This comes at a time when travel between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are highly valued by smart leaders in each nation. Canada wants to sell its beef, but it wants Mexican tourists with money nearly as much.
The good news? No matter how bad this goes down it will look wonderful when compared to the Rio Olympic games.
The EU needs to become more liberalized in its view of visa-free travel and consider which countries actually pose a risk to its universal culture and values.
Travel for Europeans in Europe could become more complicated. The EU is making these changes from a place of weakness and it's unlikely that the new rules will have the intended effect.
Europe's proposed move to require visas for American and Canadian visitors would be a blow to the EU's tourism industry and appears to be retaliation for the fact that several European countries aren't part of the U.S. visa waiver program.
It will take both the public and private sectors working together to see that security data is regularly shared in a transparent fashion.
Portugal decided to mortgage its resident visas to foreign property buyers and now should make good on its promises.
The world has less restrictive visa policies in 2016 than it did before the global economic crisis. Let's hope temporary setbacks from terror attacks and security fears don't cause governments to send us backwards.
We need a new generation of passports, but privacy concerns with the existing e-Passports will only increase if you add in everything that our smartphones already know about us.
The lack of leadership on issues like this around the world is only equalled by the misplaced fear.