US Customs and Border Protection has announced that the fee for travellers intending to travel to the United States with an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) has increased from US$14 to US$21.
Individuals with an approved ESTA do not have to re-apply at this time, as an ESTA is valid for up to two years.
Proof of ESTA is required prior to boarding any flights, buses, or ships to the US, and should be applied for at least 72 hours before departure.
To qualify for an ESTA, passengers must be traveling to the US for tourism, transit, short study, or business. The ESTA allows travellers to stay without a visa for up to 90 days per visit.
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