Hi! I hold a Croatian (EU) passport. I visited Iran two years ago and I still have an Iranian visa in my passport. I also have a US visa (not ESTA, but a regular B visa), which I got before traveling to Iran. Since visiting Iran, I've been to the US once (last year) and I've been twice to Israel (where security checks were very strict). I've heard that an ex prime minister of Norway had a problem of passing security check with a diplomatic passport because of an Iranian visa. Is it really a problem now in the Trump administration? Important to note: I am NOT traveling to the US, I am just making an international transit (Brussels-Guatemala via Houston and Cancun-Brussels via Newark). My layovers are 1h50 in Houston and 1h30 in Newark.
Currently the ban has been struck down by the courts, so your transits should be allowed, but it depends what happens in the next few days and when you are traveling. Your short transfers may be insufficient. As you know, there are few ways to get between Guatemala and Europe without going through the US.
Am flying Air Canada Apr 2nd arriving in Toronto from Vancouver then on to an Air Canada flight to Miami. Can someone explain the process of US customs. Will my luggage go straight through to Miami or will I have to pick it up in Toronto and re-check in? Do I have to EXIT the secured area and go back into the secured area by going through Customs? I arrive and depart Terminal 1 and have 1 hr and 20 mins between flights. Is this enough time to be stress free?
That should be enough time. In Toronto you will go to US Immigration and Customs preclearance and then follow instructions.
How bad will security be on 2/17/17 for a 7:30am flight to Ft. Lauderdale from JFK? Last year in April for Spring break- similar flight- security lines were outrageous and we almost missed flight. How early should we get to airport.
I don't know what airline you're flying, but get there at about 5:30.
Do I exit a secure zone and have to release through security? I am considering purchasing perfume in CR duty free but worried I will lose it reentering security!
Yes, after you clear customs you will have to go through security. So either buy less than 3.2 oz of perfume and put it in your zip lock bag, or if you have checked bags, put the perfume in your checked baggage before you re-check it after customs.