MEPs Want Visas Reimposed on US Citizens

The European Parliament

The European Parliament

Saying that the US still requires citizens of five EU member nations to obtain an entry visa, the European Union's Parliament approved a measure on Thursday calling for the EU Commission to urge full visa reciprocity - or reinstate visa requirements for Americans who want to visit Europe. The parliament wants the measure in place "within two months", and the commission is set to report on its progress by the end of June.

The Parliament, by a show of hands, urged the Commission to adopt restrictive measures against US citizens "within two months". "Making it more hard for U.S. citizens to travel to Europe would certainly deprive the European travel and tourism sector of essential revenue, and put thousands of European jobs at stake in one of the few sectors which experiences a strong growth in employment".

In response to the USA denying visa-free travel to citizens of Croatia, Cyprus, Poland.

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European Union officials have said they'd rather resolve the issue diplomatically with the USA government, but if they can't, the Parliament could approve the measure as early as May 2017.

Negotiators from EU member countries and the European Parliament reached a deal late Tuesday to allow Ukrainians who have biometric passports to enter the EU for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

The Commission has not taken any legal measures against the United States for now, however.

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The U.S. was warned along with Canada, Australia, Brunei and Japan.

Japan, Brunei and Australia have since lifted their visa requirements for European Union citizens while Canada has announced that it will do so for Bulgarians and Romanians on December 1, 2017.

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