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US citizens will need a VISA for European countries

Mar 31st, 2004, 05:15 PM
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US citizens will need a VISA for European countries

CNN just reported that the 15 members of Schengen Visa agreement have voted to impose entry Visa requirenment on US citizens traveling to the European countries. This will take effect on 1June, 2004. There will be a $25US charge associated with the application. The process will be very similar to the Australian visa. The applicants will have an opportunity to apply for electronic visa over the internet. If that's not possible, there will be a paper application available for an extra $10US fee. It will also take about 2 weeks longer to process the paper application.
Anybody traveling to the following countries after 1June, 2004 will be required to have a valid electronic or paper visa.
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

This was done in retaliation for the need for some of the member countries citizens to have a valid entry visa when traveling to USA.





















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Mar 31st, 2004, 05:22 PM
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That was a good one! Tahnks for the chuckle.
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Mar 31st, 2004, 05:24 PM
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You RAT. >
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Mar 31st, 2004, 05:34 PM
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You had me fooled - and Mad!!
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Mar 31st, 2004, 05:40 PM
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Oh, I am such a sucker - I actually BELIEVED you!
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Mar 31st, 2004, 05:47 PM
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I just went to cnn.com to look for the article!

I'm such a sucker!
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Mar 31st, 2004, 05:48 PM
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You fooled me -- but it isn't funny because it is too close to the way things work.The problem is that international politics has disintegrated into a tit-for-tat matter.
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Mar 31st, 2004, 05:53 PM
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Very good one!!!! Because it was so believable!
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Mar 31st, 2004, 06:10 PM
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I assume this is some kind of April Fool's joke but it isn't very funny in the context of this board. Not all here are experienced travelers and some will take this to heart, probably causing non-productive searches while causing undue worry.

Sorry to be a wet blanket.

The board editors should delete this.
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Mar 31st, 2004, 06:15 PM
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Roberta,

Unless people don't know how to scroll down and see that it's an April Fools joke, they should get it. If they don't get it, well....maybe they deserve to do all the research....Survial of the fittest!
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Mar 31st, 2004, 06:20 PM
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No need to delete it. After reading it (and believing it!!) The first thing I wanted to do was read the responses - as soon as I scrolled down I saw the "April Fool".

Maybe those who want it deleted are bent out of shape because they were "taken in" by the post?
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Mar 31st, 2004, 06:29 PM
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Outrageous! I have just reported you AAFrequentFlyer to the editor's of the board who have already responded that they are blocking your account so you can no longer post here!







And that's my April Fool!
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Mar 31st, 2004, 06:48 PM
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Whoosh! You had me fooled and looking for it! But as Miss sally said tit for tat...so it wouldn't be too surprising!
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Mar 31st, 2004, 06:59 PM
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April Fool Day to you AAfrequentflyer..
I must say that you Fool me for awhile..
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Mar 31st, 2004, 07:11 PM
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You got me too. You've built up too much credibility for me to go doubting you. Well, you used to have credibility anyway.
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Mar 31st, 2004, 07:23 PM
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Very well set up. Two sangrias for that one!
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Mar 31st, 2004, 07:31 PM
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Speaking of sangrias...where the heck s MaiTaiTom lately??
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Mar 31st, 2004, 07:38 PM
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You're good. I called hubby and relayed the news before scrolling down all the way. You got us both.
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I knew something was missing around here! It's MaiTai! Just checked and the fellow last posted 15 March. Where the heck is he? Should we be worried?
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