The European Union has informed that US citizens will require a newly featured visa, a European Travel Information and Authorization System for visiting the European Schengen Area from 2021.
Recently, American citizens can visit Europe for up to 90 days without a visa. The Schengen Area is a zone of 26 European countries which do not geographically structured with internal borders for allowing people to freely move in the countries including Spain, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, and Poland.
For applying for the IAS, US citizens will have the requirement of a valid passport, an email account and also credit and debit card according to the information of the EU.
Additionally, according to the information of the websites, the US citizens actually need their normal passports for touring after the visas go into effect.
The Union told that the ETIAS visa is valid for three years and permits Americans for entering the Schengen Area as many times as necessary.
On the IAS website, the EU told it, “ has recently decided to improve their security level to avoid any further problems with illegal migration and terrorism”.
The US has been in a controversy with the European Parliament of EU and European Commission over visas for Croatia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Cyprus.
The five countries have been included in the EU nation which US citizens required to apply for a visa. In June 2018, Parliament voted in favor of the Commission enforcing the visas on US citizens.