Written question – Enforcing stricter requirements for travel to the US – E-001794/2016

The United States has enforced stricter travel requirements on individuals who have travelled to the Muslim countries of Iran, Iraq, Syria, or Sudan in the past five years, by requiring them to obtain a visa in order to enter the US. Although this decision is aimed at preventing terrorism and enhancing safety, it also means that Europeans who have visited any of those countries in the past five years or maintain dual nationality in respect of any of those countries must now apply for a visa through the immigration channels at a US embassy in order to enter the country.

Has the Commission ever thought about enacting similar legislation requiring visas to enter the EU if an individual has visited a particular Muslim state?

Will this measure truly strengthen security?

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