Enhanced ESTA requirements for USA entry

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has introduced extra requirements for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) as of 3 November, 2014.

The key change is that travellers must answer seven additional questions as part of the ESTA application process, such as other names or aliases, other citizenships, and US contact information. The enhanced screening measure is unlikely to have a significant effect on flights or airport operations.

ESTA authorisation has been mandatory since 2009 for US-bound travellers using a passport from a country within the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Airlines are not permitted to allow a passenger from a VWP country to board a US-bound flight without a valid ESTA. Travellers who are required to obtain a visa prior to travel to the US are not affected by this enhanced screening.

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