As this blog gets more views from North America than anywhere else in the world I thought it helpful in advising North American visitors to Europe the latest announcement to impact future travel plans. The European Union has announced that arrivals from outside the block including UK travellers will need to arrange an ETIAS – European Travel Information and Authorisation. The introduction of this new … Continue reading ETIAS – European ESTA to be Introduced 2023
Just announced that from Sunday 12 June 2022 arrivals from UK (& other EU Countries) no longer need to provide a negative test at least one day before departure to enter the States. A proof of vaccination status is thought to still be a requirement to fly though. Finally!!! Continue reading US Scraps Negative Test to Enter America
US Customs and Border Protection has announced that the price for an US ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) for countries allowed to use the US Visa Waiver system is increasing from $14.00 to $21.00. This includes the $4.00 handling fee. The price will remain at that level until September 2027. The validity of the ESTA still remains at two years. For earlier posts regarding … Continue reading US ESTA – Price Increase
The TSA – Transportation Security Administration that screen all passengers at America’s airports announced near pre-pandemic numbers for this Thanksgiving weekend. In a tweet TSA said that their officers screened 2,207,949 individuals at checkpoints across America. This represents 91% of the numbers for the same day in 2019. TSA recommend that travellers arrive early at the airport and masks must be worn at all times … Continue reading TSA – US Domestic Flyers near Pre-Pandemic Levels
Tomorrow sees the return of International travellers from more than 25 different countries as well as the land borders re-opening. Travellers have to proof their vaccine status as well as a negative PCR or Antigen test at least three days before travel. There are so many suppliers of both that it is worth the effort in shopping around. Some can be posted to your home … Continue reading Flying to America – Double Vaccinated from 08 November 2021
From 08 November 2021 America will open up again for the first time since March 2020 to International travellers from 33 countries. The Coronavirus Pandemic has stopped travel to America and the land borders with Canada and Mexico have only just re-opened again. Only double vaccinated travellers will be allowed to travel. A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours is also required. During the … Continue reading International Travel to USA
20 September 2021 – News is breaking that the US will reverse the travel ban to allow the commencement of visitors from the UK and Europe. It is expected to be announced shortly and will start in plenty time for Thanksgiving 2021 so families can reunite at last. It will be for double vaccinated travellers at this time so watch this space to see if … Continue reading US to Lift Travel Ban for UK and EU Travellers
This is the body of an email in my inbox this morning……I got to enter America in June 2019 for a total of three days on my ESTA Who knows when I will need to apply for a new one! Continue reading My Sad Email!!!
Currently I am looking for a new role and was contacted by a company to complete a competency test to proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process. I thought it pertinent to do some research before proceeding. I best not identify the company publicly but they have offices in the UK and in USA and offer visa service for almost all visa combinations between … Continue reading ESTA or ETA – DO IT YOURSELF
My plans have changed for the Rocky Mountaineer group in July and I will arriving with the group and having the time as holiday whilst they are cruising. I can’t afford the crazy prices in the Vancouver area so I am going into Washington State. There is a choice of 4 crossings but can anyone suggest which is best? My plan is to cross on … Continue reading Which Border Crossing is best?