US to demand 72hrs notice for British tourists
By Andy Bloxham
Last updated: 12:00 PM BST 03/06/2008
British visitors to the United States will have to register their trip with the American government 72 hours before they leave under new plans.
All travellers from countries which do not currently require a visa will be forced to tell the Americans that they are coming.
The rule is intended to bolster US security and was expected to be announced today by Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff.
The move is likely to renew the worries of big business in Europe that deal-clinching, last-minute flights could become more difficult.