Chile added to visa waiver program

It will soon be easier for Chileans to visit the United States.

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that Chile had become the 38th country to join the visa waiver program. It is the first Latin American country to be included; most participants are in Europe and a few are in Asia.

The addition means that as of May 1, eligible passport holders from Chile can visit the U.S. for 90 days or less without getting a visa, as long as they’re traveling for business or tourism.

Travelers will be required to apply for authorization in advance through the DHS online Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

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