New Online Application Required for Certain Overseas Visitors

As of yesterday, January 12, all nationals and citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries are required by law to obtain a travel authorization prior to traveling to the U.S., instead of filling out paper forms at the airport. Travelers must fill out the forms online at least 72 hours in advance of travel. Tourism advocates worry, however, that the new rules have not been communicated properly to travelers, who may be turned away at airports for non-compliance.

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