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    British travellers could be banned from flying to America

    By Graham Tibbetts

    Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 13/11/2008





    Under the new scheme tourists will be advised to apply online for approval for travel from the US Department of Homeland Security at least three days before they leave.
    Anyone denied permission will be barred when they attempt to check in at the airport.
    The measure is aimed at tightening US border controls to prevent a repeat of the September 11 terror attacks. Known as the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), it was introduced in a soft launch in August but will be compulsory from January 12.


    It replaces the I-94 form, which is currently handed out during the flight to passengers from Britain and a number of other countries who do not require visas. Applicants will provide the same biographical information and passport details, including names, passport numbers, date of birth and destination, as with the I-94 form.

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    ^This is correct and actually followed Condeleeza' Rice's disaterous visit of Jack Straw's constituency (Blackburn), when he was trying to impress her (they had some kind of mutual attraction). She was astounded by the number of mad mullahs up there, most with UK passports that meant instant access stateside. This whole plan was born from this.

    Personally, I would have probably taken the same action if given a 'tour' of Blackburn and in a position of power in the US.

    On the other hand, as a UK citizen, I self-imposed a travel ban to the USA in 2002 (after living there for over 3-years in the late 90's) simply on account of how silly they were becoming.

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    hardly equates to the headline though,

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    hardly equates to the headline though,
    Agree. Might be a less sensationalist & truer headline to say:

    British citizens, along with those from a number of other countries will be advised to apply online for approval for travel from the US

    But, then that wouldn't get the anti-American sentiment flowing the same, would it?

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    It's just to keep those crazy muzzies where they belong...in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugginOut
    It's just to keep those crazy muzzies where they belong...in the UK.
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    On the other hand, as a UK citizen, I self-imposed a travel ban to the USA in 2002 (after living there for over 3-years in the late 90's) simply on account of how silly they were becoming.
    Interestingly, I did much the same thing, after having lived & worked in the US for a period. It all became a little too over-bearing.

    I also eventually stopped flying with US carriers due to all their stupid security checks on the European end. Many of their so-called security questioners were pretty dismal & ill-equiped, to say the least. I eventually opted to fly with European carriers to the same end destination, due to their more professional approach to security. Ironically, this was all before 911 !

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    Headline should've read "USA bans Brits" which is shorter and allows a larger font, then in true Telegraff fashion they can explain to their now captive audience how they were conned into buying it. Some people still do.

    DHS know before a plane arrives who is on it, so can't see anything wrong with giving advance notice, for the few to avoid going through the time and expense of buying a ticket and planning their trip only to be turned around at the other end. A mini-visa, in effect, and expect Mr Brown to retaliate with an early trip to Brussels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    British travellers could be banned from flying to Thailand
    Yep, that works, no return ticket or no visa you aint getting in.

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    to many British forum posters slagging on the states brought this on

    big brother is watching

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