As people are traveling every year and more to the EU/Schengen countries, the latter are trying every day more to make traveling safer and easier, for both travelers and their authorities. In the recent years, the European Union has developed, amended and implemented new regulations, schemes and technological tools to reach its goal of increasing the number of visitors while making Europe a safer country.
In the next years, traveling to Europe will be subject to huge changes, like never before. Travelers are advised to be informed and prepared beforehand. Here are some of the recently announced changes, set to happen in the near future.
No traveler will ever again need to go to another country to apply for a Schengen visa, as it has happened so far in many parts of the world. The amended Schengen border code, adopted by the Council of the European Union last June, intends to provide faster and clearer procedures for frequent travelers to the Schengen territory.
Among others, the updated code foresees to make it easier for travelers to submit an application, by no longer making them to travel to another country to apply, in absence of a representative authority of their Schengen destination country in their country of residence.