PThe USA is one of the most incredible tourist destinations in the world. However, getting in the country alone can be quite daunting for a lot of people so, if you want to have a hassle free trip to the states, you need to have all the information you could possibly need in order to be prepared. Here are some of the things you need to know, and to have before you travel to US.
Ensure you have a valid passport
People travelling to the USA are required to have a passport validity of a minimum of six months. Citizens from some countries are allowed to have a passport validity of the length of their stay so you should check with the government website to see what rules apply to your country.
Take care of your visa situation
One of the most important aspects of travelling to the USA that you simply cannot take for granted is the visa requirement to enter the country. The country has a visa waiver program that allows certain nationalities to enter the country for tourism or other purposes for a maximum of 90 days without using a visa. If it’s possible for you to enter the country through this program, it is very important that you apply for it and get an eVisa before you travel. It is very easy to apply for an eVisa USA online so this is something you should not worry about.
Book airport transfer
Whether you are travelling internationally or domestically, an airport transfer is one of the best ways to travel from the airport to your destination. When you get to the US, you realize that about 90% of Americans own cars, and public transport is limited. It is difficult for a fairly new visitor to navigate the visitors saw an airport transfer will help you a lot.
Turn your mobile data off
As an international traveler, you should not make the mistake of using mobile data while in the country. Of course, you can do this if you have a data plan that allows you to do it, but you should be aware that mobile roaming rates are usually extremely high. Use free Wi-Fi whenever you can, but be prepared with an international data plan.
Always be prepared to pay more
What you see is it always what you get in the states and the most of the prices don’t include tax. This means that you are probably going to pay for more than the price tags when the sales tax is included. Different states have different rates and prices will depend on what state you are visiting.
Regardless of where you are travelling from, going to the USA is an exciting expedition, but it could turn to a hectic trip if you are not careful. Ensure you have a checklist to avoid forgetting anything, and ensure your luggage is sure so you don’t lose anything. As long as you remember to take your passport, and visa, entering the country will be easy.
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