Important Information for Entering the USA, Canada, Cuba and Mexico:
Since 1 November 2010, for flights into the USA, the Secure Flight Program of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has required that additional personal information be provided, including first and last name, birth date, gender and form of address, and middle name, if applicable (Secure Flight Passenger Data). From now on, this also applies for flights to Canada, Cuba and Mexico. In addition, for flights into the USA, airlines are legally obligated to provide data to the US agency using the "Advance Passenger Information System" (APIS). This information must be provided to the airlines at the latest by 96 hours prior to departure.
Directly following your booking procedure you have the option to enter this information using the APIS/Secure Flight Form (APIS Advance Passenger Information System).
You can find the APIS/Secure Flight Form by calling up your booking again at the respective airline.
All of the necessary information for entering the USA, Canada, Cuba and Mexico:
For Condor flights, click here.
For Air Berlin flights, click here.
For Lufthansa flights, click here.
Since January 2009, traveling into the USA requires registering online and since 20 March 2010, airlines are obligated to use the ESTA check: It is prohibited to transport flight passengers that are entering the USA without a visa under the "Visa Waiver Program" if the passenger has not received prior electronic approval for entry from the U.S. agency. Registration for this approval can be carried out online using the "Electronic System for Travel Authorization" - abbreviated as "ESTA". Please note that without a visa or without ESTA registration you are no longer permitted to board your flight into the USA. Further information is available on the official website of the American Embassy »
We recommend that you inquire about the currently applicable instructions regarding visas and entering a country at the country's embassy or consulate.