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US border authority seeks travellers' social media details

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1. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 602 posts) 13w

Here is an article on BBC that might be of interest to those folks who are thinking of applying for a US visa waiver.

Travellers seeking visa waiver entry to the US may soon be asked to list their social media profiles - if a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal is enacted.

'forms would ask users to identify what social networks they use and their "social media identifier" such as a username.'

Does TravellersPoint count as 'social media'?

Steve

[ Edit: Edited on 29-Jun-2016, at 03:34 by hasbeen ]

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1595 posts) 13w

Here is another link that just showed up in my email.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/28/us-customs-border-protection-social-media-accounts-facebook-twitter

"...visitors to the US must fill out if they do not have a visa and are planning on staying for up to 90 days."

3. Posted by chotta (Budding Member 4 posts) 13w

oooookay.. they are doing this already! I friend of mine wanted to play some concerts and the dates were already online so he was not allowed to get through with a tourist visa. he had to fly back to Europe and get an artist visa!