Permissionless Travel To Europe Soon To Be History

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To global Technocrat controllers, tracking and restricting the movement of people is essential. By 2024, permission to travel will be required to every major nation in the world. This includes Visa applications, fees and long wait times to be approved. Eventually, this trend will come to the individual states in the U.S., where travel between states will require “permission”. Technocracy has teeth. ‚ĀÉ TN Editor

Americans will need a visa to visit Europe in 2024. Meanwhile, Europeans who have been to Cuba are discovering they can’t come to the U.S., because terrorism.

Once upon a time, citizens of the United States could travel to almost every country in the European Union for 90 days without asking any government for permission beyond showing a passport at the initial point of entry. It was‚ÄĒand still is, for a few waning months‚ÄĒa marvelous if underacknowledged achievement for liberty.

Alas, the days of frictionless travel will soon be a memory. Starting at a so-far-unspecified date in early 2024, Americans and residents of 62 other countries that currently enjoy visa-free visitation to the Schengen Area of the E.U. will need to pay a fee and submit an online application (including biometric information, work experience, medical conditions, and initial itinerary), then pass a criminal/security background check, before enjoying that croissant in gay Paree. The grimly named European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is projected to cost 7 euros per application and take up to 14 days to render a decision.

Before you start shaking your fist at freedom-hating Eurocrats, know that ETIAS is the belated continental answer to a system the U.S. has imposed on residents of friendly countries since 2009, called the¬†Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or¬†ESTA. Like ETIAS, ESTA is a response to 21st-century terrorist attacks and combines modest fees ($21) with less-than-instantaneous turnaround times (a promised 72 hours). Both either tweak or torpedo (depending on your point of view) the notion of reciprocal “visa waiver” travel between high-trust countries.

U.S. passports have long been given the¬†red carpet treatment¬†worldwide, due to the country’s economic heft and traditional leadership role in negotiating down international barriers to the movement of people (and goods). That latter ethic began to deteriorate after the Cold War, with the rise of¬†bipartisan anti-illegal immigration politics¬†in the early 1990s, and then in earnest after Saudi nationals pulverized the World Trade Center with highjacked planes on September 11, 2001.

The¬†Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007¬†mandated that travelers from Visa Waiver countries (which now number 40) submit an application using a machine-readable passport, volunteer plenty of personal information, and answer correctly a series of potentially disqualifying questions. As some of us¬†mentioned¬†at the time, “Whatever we impose on the world, the world will get around to imposing on us.”

We have since imposed still more restrictions, which many Europeans are discovering this summer to their chagrin. First was the 2015 exclusion (backed by several libertarian-leaning legislators) of dual nationals of both an existing Visa Waiver country and of either Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria, as well as anyone (aside from those in selected professions) who had visited any of those countries since 2011. Then in 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) added Libya, Somalia, and Yemen to the list.

Having been thus teed up by the administration of Barack Obama, President Donald Trump in his first days in office singled out those exact seven countries for a travel and refugee ban. And he was not done. All it takes is an official (if political and arbitrary) U.S. government designation of being a state sponsor of terrorism for a country to be declared retroactively off-limits for prospective visa-free visitors to America.

So, beginning in 2019, citizens of Visa Waiver countries who had visited North Korea since 2011 were no longer eligible for Visa Waiver treatment. Then in August 2022 (based on a late Trump administration decision), Cuba was added to the don’t-go-there list retroactive to 2021; the ESTA application system was updated with a Cuba-travel question¬†just this month.

What to Europeans seemed like a routine questionnaire administered mostly by airline companies has now produced the shocking outcome that they have to spend $160 and wait many, many months to maybe (or maybe not!) obtain permission to travel into the United States. More than 300,000 Europeans from Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Portugal alone visited Cuba in 2022, according to the Cuban government.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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Goalive

Einst war die Reisefreiheit ein gewichtiges Argument f√ľr die EU. Damals wie heute aber schon: vergessen, dass die Passpflicht selbst jung ist. Sie wurde erst vor 100 Jahren. 1920, vom V√∂lkerbund eingef√ľhrt!! GESCHICHTE UND KULTUR TIERE WISSENSCHAFT UMWELT REISE UND ABENTEUER “Aktueller denn je: Die kontroverse Geschichte des Passes Das Konzept eines weltweiten Reisepass-Standards ist relativ neu und entstand in den Nachwirkungen des Ersten Weltkriegs. VON GIULIA PINES VER√ĖFFENTLICHT AM 9. NOV. 2017, 03:33 MEZ Aus Schwarz-Wei√ü-Fotos und rauschenden Filmaufnahmen entsteht das klassische Bild der USA zur vorletzten Jahrhundertwende: ein steter Strom von Einwanderern, von denen die meisten √ľber Ellis… Read more »

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Neville Harris

Well, I’m from Britain and I had make a time-consuming application for a visa to travel to the USA, back in 1985. So, it’s not exactly a recent phenomenon!

MadBear

Yup we had to get a visa to go to the USA around 2000 and on arrival finger prints.

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