Price of ESTA permits for US visits raised by 50%

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If you want to visit the US with a foreign passport, you need a visa or must apply online for an ESTA – the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Just as summer travel begins to boom, US officials have raised the fee for the online ESTA form from $14 to $21 as of May 26. Anyone who submitted a form before then doesn’t need to do so again, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials say. The 50% price hike comes ahead of peak tourism season and six months after the US reopened to travellers following one and a half years of borders being closed to tourists during the pandemic. Th…

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