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Monday, November 20, 2006

US to join APEC Business Travel Card

Business travel in the Asia-Pacific region will soon get a little bit easier, with the announcement that USA will join the APEC Business Travel Card. This means business travellers from Asia-Pacific will find it a little easier to enter USA, and US business travellers to Asia-Pacific will also find it a little easier.

The APEC Business Travel Card provides visa free entry to many countries bordering the Pacific Ocean (subject to some conditions), and just as importantly for busy travellers provides express immigration lanes.

I haven't seen any information on whether non-US APEC Business Travel Card holders visiting US will still have to get fingerprinted and eyescanned on entry. At least it is a start.

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