Travelling to the USA?
Taking your pets to the USA?
If you are planning on travelling to the USA and are unsure of any new regulations that may affect you, the Australian Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) website has published the following information.
'On 30 January 2017, US officials assured the Australian Government that Australian passport holders (regardless of country of birth, nationality
or whether they hold another passport) are not affected by the US Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist
Entry into the United States'.
Further, following the US Executive Order, the USA Visa Waiver Program remains unchanged for Australians obtaining an Electronic
System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) before travelling to the USA.
'Before boarding a United States-bound aircraft or vessel, all Australian passport-holders eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the official ESTA website.
With limited exceptions, Australians who have travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen since 1 March 2011, must apply for a
United States visa as they are no longer eligible to have an ESTA or enter the United States under the VWP. This also applies to dual
nationals of some of these countries'.
http://smarttraveller.gov.au/countries/americas/north/pages/united states of america.aspx
If you require further clarification of these changes please visit DFAT's website or contact them directly. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss travelling to the USA please don't hesitate to contact me.
PETS travelling through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York
can now access a new level of care. The ARK at JFK, the world’s
first privately owned 24/7 animal airport terminal, quarantine
(pending USDA approval) and full-service transportation centre for
animals has opened.
Touted as being “Like a luxury, airside hotel for creatures great and small,”
The ARK provides services for pets, horses, birds, livestock and
exotic animals. The facility is spread across 16,537m2 & is set on
58,275m2 acres, including landside parking for pet parents
& a dedicated outdoor relief area for dogs.
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