Know Before You Go!
Europe Visa Requirements
Starting January 1, 2021. The date has been pushed into the future. It is currently scheduled for sometime in 2024
Americans to Apply for EU Travel Authorization.US citizens will have to apply for a European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) prior to their travel. US passport holders will need to apply online for an entry permit in Europe before entering the area, similar to the ESTA that the United States uses.
This process allows EU authorities to pre-screen all travelers and confirm their status before permitting them entry or even boarding a flight to Europe, thus improving security measures throughout Europe.
US travelers will have to pay an amount of €7 when applying for an ETIAS. It is estimated that the application process takes around 10 minutes to complete. An ETIAS can be issued for three years and can be used to enter and remain in Europe for 90 days within a six-month period
U.S. citizens traveling outside the United States will need a valid U.S. passport... and there are a few other things we want to remind you of and would be happy to talk with you more in-depth.
- Visas: Some countries require visas to enter. Without a valid visa, you may be denied entry into the country or even exit from the country. You can find out if you need a visa by visiting the embassy website of the country you'll be traveling to. And of course, you can always contact us with questions!
- Children Traveling with One Parent, or Someone Who is Not a Parent/Legal Guardian, or Children Traveling in a Group: Foreign border officials may require custody documents and/or written consent from the other parent/both parents. While the requirements may vary by country, here's an example of what the US requires.