zone.

Citizens of these countries are allowed to go into countries in the Schengen Zone for business or travel purposes for up to 90 days. During these 90 days, these visitors are not allowed to work or study but can engage in business and tourism activities.

When ETIAS comes into effect in three years time, citizens from these 61 countries, including, Dominica will undergo a detailed security check to determine whether they can be allowed entry into the EU.

It will gather, track, and update necessary information regarding visitors to determine whether it is safe for them to enter EU countries.

In addition to being use for business and tourism purposes, ETIAS will also allow people to visit EU countries for medical and transit reasons, the EU said, adding that it will decrease security concerns substantially through its information and data gathering systems.

What this means, is that ETIAS will detect if a person is a threat to the security of EU countries.

The EU said that this will lead to the person being denied entry and avoiding the threat from being present inside EU borders.

The legal procedures to pass the ETIAS started in 2016, and the system is expected to be in place by 2021.

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  1. August 26, 2018

    That’s a shame to read the filth and insults that Dominican will write about their own country calling each other names and bashing their own country then they tell people they love their country these people are so so sick that some times I cannot belive that I even spend time reading this

  2. Maria
    August 24, 2018

    Dominica alone you can Enter free!

  3. anonymous2
    August 23, 2018

    When you are willing to trade freedom for security, you will have neither. This is a Nazi ploy, just like the TSA. Britain was lucky enough to get out. The countries in it have communist regimes, though not declared. This is a means of keeping certain people in and certain people out. Just about all of the terrorist stuff is instigated by covert operations. They want people to stay fearful so that they can easily round them up. A prison is a safebox. Think about it.

    • RandyX
      August 27, 2018

      I rather live in the EU than than in Dominica under Skerrit. As far as your comments regarding Nazi, living in a safe is concerned I can only say jealousy will get you now where. I have lived in the EU for over 15 years now and I enjoy a standard of living you guys in Dominica can only dream of. Your remarks are foolish and uninformed. Do get a life!!

  4. Expat
    August 23, 2018

    Cry me a river. Whicharticle are you relating to ?

  5. i survive MAria
    August 23, 2018

    this is the beginning of the end of the CIB. it is time to make sure our REAL economy grows. because when the CIB will stop….. where are they going to find the money …where ???

  6. Yes i
    August 23, 2018

    The US has their ESTA for the Schengen states who do not need a visa so this is to match them.That is all

  7. anonymous2
    August 23, 2018

    More Natzi tactics. Beware. This is becoming a strategy of the NWO worldwide. When you give up freedom for security, you will have neither security or freedom. This is just another tactic to deny and imprison people in this world. The EU is a Nazi organization to which Britain no longer belongs.

    • Edward Dechausay
      August 24, 2018

      Indeed. The 7 people who gave it a thumbs down are dead asleep and have no clue about whats going on on this flat plain. The vatican, eu, un, world bank, cia, american military, nasa, fema, trump/The american governtment, big world organisations and all the so called “world leaders” are all puppets who carry out the orders of the evil so called elite who owns and control this evil satanic earth we live on. They are and have been working against us/humanity from birth.

      Anytime they want to pass some new law they come up with some bull-sheet to trick the dumb m-…-es as they have been doing for decades. Sleeping sheeps. The pope, jews, jesuits, freemasons,rockerfellas, rothchilds , knitghts of malta, the monachy/the queen and royalty, just to name a few but they are all of the same blood line diguised and branched out all over the earth to rule, divide and control the dumb people. They created the indoctrination system(school) and the police (33 in numerology)

      • Neville
        August 25, 2018

        Man, you are as mad as a box of frogs. Do yourself a favour and see Dr. Benji.

    • RandyX
      August 24, 2018

      You are a complete fool. What has the EU got to do with Nazi?? Furthermore the UK is still part of the EU and will remain a part untill at least 30. March 2019. In the future don’t come on here and spew your nonsense unless you got your facts 100% right. You damn DLP supporters would do anything to find an excuse for the utter incompetence of YOUR PM.

      • August 24, 2018

        @Randyx, you sound more like the complete fool. If you had any level of education you would not be making such an idiotic statement. Go do some reading and educate yourself.

