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23 Aug

8 key characteristics of the Visa Waiver Program and ESTA

Here we will take a look at eight of the most important things you should know about the VWP.
The Visa Waiver Program is an agreement entered into by 38 countries and the USA. It allows citizens of these countries to apply for ESTA, which is a form of travel authorization used for tourism or business.
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07 Aug

Where to watch the 2017 solar eclipse in the USA

On 21 August this year, the USA will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse, a natural phenomenon that occurs when the new moon finds itself between the Sun and Earth, casting a dark shadow over the planet that makes the landscape almost as dark as night.
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17 Jul

Working towards Visa Waiver Program reciprocity

The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of certain countries (38 in total) to travel to the USA without a visa. In a reciprocal way, US citizens can travel to all of these countries without visas, under the same conditions. But it’s not quite that simple…
The 38 countries that form part of the Visa Waiver Program include the whole of the European Union, as well as other countries outside of the ...
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28 Jun

New screening technology from the TSA

As many travelers around the world are submitting their ESTA applications and preparing their summer vacations to the USA, the TSA is consistently working to ensure smoother and more secure screening procedures.
The TSA is the Transportation Security Administration in the USA, and works as an agency of the DHS (Department of Homeland Security). It was created as part of the response to the Septe...
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01 May

First time flying to the USA? Here’s what you can expect...

Instead of talking about the USA itself, we’re going to be focusing on the trip there this week, as it may well be your first time flying there, or potentially your first long-haul flight.
For many people flying to the USA, it is the first long-haul flight they have to take. Particularly for Europeans, as there are so many beautiful countries close to our own, we are often only used to flights b...
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27 Apr

John Kelly discusses the Visa Waiver Program and its future

The current Homeland Security Secretary of the USA, John Kelly, spoke up last week on his opinion with respect to the Visa Waiver Program.
The current Homeland Security Secretary of the USA, John Kelly, spoke up last week on his opinion with respect to the Visa Waiver Program.
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