Viagens de avião para os Estados Unidos com novas regras?

Os Estados Unidos estão a tentar impor à União Europeia novas regras relativas as informações fornecidas pelas companhias aéreas ao Departamento de “Homeland Scurity”, assim como a possibilidade de polícias americanos viajaram nos aviões europeus em todos os voos com direcção aos Estados Unidos. Outros dos pedidos é que sejam ainda fornecidos dados dos passageiros que sobrevoam os Estados Unidos (tais como passageiros com destino à América do Sul).

Para uma leitura completa sobre este assunto consulte o artigo do Guardian.

Alguns excertos do artigo:

“The US administration is pressing the 27 governments of the European Union to sign up for a range of new security measures for transatlantic travel, including allowing armed guards on all flights from Europe to America by US airlines.”

“And within months the US department of homeland security is to impose a new permit system for Europeans flying to the US, compelling all travellers to apply online for permission to enter the country before booking or buying a ticket, a procedure that will take several days.”

“Washington is also asking European airlines to provide personal data on non-travellers – for example family members – who are allowed beyond departure barriers to help elderly, young or ill passengers to board aircraft flying to America, a demand the airlines reject as “absurd”.”

“While armed American guards would be entitled to sit on the European flights to the US, the Americans also want the PNR data transfers extended from travellers from Europe to the US to include the details of those whose flights are not to America, but which overfly US territory, say to central America or the Caribbean.”

“If the Americans persevere in the proposed security crackdown, Brussels is likely to respond with tit-for-tat action, such as calling for visas for some Americans.

European governments, however, would probably veto such action, one official said, not least for fear of the “massive disruption given the huge volume of transatlantic traffic”