Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the conditions for accessing other EU information systems for ETIAS purposes and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1240, Regulation (EC) No 767/2008, Regulation (EU) 2017/2226 and Regulation (EU) 2018/1861
1. This Explanatory Memorandum (EM) relates to legislation to give effect to an earlier proposal to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). In September 2018, the Council and the European Parliament adopted two legislative acts, a Regulation establishing the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and an amendment of the Europol Regulation for the purpose of establishing ETIAS. Regulation (EU) 2018/1240 and 2018/1241 respectively.
2. Regulation 2018/1240 establishing ETIAS defines which data fields from ETIAS application files can be used to consult other EU systems. It further sets out that amendments to legal acts establishing EU information systems that are necessary to ensure those systems’ interoperability with ETIAS shall be the subject of a separate legal instrument. The current proposals set out the technical amendments necessary to fully operate ETIAS by amending the legal acts of the EU information technology systems that ETIAS will query.