After news broke last week the American tourists would need to have a visa to travel to the European Union from 2021 the EU have announced that in fact it isn’t actually a visa but a travel screen. In 2018 the European Union stated that US citizens would need to apply for an authorisation to travel to all countries in the Schengen region.
And it is easy to see why many recognised news outlets reported that US travellers would need a visa as the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) stated on their website that Americans will need to obtain "the Europe visa."
However, more clarification has been announced and now it appears that Americans wishing to travel to the EU from 2021 must apply online for an authorization. This online check, which apparently is similar to the one that America requires from many foreign visitors, will cost $8 and the whole process will be completed in minutes. The application will be crosschecked through Interpol and security systems before the applicant receives an automated reply.