United States citizens will need a visa to visit Europe starting in 2021

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(CNN) — US citizens visiting portions of Europe will require authorization from the European Association come 2021.

The EU reported a year ago it was making an European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS, that will require “pre-travel screening for security and relocation dangers of travelers profiting by without visa access to the Schengen area.”

The Schengen Area is a zone of 26 European nations that don’t have inner fringes and enable individuals to move between them uninhibitedly, including nations, for example, Spain, France, Greece, Germany, Italy and Poland.

Presently, US citizens can travel to Europe for as long as 90 days with no kind of travel authorization. ETIAS will change that.

Without visa travelers, including US citizens, should demand ETIAS authorization before visiting the Schengen Area. They can total an application and pay an administration expense of 7 euros (about $8) on the web. The authorization is substantial for a long time.