Trump Vows To End Europe’s Visa Requirements For Americans

Trump has promised that, if re-elected, he will do away with Europe’s demand that U.S. tourists pay entrance fees.

The former president expressed shock that beginning in 2024, U.S. citizens must pay for a visa to enter Europe. On Truth Social, Trump elaborated, saying,  if you think about it, we have been providing Europe with everything they need, including military protection and commercial opportunities, and now there will be a fee to travel there.

Trump said as president, he will not stand for this. He reassured his readers that the fees would end “very quickly.”

Trump provided no information about his intention to do away with the registration cost.

Beginning in 2024, visitors from the United States will have to register with ETIAS before traveling to any of the European countries on the list. A short-term stay application is required for all visitors from the 60 countries that do not enjoy visa-free access. A short-term stay is considered up to 3 months within six months.

Information such as the applicant’s name, date of birth, nationality, residence, email address, phone number, and their parent’s names must be submitted to apply for ETIAS. All applicants must include information about their profession, the highest degree of schooling, and European travel intentions.

Suppose you have a valid ETIAS travel permit. In that case, you may visit the territory of any of the European nations listed above as frequently as you want for as long as you like, usually up to 90 days every 180 days. It’s not a guarantee of acceptance, however. Upon arrival, a border patrol agent will inspect your identification and other travel papers to ensure that you comply with all entry requirements.

Authorization to use ETIAS will set you back 7 euros, or around $8. When used, the visa permits a temporary stay in the country. If you don’t use it, it will be valid for up to three years, as long as your passport or other travel papers haven’t expired.