U.S. institutes new requirements for Visa Waiver Program

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The United States is instituting new requirements for the 38 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program, including that they screen travelers using U.S. counterterrorism data, Trump administration officials said on Friday.

Countries whose citizens stay longer than authorized during business or tourism visits to the United States at a relatively higher rate will be required to conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness of the consequences of overstays, the officials said on condition of anonymity. (Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Bernadette Baum)