Irish holiday makers warned electronic passport needed for US travel

Travel agents issue urgent reminder ahead of April 1 deadline

30th March, 2016
Irish passengers warned to check Pic: Getty

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is warning all Irish passport holders that a valid electronic passport is required to visit America under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

From Friday April 1 all Irish people who are able to travel to the US via the VWP will need this type of passport.

ITAA CEO Pat Dawson said: "We are working with the US embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs in advising travellers to check their...

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