Big Brother is getting bigger. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, visitors from other countries visiting the U.S. could be forced to reveal their mobile phone contacts, social media passwords and financial data. Travelers who want to enter the U.S. could even face questioning over their ideology.
You can read the article at http://on.wsj.com/2nIEaSo although a Wall Street Journal subscription is required.
Comment: I am in the middle of a three-nation combined work and pleasure trip today. I have been to Iceland and Denmark in the past week and will travel to England later today. Everywhere I go, I am asked about the Trump administration as soon as anyone learns that I am an American. I have been impressed at how many of these people then state they will never travel to the USA again as long as today’s extreme measures are in effect.
On the non-stop flight from Orlando to Reykjavik, the Icelandic citizen seated next to me told how he and his wife have spent their springtime vacations in Orlando every year for the past ten years. He then told me the two of them do not plan to ever go to the U.S. again unless the political climate changes. In fact, they would not have traveled to the U.S. this year but they had made non-cancelable reservations before Trump was elected. The Icelandic man and his wife are already planning next year’s vacation to Disneyland Paris.
I suspect many others are also making plans to vacation elsewhere.