Trump Calls Out Europe For Bamboozling Americans?

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former President Donald Trump claimed that if he wins back the White House in 2024 then he would eliminate Europe’s entry fee requirement for U.S. travelers.

Taking to his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump stated that all U.S. Citizens would be required to pay for a visa in order to visit Europe starting in 2024. He added that they were providing Europe with everything, including trade and military protection, and yet they are requiring payment for U.S. citizens to travel there.

He claimed that this shows that there is no respect for the United States and that if he wins back the White House, he would not allow this situation to happen. However, despite his claims, Trump did not provide a clear way in which he would stop the European Union from requesting an entry fee from Americans visiting the continent.

Currently, U.S. travelers visiting Europe need to submit an application to the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) if they want to visit the 30 European countries that are on that list. Travelers are required to pay an entry fee with their application for short-term stays in the area.

The ETIAS website requires applicants to include a variety of personal information in order to submit a visa including their name, nationality, date of birth, parent’s name, address, phone number, and email address. They are also required to include information about their current occupation, education, and their reason for visiting Europe. Those with authorization from the ETIAS area are allowed to visit Europe for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

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