Czechs admitted to US visa-waiver programme

17-11-2008

As of November 17, Czechs traveling to the US will no longer be required to apply for a visa. They will be able to travel on a biometric passport, after filling in an online form known as ESTA or Electronic System of Travel Authorization. Approval by the ESTA system will give Czech citizens unlimited entry to the US over a two year period. The country’s acceptance into the US visa waiver programme will not make any difference to those Czech citizens who already have US visas. Czech and US leaders have greeted the move as a historic step in bilateral relations.