Monday, 23 June 2014

Visa-free travel to US could be possible within 18 months

This is might be a good news for frequent travelers to US hassle-free trips to the country in the future.

Hamzah Rahmat, President of Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) said it would be great if Malaysians were able to travel without the need for a visa to the United States.

Important point ;

1. boost the outbound market towards the United States.
2. will increase tourist arrivals from the United States to Malaysia.

Visa-free travel to the United States could be possible within 18 months with the Immigration Department currently preparing to comply with US guidelines.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said he was confident of the department fulfilling the US visa waiver programme (VWP) requirements sooner than expected.

VWP would allow citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of up to 90 days for tours or business.

source : The Star Online http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/06/07/Visafree-travel-to-US-welcomed-Tourists-and-agents-heartened-by-hasslefree-prospect-in-the-future/by-hasslefree-prospect-in-the-future/
June 7, 2014
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/06/16/Zahid-US-Visa-waiver-programme/ 
Jun3 16, 2014