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If someone’s ESTA is revoked, but he/she does not receive a notification of the revocation, what happens?

If someone’s ESTA is revoked, but he/she does not receive a notification of the revocation, what happens?

If a traveler has a revoked ESTA, and he/she is outside the United States, he/she will not be allowed to board a conveyance to the United States.  The U.S. Government intends to conduct outreach with travel agents, airlines, cruise lines and other stakeholders to reach travelers who may not yet have heard about this new change in VWP eligibility.  CBP recommends that any traveler check his or her ESTA approval prior to making any travel reservations to the United States at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov.