Pay attention to this when visiting the United States
While visiting new places, you have to understand many things. For example when traveling to the United States, you should pay attention to the following things so that your trip is safe and memorable:
- Bring a valid passport
When visiting abroad, a passport is the main requirement that must be owned by anyone. Well, if you visit the United States, you will be asked for a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months. However, some countries have different regulations, such as only requiring a passport for the duration of their stay. Therefore, you must check through the government website about the current passport rules for Indonesia.
Anyone who wants to enter the United States, must understand what are the requirements that must be owned. A person can enter the US without using a visa, if the country of origin is included in the VWP. To be able to enter the US with a VWP you must meet several requirements, such as having an e-passport, being a citizen of a member country, having an ESTA authorization, coming for business, tourism, and transit purposes, and not being more than 90 days in the United States. For complete information about VWP, you can visit the US Customs and Border Protection ESTA website.
- Use a TSA-approved key
Upon entering the United States, a transportation security administration officer will check all bags. Even if needed, they will open the bag by breaking the lock. Strict baggage regulations are enforced for the sake of security and safety. So, to prevent your suitcase and bag locks from being tampered with, you should use a TSA-approved lock. Because, the lock can be opened with a master key, so it will not be forcibly tampered with.
- Transit rules
Please note, that the United States does not enforce flight transit. So even if you are only there a few hours, you must meet the visa requirements and your luggage will be checked through to the end.
- Learn English
The United States of America is a country that uses English as their everyday language. Therefore, when visiting the country you must be able to speak English, so that there are no difficulties in communication.
- Determine transportation
If you intend to stay for some time in the United States, you must determine what transportation you want to use while there. If your budget is tight, you should use public transportation such as buses and trains. However, if you have a high enough budget, you can use a taxi or even rent a car to make it more flexible to visit the places you want.
- Bring thick clothes
The United States is a region with 4 seasons, so you should bring clothes that are appropriate for the seasons when you visit. But for thick clothes must be brought during any season. Especially in autumn, the air will be colder, so you need thick clothes to warm up. However, it is possible that you also need thick clothes in the spring or summer. Because a strong wind might suddenly hit, so you must immediately wear thick clothes.
- Bringing medicine
When traveling anywhere, you should bring medicines from home. This is to anticipate something that is not desirable. It’s a good idea to bring your headache medicine, cold medicine, cough medicine, and other personal medicine.
Those are some things that must be considered and prepared properly when visiting Uncle Sam’s country or the United States. In addition to these 8 important things, you also have to prepare an extra budget.