Why cannot we have the Andorra conditions?

Dear Editor,

Reading the Andorra conditions in relation to the EU I don’t know why we couldn’t have the same? So here is the Andorra Conditions, wish you published it for your readers.
Citizens of the Principality of Andorra are used to lfreely within the Schengen member nations of Europe just by presenting their valid passport for short trips under 90 days’ duration. 


There is an exception, however, with Schengen nations France, Spain, and Portugal. All 3 states allow Andorran nationals to visit their countries for longer periods of time, whether for residency, work, or both.
There has been a lot of confusion in Andorra regarding the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). Particularly concerning how its implementation in late 2022 may affect Andorra, its nationals and foreign residents traveling to the Schengen member nations.
Travelling from Andorra to a Schengen Nation: Andorra was initially announced as an ETIAS eligible country, meaning that it would have been a mandatory requirement for Andorran passport holders to hold a valid travel authorization to cross the border into the Schengen Area.
However, Andorran government authorities have officially confirmed that their nationals will not be required to obtain an ETIAS travel authorization to cross the Schengen border.
Like 3 other European microstates —Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City—, Andorra is not part of the European union nor the Schengen Agreement.
Nevertheless, Andorrans are considered exempt from the obligation to carry an ETIAS travel authorization for travel through the Schengen Area.
Therefore, citizens of the Principality of Andorra will still be able to effectively travel freely to the Schengen Area, after the ETIAS is scheduled to come into full force by the end of 2022.
ETIAS Benefits for Andorran Nationals: Even though Andorran passport holders will not be required to obtain an ETIAS in order to travel to its neighbouring countries, they will still benefit from the ETIAS.
Perhaps the main advantage of ETIAS for Andorrans is the increased overall security in the Schengen Area, and, as a consequence, in Andorra as well. All other travellers from visa-exempt nations —except Andorran, Monegasque, Sammarinese, and Vanticanien passport holders— will have to obtain an ETIAS mandatory travel permit in order to enter the Schengen Territory from late 2022 onwards.
Since Andorra has no international airports and is landlocked between Schengen countries, all foreign visitors to Andorra will have passed by Schengen security in order to arrive to their final destination. This ultimately benefits Andorrans because the European Union’s travel system will have pre-screened all visitors coming to Andorra. The ETIAS will deny access to individuals considered to pose a risk for Europe and prohibit them from legally entering the Schengen Area.
The ETIAS is being set up by the European Union in order to strengthen security checks on passengers currently allowed to enter the Schengen Area visa-free. The ETIAS and its security procedures, in turn, will grant authorities access to the data of all visa-exempt Non-Schengen travellers so they can screen their information and cross-check it against multiple security databases.
The pre-screening of travellers from visa liberalization countries —including foreign nationals visiting Andorra— will speed up border checks for citizens who do not pose a risk to the security of the EU and allow authorities to block access to individuals seen as a threat to the EU.
The ETIAS visa waiver has multiple advantages for both Andorran citizens and Schengen residents alike: ETIAS is not a traditional visa, it is a travel authorization that can be obtained entirely online, saving applicants time and hassle.
ETIAS will help identify any security or irregular migratory risks posed by visa-free visitors transiting through the Schengen Area en route to Andorra The Smart Borders Systems created alongside ETIAS will facilitate crossing borders into the Schengen Area for the great majority of passengers who do not pose any risks to the EU.
The ETIAS and Entry Exit System (EES) data recollection will respect citizen’s fundamental rights and data protection principles.
Andorrans who wish to work, study or live long-term in a Schengen member nation will have to apply for a traditional visa at the embassy of the country they wish to reside in.
ETIAS Authorization for Andorrans with dual Citizenship: Andorran citizens with more than one valid passport due to dual nationality will have to choose which passport they would like to travel to the Schengen Area with.
Dual citizens from Andorra with a second passport from an ETIAS required country may travel with their Andorran passport without the need to apply for a travel authorization.
However, should the Andorran passport be expired, and the traveller visit the Schengen Area with their second —ETIAS required passport— they will then have to make sure to apply for an ETIAS before their trip.
The ETIAS application will require the traveller to fill out the following details of the chosen passport: Passport number Passport issuance date and country Passport expiration date The personal information the applicant introduces in the ETIAS form has to coincide exactly with the data printed on the passport used to apply.
The ETIAS will remain electronically linked with the specific passport used during the application and will not appear when the traveller visits a country on their other passport.
Therefore, it is very important to make sure to travel on the same passport used for the ETIAS request.

Yours sincerely
M.Pereira.

05-01-21 PANORAMAdailyGIBRALTAR