One of my friends, her hubby, their six year old and their baby are off to Florida for half term (lucky them). They booked a bargain sunshine break with Airtours, and now they’re all ready to go.
Except for one hitch. When they registered for the new US ESTA, which all visitors now need to do, my friend, her husband and their son were immediately accepted. But their little girl’s application is still ‘pending’.
Now they have an agonising wait of 72 hours to see if their baby is accepted or declined.
If you’re planning a holiday to the US this summer, my advice is to make sure you apply for your ESTA as early as possible – and then sit back and hold your breath.
written by Liz Jarvis