Britons Visiting America Must Have A Biometric Passport.

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Britons must have e-passports to visit America or risk being turned away, travellers have been warned.

More than three million Britons could be caught up in the change which became law on April 1.

It is understood the British passports affected are those issued between April and October 2006 – before the introduction of the biometric passport.

The change is stipulated under the Visa Waiver Programme Improvement (VWP) and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act 2015..

Currently 38 countries are signed up to the VWP, including the UK. The scheme allows passport holders from those nations to visit the US for a period of up to 90 days.

Those from VWP countries without an e-passport who wish to travel to the United States could obtain a non-immigrant visa.

According to advice on the Home Office website, this visa can be applied for and obtained from the nearest US embassy or consulate.

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/2016-05-06/britons-warned-they-need-e-passports-to-enter-america/

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Britons Visit America Must Have A Biometric Passport.

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Britons must have e-passports to visit America or risk being turned away, travellers have been warned.

More than three million Britons could be caught up in the change which became law on April 1.

It is understood the British passports affected are those issued between April and October 2006 – before the introduction of the biometric passport.

The change is stipulated under the Visa Waiver Programme Improvement (VWP) and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act 2015..

Currently 38 countries are signed up to the VWP, including the UK. The scheme allows passport holders from those nations to visit the US for a period of up to 90 days.

Those from VWP countries without an e-passport who wish to travel to the United States could obtain a non-immigrant visa.

According to advice on the Home Office website, this visa can be applied for and obtained from the nearest US embassy or consulate.

Source: http://www.itv.com/news/2016-05-06/britons-warned-they-need-e-passports-to-enter-america/

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British Travellers Are Facing Three Days Of Flight Delays And Cancellations, Because Of Strikes By French Air Traffic Controllers.

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Passengers travelling from Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton Airport have already been hit by rescheduling after the strike began on Sunday with officials at Gatwick saying that passengers had experienced delays averaging more than 50 minutes.

 

Passengers flying with easyJet and British Airways from Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton Airport to European airports are likely to experience lengthy delays or cancellations from today.

Luton Airport have confirmed that flights to Amsterdam and Nimes had been affected by industrial action, adding that four flights had been delayed as a result of a “knock-on effect in the network”.

Officials at Gatwick said passengers were experiencing delays averaging 50 minutes, and advised all passengers to ring their airlines for updates.

A spokesman for easyJet confirmed that 82 flights were cancelled on Sunday, including 32 scheduled to take off from British airports.

He said: “We have been pro-actively informing affected customers, so they have the opportunity to reorganise their journeys.

“Affected customers can change their flight free of charge or receive a refund. We advise customers to make any amendments to their booking on the Manage my Bookings area of easyJet.com.

“As well as affecting flights to and from France, the strike action is causing delays to other flights which use French airspace.

“We recommend that all customers travelling on Sunday 20 and Monday 21 March 2016 check the status of their flight on our Flight Tracker page.”

“Although this is outside of our control we would like to apologise to all our customers for any inconvenience and would like to reassure them we are doing all possible to minimise any disruption as a result of the industrial action”

British Airways refused to disclose how many flights would be affected by the strikes, but said it was doing “all we can to minimise disruption to customers affected.”

A spokeswoman added that larger aircraft were now being used and some flights were being re-routed.

Read More: http://www.itv.com/news/2016-03-20/french-traffic-control-strikes-could-cause-chaos-for-british-travellers/

 

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