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Old 03-08-2007, 15:32   #1
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Exclamation Transatlantic travellers on 48-hours notice

Transatlantic travellers on 48-hours notice

By Andrew Ward in Washington and Stanley Pignal in London
Published: August 3 2007 19:57 | Last updated: August 3 2007 19:57



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.



For more on this article, go to this link: FT.com / World / US & Canada - Transatlantic travellers on 48-hours notice
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:29   #2
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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 ).
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Old 04-08-2007, 23:37   #3
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I would think it's not any harder then getting into Oz

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And you should read Sailorm's blog for today.................._/)

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Well, I'm hopefully off on my travels next year. Right now I can't muster the enthusiasm to go to the embassy in London and get a visa. I was vaguely thinking of going up the ICCW and cruising in maine in the hurricane season, but I think I'll soak up the rays in the Trinidad/Tobago area instead. Similarly in the Pacific...I wasn't really thinking of going to Pago Pago. I guess the US economy will survive me not visiting, but I think a lot of my countrymen think and feel the same as I do, just waiting for Florida to start yelling about tourism figures going down.
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