As of next year, American passport holders of any age will need to apply for a visa to enter Europe, to which they currently have free and open access.
This new regulation — called the European Travel Information and Authorization System, or ETIAS — will reduce the access of the U.S. passport, which is currently the eight most powerful in the world behind Singapore, Germany and Italy, amongst others.
But don’t worry — the visa process sounds like it will be relatively stress-free. The short online application process includes basic security and travel questions, the decision is sent via email within 96 hours and it costs just €7 (about $8).
The visa will also last — once approved, it will be valid for multiple entries into Europe over three years, or until the passport expires.
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