Gay travelers soon to be charged to enter the States

Travelers to the States using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) will have to pay a $14 fee to enter from September 8, 2010.

Gay travel to New YorkESTA relates to the nationals from 36 countries who have previously had visa waiver status. Once approved by ESTA, travelers are granted unlimited travel to the States for 2 years, so anyone planning a trip to the US should apply for the form before September 8 to avoid paying the charge.

The fee that is being levied is reportedly going to be used to promote tourism to the US, but could it be that foreign travelers will simply decide to go elsewhere, as more rules and charges are applied to US travel requirements?

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