ETIAS requirements for Nicaragua citizens
ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) will go live at the end of 2022, making it easier for the countries in the Schengen areas to assist and check foreign visitors more easily.
ETIAS comes with its own requirements that Nicaraguans travelling to Italy must meet at the time of application and throughout their holiday in Europe. This page includes important information regarding the ETIAS Italy requirements for Nicaraguans so that applicants can fill out their request and receive their authorisation without delays.
In order to obtain an ETIAS authorisation for Italy and travel to the Bel Paese visa-free, Nicaraguans must make sure to hold the following:
- A valid Nicaraguan passport
- An active email address
- A credit or debit card authorised for online purchases
Moreover, Nicaraguan visitors should note that they are allowed to enter Italy and the rest of the Schengen Area with ETIAS for the below travel purposes:
Those who wish to relocate to Italy for work, for example, will need a relevant type of Italian visa.
Personal information for the ETIAS Italy
When filling out the application for the ETIAS Italy for Nicaraguans, visitors will find a series of mandatory questions that must be answered in full and accurately. These may cover:
- Personal information: full name, date and place of birth, nationality
- Contact information: email address, home address
- Reason(s) for travel and travel plans
Moreover, the form may include questions regarding the traveller’s health and past criminal convictions.
Data will remain stored only for the ETIAS period of validity or for 5 years from the last decision to refuse, revoke or annul the travel authorisation.
What documents do I need for the ETIAS Italy?
Nicaraguans need to provide:
- The ETIAS application form, completed in all of its parts as accurately as possible
- A copy of their valid Nicaraguan passport
- Details of their credit or debit card in order to pay for the ETIAS application fee
Further documents may be required of some visitors depending on their specific circumstances.
Medical info for Nicaragua citizens
Italy and the rest of the Schengen Area are highly developed territories with a modern and efficient healthcare system. Nicaraguan nationals can rest assured that they will be able to access fast and high-quality medical attention should it be required. Pharmacies, medical centres, and hospitals are widely available throughout the national territory.
Although Italy’s healthcare system is public and free for all EU citizens, non-EU nationals are not covered. This means that Nicaraguans may have to pay for the medical expenses they incur while in Italy and in the rest of the Schengen zone.
Food and water are generally safe to consume in Italy and there are no specific vaccinations Nicaraguans should get before visiting the country. However, it is important to check with a physician before leaving.
The emergency phone number for Italy is 112. By dialling this number, both locals and visitors can call an ambulance or get in touch with the police and fire department.
ETIAS Italy benefits for Nicaraguan citizens
Thanks to ETIAS, Nicaraguans will be able to enter Italy and the Schengen Area visa-free. That is because ETIAS is not a visa but rather an electronic authorisation system aimed at:
- Making Europe safer thanks to better document checks and better control of third-country nationals entering the area
- Streamlining checks, noticeably reducing waiting times and queues at the border for visitors
ETIAS allows Nicaraguans to travel to Italy and the rest of the Schengen Zone for up to 90 days (3 months) at a time within a 180-day period. It is a multiple-entry permit, meaning that Nicaraguans can enjoy as many trips to Italy as they wish throughout the validity of their ETIAS (as long as each visit does not exceed 3 months within 180 days.)
The validity of ETIAS is of 3 years. ETIAS is not renewable so after the 3 years are up, Nicaraguans will need to apply for a new authorisation. Should the passport expire before the ETIAS does, the traveller will need to apply for a new ETIAS once their new passport is issued.