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USA: ESTA for Greek citizens will be valid for one year

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USA: ESTA for Greek citizens will be valid for one year

Effective today, April 1, new Electronic System for Travel Authorizations (ESTA) for Greek citizens will be valid for one year, instead of the standard two-year validity. The one-year validity period is for new and renewal ESTA applications. Existing ESTAs for Greek citizens will remain valid, unless revoked, for two years from the date of the authorization or until the traveler’s passport expires, whichever comes first.

 

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced March 9, 2010 Greece’s designation as a member of the Visa Waiver Program. Greek citizens are able to visit the United States without visas since April 5, 2010.

 

Information on Greece and the Visa Waiver Program: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Greek citizens with Greek passports that will expire in less than six months may travel on the VWP, as long as their planned stay in the U.S. has been concluded before the expiration date of their passport. Greek citizens are permitted to enter the U.S. with either a valid visa or an approved ESTA using a passport that is valid for less than six months.

 

Please note that the following applies to all VWP travelers:

 

Approved ESTA applications are valid for a period of one year, or until the passport expires, whichever comes first, and multiple trips to the United States without the traveler having to re-apply for another ESTA. The ESTA travel information may be updated before each trip to the U.S., but it is not required. When traveling to the U.S. with the approved ESTA, you may only stay for up to 90 days at a time – and there should be a reasonable amount of time between visits so that the CBP Officer does not think you are trying to live there. There is no set requirement for how long you must wait between visits.

 

If your ESTA expires while in the U.S., it will not affect your departure. Citizens and eligible nationals of current VWP member countries who would like information on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) may visit http://www.cbp.gov/ and/or http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html#. Effective January 12, 2009, all individuals traveling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) will be required to obtain a travel authorization before initiating travel. ESTA is available with a small fee of $14 and can be completed in 16 languages at http://www.cbp.gov/esta.

 

VWP travelers should be aware that unauthorized third-parties have established web sites which charge visitors seeking to travel to the United States under the VWP, for information about ESTA, and for submitting ESTA applications to DHS on behalf of the traveler. These businesses and web sites are not endorsed or associated with the United States Government. The United States Government charges a flat fee of $14 for applying and obtaining a travel authorization through the ESTA web site without additional charges for obtaining information.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about ESTA

 

 

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See All of Santorini’s Greatest Views in Less Than 3′

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See All of Santorini’s Greatest Views in Less Than 3′

 

If there’s one thing that will give your day a boost, it’s two-and-a-half minutes of solid Santorini shots!

Whether you’ve been or not, the chalky white buildings against clear, cerulean water are a sight to be seen. NPro+ took a drone for a trip to the Aegean Sea island so you can take it all in from the comfort of your computer. Not surprisingly, it doesn’t disappoint…

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A greek village in Europe’s best hidden gems

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A greek village in Europe’s best hidden gems

 

Which greek village is in the 3rd place of the best hidden gems of Europe for 2016; Probably you never heard of it!

Among many colorful places in Europe and its thousands hidden treasures, the organization Best European Destinations picked village Kokkari on the island of Samos, as the 3rd destination on the list of Europe’s best hidden gems for 2016.

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The REAL Reason People Get So Angry On Planes

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The REAL Reason People Get So Angry On Planes

It’s more than just the lack of snacks. You know who they are.

Even if you don’t fly frequently, you’ve almost certainly come across a rude or aggressive fellow passenger at some point. Perhaps the flight was delayed, the overhead bin space was taken or they had a small spat with airline staff. Whatever it was, something is clearly wrong.

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Top-5 Beautiful Palaces in Hungary

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Top-5 Beautiful Palaces in Hungary

 

In the past, when nobles and royal families had money and style, a wealth of romantic palaces and hideaways were built all over the country. We collected some of the best of these stunning buildings, so reminiscent of ancient times…

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10 Museums in Spain for any taste

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10 Museums in Spain for any taste

 

Let’s dispel any false myths… Going to museums, at least in Spain, can be fun, interesting and even thrilling. We’ve put together a list of 10 museums we suggest visiting on your trip.


 

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Top-10 “must see” places in Porto

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Top-10 “must see” places in Porto

 

A good number of reasons are at the top of peoples’ preferences when visiting Porto. But they are many, so here’s a Top 10 list of the main points of interest, that are almost all within Porto’s historical centre, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

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Wandering through Prague with Charles IV

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Wandering through Prague with Charles IV

 

In 2016 it will be 700 years from the birth of Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor (1316–1378), one of the most eminent personalities of European history.

Which places in Prague would His Royal Majesty show you, if he took on the role of your tour guide?


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Rendez-vous in Bordeaux!

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Rendez-vous in Bordeaux!

Bordeaux, World Heritage at the gates of the vineyard.

Only one hour from Paris by plane, and three hours by train (TGV), Bordeaux is the capital of southwestern France.

It is distinguished by its exceptional 18th century architecture that has earned it the title of “Little Paris” around 200 years ago, and more recently its World Heritage status by UNESCO.

Its recent urban developments are in a city where life is good, and where gastronomy, culture, shopping and services are held, near the famous vineyards of the world’s finest wines.

Many discovery tours and gourmet strolls are offered in order to taste the local produce, and particularly the prestigious wines.

Did you know that every two years, the Bordeaux Wine Festival takes place in the last week of June? It was the first tourism event for wines in France, and it is a very unique program which boasts many simultaneous festivals.

Bordeaux, look no farther!

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The Coca-Cola London Eye (London)

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The Coca-Cola London Eye (London)

The Coca-Cola London Eye is centrally located in the heart of the capital, gracefully rotating over the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel; a feat of design and engineering, it has become the modern symbol representing the capital and a global icon. The experience showcases breathtaking 360-degree views of the capital and its famous landmarks and has been the number one visitor experience in the city for the past decade.

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