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Ten things to know before traveling to the USA (part 2)

5. Don’t forget your ESTA

Understanding the requirements of entering the USA is very important for foreign visitors to. The Visa Waiver Program of America allows people of certain countries like Denmark, Belgium, and Australia, to enter the country for up to 90 days without a visa. However, this doesn’t mean that you can arrive simply without any paper-work. If you are entering the US from a country under the America’s Visa Waiver Program, you must apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). You have to attain approval before arriving also. Although the process is quite simple and quick, make sure to come soon enough before leaving just in case.

5. Be careful where to and where not to wander in cities

Every country has some cities typically including areas that you should avoid entering at any cost. The US is not an exception. In this country, the line between these suburbs/areas might be quite thin with the difference between a friendly and dangerous neighborhood sometimes differing by only one block. Therefore, to keep safe for yourself, regularly assess your situation, take care of your surroundings at all times, and gain local wisdom on where you should and where you should not wander.

6. Remember to explore the US’ national parks

America is renowned for its dense, buzzing cities, it also offers an impressive range of national parks, from sky-scraping mountains to red desserts, bottomless valleys, and lush forestry. The country has a natural playground to suit any adventurer.

The parks there also hold a collection of records, including the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere (Death Valley, California) and the longest cave system in the world (Mammoth Cave National Park). For example, some national parks that you should not miss are The Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, and Yellow Stone National Park.

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