Tens of thousands of British travellers face ban from US flights

imageTens of thousands of British travellers face being turned away from holiday and business flights to the US this summer, due to a little-publicised new rule introduced last month. Anyone without a biometric passport is now ineligible to travel to America without a visa – even if they have been granted an “Esta”, online permission to visit the US. Vic Ryan from Lincoln was due to fly to to Florida on 1 May, along with his wife and his daughter and her boyfriend. He had applied in good time for an “Esta”, which was granted. Read Article