US passport warning for Brits

If you're heading to America, it's time to check your passport as new rules mean only people travelling with a biometric, otherwise known as an an e-passport, will be allowed into the country.

An estimated 80,000 Brits with an old-style passport could be refused entry under new passport controls introduced on April 1 under anti-terror laws.

The change in America's entry requirements mean only people holding a biometric passport will be allowed to board their flight.

Watch the video above for more of Simon Calder's travel advice.

  • You must have a biometric or an 'e-passport' containing a digital chip, which can be used to prove the owner's identity
  • Passports issued between April and October 2006 will be refused
  • Old style passport holders without a biometric chip need to apply for a non-immigrant visa from US Embassy

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