Reply to post: Re: Forget the politicians

Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU

Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

Re: Forget the politicians

In the case of the US, are you confusing visas with their electronic travel authorisation system for visa free travel? In most cases a "visa" still means sending off your passport and getting a visa put in it.

I was being careless with the terminology, true. An ESTA, like the Canadian ETA, is an electronic recogition that in some cases a visa requirement can be waived, so in a sense it's an explicit non-visa that serves as a visa!

There are electronic visas, though. Turkey, India, and a number of middle-eastern and asian countries issue them, no need to send away a passport.

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