Dutch travellers heading for the US will soon have to undergo tougher security checks before leaving, if the Netherlands reaches agreement with US officials.
The US is tightening entry proceedings for people who can visit the US without a visa in the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.
The checks, at ports and airports, may include more bio-metric information such as fingerprints and iris scans, broadcaster Nos says.
Passengers will also have to give information about trips to ‘countries which offer terrorists a safe haven’, such as Somalia, Mali, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Colombia and Venezuala, Nos says.
The Netherlands is one of 38 countries whose nationals only require a visa for the US if they are planning to stay longer than 90 says or are going to work.
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