7th December 2017
Written on 7th December 2017
The UK Foreign Travel Office (FCO) has updated the travel advice for the USA
Updated on: 7 December 2017 @ 15:42
From 21st January 2016 most people who have travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria since March 2011, or are dual nationals of these countries, will no longer qualify for entry under the VWP and existing ESTAs could be revoked. You will instead need to apply for a visa from the nearest US Embassy or Consulate. If in doubt please contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate.
Also, from 1st April 2016, all travellers wishing to enter the US under the VWP will need to hold a passport with an integrated chip (an ePassport). Approved ESTAs for entry into to the US for those who have previously travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria, or for those who hold dual nationality of these countries, could be revoked from 21st January 2016 following a change to the VWP qualifying rules. You are advised to check with the nearest US Embassy or Consulate before travelling to determine if you need to apply for a visa.
The overall level of FCO advice for the USA has not changed and there are no travel restrictions in place.
The full FCO travel advice for USA can be accessed via this link: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa
Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive for any further information regarding this matter.