La Dolce Visa

To see America, get in line

The British are coming! Also the French, Italians, West Germans, Dutch, Swedes, Danes, Japanese and other footloose foreigners who find the U.S. an increasingly attractive summer vacation spot. But as the annual invasion gathers strength, a perennial complaint is again being heard from Western visitors: an American can usually gain entry to their countries merely by flashing a passport, while they cannot come to the U.S. without also obtaining a visa.

That requirement is especially galling for the British, the largest and fastest growing group of tourists to the U.S. Some 1 million Britons are expected to...

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