U.S. to adopt limitations on Hungary’s visa-free travel
Under a law approved by the government of the United States of America, the visa-free travel of Hungarian citizens to the United States could be limited if they have been in Syria, Iraq, Iran or Sudan in the past five years, Hungarian online daily hvg.hu reported yesterday.
In such cases, Hungarians will have to apply for a visa before traveling to the United States. The legislation also requires favored countries to share all information on “terror suspected” persona, while those countries that do not cooperate with the United States “appropriately” in fighting international terrorism may be excluded from the visa-free list, hvg.hu reported.
The legislation applies to all the 38 countries who are favored in the U.S. visa-free program. According to hvg.hu, chances of the Senate approving the legislation and President Barack Obama signing off on it are high, following the Paris terror attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernandino.
The online daily said that due to the visa-free program, which began in 1986, 20 million people visit the United States annually and are allowed to remain in the country for 90 days.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.