EU Introduces Visa Requirement for Americans Along with Waiver Program Starting 2021

On March 9, the EU announced a new visa program called ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) which will be required for all Americans traveling to the European Schengen-area starting 2021. Applications can be made online, and applicants will need a passport valid for 3 months beyond the period of intended stay, answer basic security questions, and pay a yet undisclosed fee via credit or debit card.