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ESTA Price Increase - May 26th 2022

As I've been posting about over on Instagram, it's about to get a little more expensive to travel to the USA.
ESTA price increase

In line with the cost of, well, everything increasing in 2022, the price of an ESTA is also going up - from $14 to $21.

This new price takes effect on May 26 at 5 p.m. Eastern - that's 10pm here in the UK.

Due to the falling value of the pound, the relative price of an ESTA had already gone up from just over £10 to approximately £11.15, and now this price rise puts the cost up to around £16.75.

So if you're planning to travel to the US in the next year or two and don't currently have a valid ESTA, you might want to apply before that point!

(Tip - if you can, pay with a card that doesn't charge a fee for foreign transactions)

This is the first price increase we've seen since 2015, and the new price will continue until at least 2027.