Brasilia Travel - FAQ'S

FAQ’S

Why do you need to turn off all your electronic devices before an airplane takes off and lands?

We've been taught to fear the interference of our portable devices and an airplane's sensitive electronic systems. And despite being told to turn off our darn phones, four out of ten passengers, it seems, disregard these warnings, since there's little hard evidence behind claims that electromagnetic emissions from devices can muddle airplane computers. Still, there's ample anecdotal corroboration, like the flight where a 30-degree navigation error was rectified simply by asking a passenger to turn off a portable DVD player. The issue is still being debated, so if in doubt, flick that Off switch. We might, eventually, long for the days when a chatty seatmate couldn’t make an hour-long phone call.

Which countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program?

Citizens or nationals of the following countries are currently eligible to travel to the United States under the VWP:

Andorra

Hungary

New Zealand

Australia

Iceland

Norway

Austria

Ireland

Portugal

Belgium

Italy

San Marino

Brunei

Japan

Singapore

Chile

Republic of Korea

Slovakia

Czech Republic

Latvia

Slovenia

Denmark

Liechtenstein

Spain

Estonia

Lithuania

Sweden

Finland

Luxembourg

Switzerland

France

Malta

Taiwan**

Germany

Monaco

United Kingdom*

Greece

The Netherlands