USA – Important Entry Requirements to the ESTA Program
The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced modifications on the eligibility requirements for travellers of participating countries who are dual nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan or Yemen or those who have visited these countries since March 2011.
These travellers no longer qualify to enter the US under the Visa Waiver Program.
In addition, travellers entering or transiting the USA on or after April 1st, 2016 must hold a passport containing an integrated chip and displaying the universal e-passport symbol on the front cover. Individuals who do not meet the requirements for an ESTA will need to obtain a conventional USA visa.