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