New visa rules curb travel

  • Letters Premium
  • Sunday, 10 Aug 2003

WHEN the United States introduced a new rule on Aug 2 that required applicants for non-immigrant visas from certain countries, including Malaysia, to personally appear before a US consular officer, it also suspended two programmes: Transit Without Visa (TWOV) and International-to-International Transit (ITI). 

Under the TWOV programme, passengers arriving in the US from a foreign country are permitted to travel through the US to another foreign destination without first obtaining a visa. 

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