ESTA Update for U.S Customs and Border Protection

Please be advised that real-time approvals are no longer available for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reinforced the requirement that customers from Visa Waiver Program countries should apply for their ESTA no less than 72 hours before their international flight is scheduled to depart.

All those travelling to the US must have all the required travel documents before departing their originating airport. Those who do not have the required documents, including ESTA when applicable, risk being unable to gain access to the US.

More information can be found on the U.S. CBP website at

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