Americans face more stringent travel screening to visit parts of Europe starting in 2021

The requirements around visa-free travel by Americans to Europe will tighten beginning in just a few years and the application process will soon be underway, according to a policy update from the European Union on Friday.

U.S. travelers will need a new type of clearance via an upgraded online security screener — the European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS — to visit the European Schengen Area. That zone consists of 26 countries that do not have internal borders and allow people to move between them freely, including Spain, France, Greece, Germany, Italy and Poland. The U.K.

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