Friday, 6 May 2016

Travelling to the USA this Summer-check your passport

Thousands of people with a valid British or Irish passport can still be refused entry to the US after a strict change in the country's entry requirements.
From April 1 all travellers to America must have a biometric, or e-passport, or they won't be allowed into the country.
Prior to this British passport holders did not need a visa to enter the US under the visa waiver scheme - but had to complete an ESTA form.
Irish passport holders who have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), must also get a valid electronic passport.

All passports issued in the UK since October 2006 have been biometric, the home office confirmed.