Therefore, an individual who is HIV-positive should not indicate that he or she has a communicable disease of public health significance when applying for an ESTA, based on his or her HIV status alone.The Immigration and Nationality Act provides that individuals who are determined to have a communicable disease of public health significance are inadmissible to the United States and are prohibited from receiving visas to visit the United States without a waiver.

It outlines the government’s approach and policy decisions to be taken forward in the Regulations which implement the Directive.

The 1992 Package Travel Regulations provide protection to consumers who buy package holidays.

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This document sets out the government’s response to the consultation on proposals regarding the implementation of the 2015 EU Package Travel Directive.

Yellow fever vaccine recommendations in Zambia revised to correct errors in the depiction of areas in East Africa where yellow fever vaccination is generally not recommended.

Table 3-26, Countries that require proof of yellow fever vaccination from all arriving travelers, has been updated to reflect most recent WHO country list update; Suriname has been added to the table and Cameroon and Uganda have been removed.

Access to such information is limited to those with a professional need to know. DHS will then maintain this information for an additional year after which it will be archived for 12 years to allow retrieval for law enforcement, national security or investigatory purposes.

Once the information is archived, the number of officials with access to it is further limited.

On November 2, 2009, HHS published its final rule deleting HIV from the definition of “communicable disease of public health significance." The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an automated system that assists in determining eligibility to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and whether such travel poses any law enforcement or security risk. Individuals traveling on valid visas are not required to apply for ESTA.

Upon completion of an ESTA application, a traveler is notified of his or her eligibility to travel to the United States under the VWP. ESTA is required pursuant to Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by Section 711 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.

While these Regulations have effectively protected consumers in the market for many years, the sector has changed significantly since they were introduced.