Washington (dpa/tmn) – The Esta-application for entry in the USA vacationers must now apply for a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure. This note, the Ministry of Internal security of the USA on the Esta page on the Internet.

short-term approvals were no longer possible. Who comes without an approved entry permit to the airport, the Boarding will be denied probably. So far, it was possible to apply for Esta even a few hours before the departure.

With an Esta approval may tourists from Germany and other countries participating in the Visa Waiver program without a visa in the USA. The entry permit costs US $ 14 (about 12,30 Euro) and is valid for two years. The maximum duration of stay per entry is 90 days. The application is online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ possible. Important: the Transit of passengers, require on the trip in another country, only in the United States, will need an Esta.

Esta application page with a note