In November 2016, the Commission proposed to create a European Travel Information and Authorisation
System (ETIAS) to strengthen security of travel to the Schengen area under visa-free agreements. The ETIAS will
carry out pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of visa-exempt visitors. This will help to identify any
possible security concerns prior to their travel to the Schengen area, thus contributing to more efficient management
of the EU’s external borders and improved internal security.