Romania Will Soon be Part of ESTA VWP Program

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 14/09/2020 | 11:50

There is a lot of buzz going on about Romania placed under review to be part of the ESTA VWP program of the USA. This is great news for the people of Romania as it will open a lot of opportunities for them to visit the states without too much complication and tedious processes. In preparation for the country being a part of this wonderful program, there is some basic information that you should know first. 


What is ESTA VWP Program?

ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is an important requirement before traveling to the USA. This is a web-based system that is operated by an agency called US Customs and Border Protection. This system determines the eligibility of a person to travel under the VWP or Visa Waiver Program to the States under tourism or business purposes. The citizens who are under this program are allowed to stay in the country for 3 months without requiring to submit a visa. 

This is a great boost in the tourism industry of the USA and a great opportunity for the countries involved to enter whenever they want easily and without any further hassles. One of the important requirements of entering the US is an electronic passport as additional security. 

Romania as Part of the ESTA VWP Program

Romania is still currently under review for possible membership in the VWP in the future. Although they are currently not yet qualified to enroll in an ESTA visa, this is still seen to change in the future. At the moment, Romanian citizens still need to obtain an appropriate visa to travel to the USA. The visa they need to obtain depends on the purpose of their visit. They can have a visa as a tourist, businessman, students, or any other processes. 

The country is still under evaluation to see how qualified Romania is in terms of the economic and political climate. Stability is an important requirement because the US needs to ensure that a visitor will not abuse the Visa Waiver Program. Another is to ensure that the home country of the individual is not under political and economic unrest. Once the assessment looks promising and ready for approval, Romanians can already prepare to enjoy the perks of traveling to the USA which includes ease of entry and accessibility.


What Can You Do with a ESTA VWP 

An ESTA VWP would mean an easier way to get into the US for Romanians. They can attend conferences, meetings, and other events on a whim without having to go through the tediousness of obtaining a visa. Their citizens can just go online and fill out an ESTA form before their travel and they are ready to go. 

The future looks good for Romania as its citizens are seen to be eligible for an ESTA visa in the future. Their membership to the VWP will earn them a lot of advantages, which includes a hassle-free journey. The US, too, will earn opportunities, as more visitors from the host country are seen to enter because of the new opportunity. 

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