  8. River Street
    August 23, 2018

    Indeed we need people with brains and ability who passed comprehension. Did you understand the article

  9. RandyX
    August 23, 2018

    All you DLP supporter make sure you say thank you to your Master Skerrit. This is in clear response to the passport selling habits of your PM and the recent scandals that go with it. The US will follow put with this very soon. The EU also monitors any aid to Dominica much closer and the days when Skerrit and Co. could take their share is over. There will also be a cut in the aid programme of 20% by 2021. The world is getting wise to your PM… are all you??

    • August 24, 2018

      @Randyx, You clearly have not understood the issue here. You need to read the article again with the corresponding links. There are 61 countries on the list that will require ESTIA in 2021, this includes USA and Canada and many other countries who don’t have a CBI. Ignorance is truly becoming an art form in Dominica. The EU has always strictly monitored aid it gives to countries and nothing has changed in that regard. So continue hoping and wishing the worse for Dominica, people like you only have the selfish interest of your UWP party at heart and not the interest of Dominica.

  10. Tom Brown
    August 23, 2018

    so everything is politics. And Skerrit and DLP is to be blame for everything happening in the world. You need a check up by Doctor Benjamin. Sick people. You read EU and not just Dominica. 60 countries

  11. Jonathan Y St Jean
    August 23, 2018

    For security concerns regarding terrorism, the EU is tightening the screws. Dominica is complicit in that the CBS 60 minute program did say that our actions we weakening the security apparatus of the US and its allies, remember? Let’s ask the question again, who is giving Dominica a bad name? Skerritt is.

    • August 24, 2018

      Jonathan, for your information the USA has a similar program for countries who have visa free entry to the USA. UNCLE TOMS like you are only interested in the interest of the USA , fortunately Skeritt puts the interest of Dominica first all the time. Soon you will be blaming Skeritt and his government for every international incident remotely related to terrorism. You also seem to forget that it was the actions of the UWP while in office that caused Canada to impose visa restrictions on Dominicans entering Canada….

  12. %
    August 23, 2018

    Where The Wicked Rule the People Mourn!!!!!!
    ..We need people with brains and initiative to govern this country.These people are totally absent in the DLP..The longer they (DLP) rule,the more we will suffer.How much of the passport money has been used to diversify our economy? How much of the passport money trickles down to the ordinary man? Is Skerrit a leader or a MISLEADER? Those lazy,feckless buffoons need to go!
    Where The Wicked Rule the People MOURN
    This DLP is a Wicked and Evil Party

    • derp
      August 23, 2018

      what’re you talking about even the USA is in the list just like Dominica…

    • derp
      August 23, 2018
    • Ra
      August 23, 2018

      I pray that you stop looking at problems and begin to see through the problems. You are not doing much to change anything, and complaining like a little boy will not get you anywhere. Stop blaming others and try to make a change yourself.

    • August 23, 2018

      Your world is wicked. Your blind hatred for Skeritt and the DLP have deprived you of all rational thought and reasoning. It seems Skeritt and his canal have destroyed your mental abilities with their progressive actions.

    • Ras
      August 23, 2018

      %, the likes of you continue to demonstrate you rabid partisanship by posting some of the most juvenile and idiotic comments on DNO! What do you hope to accomplish? And who do you expect to win over to your side Рcertainly not the readers who have a pretty good idea of today’s realities?

    • John hope
      August 23, 2018

      You that percent there u need a check up. You really st##id

    • Expat
      August 23, 2018

      Viewsexpressed, sorry, I mean %, cry me a river.

    • Barbara Saunders
      August 24, 2018

      Hi sicko. You forgot to say Skerrit must go; Skerrit must go! What a powerful man he is. He is able to get 61 countries to have restrictions placed on them for entering EU countries.
      More power to you Skerrit!
      What a sick bunch of haters live among us and guess who talks about hate and division?

      • RandyX
        August 26, 2018

        …but you love your PM. You see incompetence, crime, corruption and nepotism all around you but you choose to turn a blind eye, worse even you support it. In some countries you would be prosecuted for high treason when this nightmare is over.

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