There has been a change in visa requirements for US citizens to travel to Europe but that doesn’t mean they’ll need European Visa. The European Parliament really did vote for the need of European visa for American travellers but it’s a non-binding vote with no real impact.

If you’re an American citizen, you may have derived from the headlines “European Parliament votes to end visa-free travel for Americans” that you’ll need visa to travel to Europe. But that is not completely true. The European Parliament did vote for it but that’s a non-binding job with no real impact.

The European Parliament voted to suspend visa-free travel for US citizens to the economic and political bloc on Thursday (2 March), in a move that is expected to put more pressure on the European Commission to resolve the tourism row.

The US and the EU agreed with a visa waiver program, citizens from both won’t require visa to travel to the countries. But citing security concerns, the US has been requiring visas for travellers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania. The US is reciprocating this by ending this policy, though it could be a costly decision restricting more than 12.6 million US citizens traveling to Europe every year.