Three of the signatories, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, had already abolished common border controls within the framework of the Benelux Economic Union. [Citation required] The competent authorities shall respond to requests for information as soon as possible and no later than 60 days after the date of the request. They shall respond to requests for rectification or erasure as soon as possible and no later than three months after the date of the request and inform the person of the measures they have taken. Where national rules provide for shorter response times, those shorter deadlines shall apply. In Germany, response times are not shorter. The ETIAS travel authorisation gives access to all the countries included in the Schengen Agreement, i.e. the ETIAS and Schengen countries are identical, an ETIAS authorisation is effectively a Schengen visa…