In two years, visiting Europe is going to get a bit more complicated for Americans.
Starting in 2021, United States citizens will be required to undergo a pre-screening and registration process called the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) before entering European Schengen-zone countries.
The Schengen area is comprised of 26 countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Currently, Americans are allowed to travel visa-free to these countries for less than 90 days with no prior screening.
You will have to apply online and will have to make sure you do it in advance before you travel! They will give you a reason if not approved.
We will make sure to keep our readers informed as this rolls out!