United States update ESTA programme

The United States visa waiver programme (ESTA) is no longer applicable to British travellers who have entered Cuba within the last 11 years.

If you have entered Cuba during this period, you now need to obtain a Tourist visa to enter the USA.

Please contact your dedicated travel team for further information.

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