Americans will soon have to get a special travel visa to visit Europe

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The European Union introduced the European Travel Information and Authorization System will be required for those who want to visit Europe. citizens are able to travel to Europe without a visa if they are staying less than 90 days. The ETIAS is required for travelers to the European Schengen Area which is a zone consisting of 26 countries and three micro states. The ETIAS is valid for three years so Americans wont have to get a new ETIAS each time they travel to Europe within that three year period. criminal record and any previous European immigration history. citizens with a valid passport can visit Schengen countries and stay for up to 90 days without a visa according to the State Department. Nationals of visa liberalisation countries will continue to travel the EU without a visa but will simply be required to obtain a travel authorisation via ETIAS prior to their travel. An ETIAS travel authorisation does not reintroduce visa like obligations the commission continued. citizens will need a visa instead of the passport to travel to most European countries the European Union announced Friday. citizens will need a visa waiver to visit most European countries due to border security issues

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