Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA)

Apologies for not having written for sometime, we have been busy with group actions, producing the latest edition of our Travel-Zine and preparing a major report on the Consumer Perspective of Regulation under The Package Travel Regulations!

Whilst all this was going on, I noted that the new system for gaining entry to the United States has been launched (12 January 2009).  If you arrange travel to the United States, you must complete this application for each passenger - it is suggested at least 72 hours before you travel!  I was concerned to read that in some cases holidaymakers have been charged for completing the ESTA form - see this BBC interview.  In order to make things easy for holidaymakers, if you visit the United States Embassy website, a form is a available for you to complete directly for free!  Hope that helps!

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