The Visa Waiver Program
Since January 2009, new rules apply for all citizens or nationals of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who are seeking to travel to the USA. Travellers require an ESTA authorisation prior to travelling to the United States by air or sea. This only applies for persons planning a short stay for business or pleasure.
Citizens or nationals of the following countries do not require a visa within the framework of the Visa Waiver Program:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
*Travellers from these countries require an ePassport