USA: ESTA application adapted

ESTA applications for permits for visa-free travel must be made at least 72 hours before arrival in America.

The travel advice for the USA has been adapted to reflect the latest changes in how to file for a visa exemption using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). For visa-free travel (Visa Waiver Program) and transit flights, travellers must file for an ESTA at least 72 hours before the time of arrival in the USA via the ESTA website. As a trip to the US embassy is required if the application is unsuccessful, we recommend applying for an ESTA at least one week before the scheduled date of arrival.