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Cablegate: Bermuda Outreach On Esta Compliance

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R 222058Z JAN 10
FM AMCONSUL HAMILTON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3994
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0948
RUEHHT/AMCONSUL HAMILTON 2172

UNCLAS HAMILTON 000017

SIPDIS

CA/VO/F/P (B. GREWE);
EUR/WE (J. MARBURG);
EUR/PPD (L. MCMANIS AND A. PIPKIN);
LONDON FOR W. STAEBEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CVIS CMGT KPAO BD
SUBJECT: BERMUDA OUTREACH ON ESTA COMPLIANCE

REF: STATE 005558

1. Post has worked in conjunction with U.S. Customs and
Border Protection (CBP) Preclearance officers to inform
Bermudians and third country nationals resident in Bermuda about
mandatory compliance with ESTA provisions. Post issued a press
release on January 21, 2010 and recently updated its website to
include current information about ESTA compliance. On January 6,
2010, Consul Rosholt and CBP Supervisory Officer Eric Sappol
spoke at a meeting of the local Rotary Club where Officer Sappol
responded to questions about ESTA.

2. The Consulate plans additional outreach, including
attempts to place a monthly outreach column in local newspapers.

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