US tightens rules for visa-free visits after Paris attacks

After extremist attacks in Europe, the United States will tighten security procedures for its visa waiver program for visitors from friendly countries, officials said Monday. The United States already screens visa applicants from war zones carefully, but will now ask more questions of travelers from countries eligible for visa waivers. Washington will also seek greater cooperation and intelligence sharing with allied countries to try to intercept “foreign fighters” returning from places like Syria.

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