Travelers from countries granted the postponement can continue to travel, as they have in the past, without a Machine Readable Passport. On October 26, 2004 a Machine Readable Passport or U.S. visa will be required at the port of entry, to enter the U.S. without a visa. Countries with the Machine Readable Passport postponement until October 26, 2004 are:
Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom (England).
Note: Belgium, which is also a visa waiver country, was not eligible to receive this extension. Belgian nationals who wish to travel under the VWP have been required to present a Machine Readable Passport since May 15, 2003.