VChain has published a White Paper on the incoming ETIAS system – which risks causing chaos for airports and airlines. This could be mitigated by the VChain platform.
At present, British citizens are entitled to travel anywhere in the EU simply by presenting their passport: a French, Spanish or Italian border guard is permitted only to check that the travel document is valid and that it belongs to you. Where you plan to go and what you intend to do is none of his or her business.
But once the UK leaves the EU, British citizens will become “third country nationals” with no automatic right of admission. While the Brexit negotiations continue, a European initiative is being developed to strengthen the EU’s external borders: the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS).
ETIAS is a halfway house between unrestricted entry and the onerous process of applying for a full visa.