ETIAS stands for European Travel Information and Authorization System. The question that might come to your mind as to why do I need ETIAS? ETIAS is an electronic system which keeps track of visitors from different countries who do not need to have a VISA to enter the Schengen zone. It allows a national citizen of certain countries to enter the Schengen Area via air, sea or land and stay for 90 days within 180 days.

ETIAS Is Easy To Use, And It Saves Your Time
Things that you need to do are just applying a valid passport and fully completed application of ETIAS. As it’s a VISA waiver one doesn’t go through the complexity of applying for the Schengen European VISA. It doesn’t even need a consultant or an interview at the embassy. This itself saves you a lot of time and money which you can utilise when you reach Europe to travel.

You Get ETIAS Approval Quick And Easy 
Sometimes the approval takes just a few minutes after you submit your ETIAS application. The usual time that it takes is four days. Whereas a traditional way of getting a VISA may take fourteen days after you visit a nearby embassy or a consultant. Therefore ETIAS is something that one must opt for. It is easy, fast, and saves you a lot of time as well as money and effort.

Comparison Of Traditional VISA Of Schengen And ETIAS
Several more reasons can answer the question do I need ETIAS?. When you compare the traditional method of getting a VISA and ETIAS, you will understand why to prefer ETIAS. If you are travelling for 90days or less with the 180days you can try ETIAS. The comparison is as follows: 

The Overall Process Of ETIAS And Traditional VISA:  The overall process of ETIAS is easy and fast. For applying for ETIAS, all you need is an application and a valid passport, and within a few minutes, your work will be done. This is a fast and easy method and saves you a lot of time. 

Whereas, traditional VISA is complicated and consumes a lot of time. It has long process in which the person needs to show many documents. The applicant needs to visit the embassy or consultant for an interview.

The Process Of Applying: The applying process of ETIAS is completely online, but applying for a traditional VISA is partly online and partly offline. It’s a combination of a person going for an interview and downloading VISA application.

The Duration Of Your Stay: Using an ETIAS, you can stay for 90 days or less than 180 days. If your purpose is to travel to Europe for a holiday, ETIAS is for you. If you are going for a long stay for business or something important that is going to take a long time, then a traditional VISA can help.

Therefore, ETIAS is useful in many ways and faster than Traditional VISA of Schengen.