- Jun 17, 2010
Hi, This just occurred to me after reading a letter about it in the weekend papers. I am a frequent traveller to Hawaii (my ninth trip coming up later this year.) I know that the ESTA needs me to declare travel to "trouble spots" and I have been to Syria but it was in earlier times so I don't need to declare it. However, I have a bucket list trip coming up in 2023, Covid permitting to the 'Stans and Iran and I'm now worried that this will make all future trips to Hawaii more complicated and expensive. Apparently now, if you've been to one of the nominated places, you need to visit an American embassy for an interview (can be hard to get at short notice) and pay an extra fee. Anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?