The last information I have is that to travel to Europe from the US DOES NOT require any visa or traveling registration (it was proposed to start in 2021, but t has moved to 2023). My question is: Does it apply to Italy, Spain, and France in 2021? Does someone need a visa or a travel registration or any pre-travel paper work to visit these countries in 2021?
Ozzy, you're probably confusing a visa with the ETIAS documentation that will be needed in 2023 for American citizens traveling to Schengen countries. This recent thread should be helpful:
So no, you won't need this for travel in 2021.
Hi Ozzy, to learn what is needed to travel abroad, go to: travel.state.gov > International Travel> Country Information > enter the country name in the Learn about your destination field. This page will tell you what documents are needed.
I also recommend enrolling in STEP so you’ll be notified if something changes. You can learn more about STEP by scrolling down until you see Enroll in STEP on the right.
Does someone need a visa or a travel registration or any pre-travel paper work to visit these countries in 2021?
Right now (and since mid-March 2020) for France, visiting as a tourist is not allowed for Americans.
During normal/non-pandemic times, Americans are allowed to visit France for up to 90 days for tourist purposes without a visa.