Originally Posted by CaptainK
Transatlantic travellers on 48-hours notice
Western European business travellers will be forced to give 48-hours notice of their plans to visit the US under legislation signed on Friday by President George W. Bush.
Been well reported in the UK.
Strangely this requirement for a notice period does not appear to apply to those subject to Judicial Kidnap by the US - given my work, being on the wrong end of this is a possibility for reasons outside my control, albeit a theoretical risk (I Think!). (Note this is NOT an anti yank rant! - Our govt agreed to rendition without evidence with no reciprocation! - still watchya expect from a vassel state
). I won't go into those simply "dissapeared"........
Actually the US visa stuff has been a PITA by several years, a number of folk I know have been through a lot of aggro to get a US visa, none are too keen to repeat the experiance. Although admitedly one went to learn to fly a plane
, which took two attempts and a couple of visits to the London US Embassy - not exactly conveniant from a small island and a £300 round trip even for the day.
FWIW George Bush can have 48 hours notice that I have no intention of ever visiting the US again (I did LOVE Vegas - my kinda town
)......simply too much aggro given the easy options elsewhere, rather than being anything political / anti Yank.
But I am confident that in the grand scheme of things the USA won't miss me
Still, spending $2 (or so) to the £1 would be nice, but of course no need to actually hit the US to take advantage of a strong £ (IMO an unjustifiably strong £ - but still nice to spend abroad