For as long as most Americans can remember, visiting Europe has required nothing more complicated than a plane ticket and a passport. That may change as early as this May. On March 2, the European Parliament voted “to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer,” according to Reuters.
Why? It has to do with the U.S. Visa Waiver Program, the agreement with 38 countries eligible for visa-free travel to the U.S. and vice-versa, for stays of up to 90 days. This program is one of many such visa waiver agreements among nations worldwide.
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