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Travel Ban End Brings Hope to Travel Businesses and Travelers

Published on: Oct 21, 2021, Last Edited: Oct 21, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19, ESTA Requirements

The United States has finally, after nearly 18 months, decided to remove its travel ban and ease restrictions on arrivals from the EU and the UK. In terms of the revised rules, travelers from the UK who are fully vaccinated will now once again be able to travel to the US for leisure and/or business purposes. This comes after the United Kingdom…

U.S. Plans to Relax COVID Restrictions on International Travel Starting November 2021

Published on: Sep 21, 2021, Last Edited: Sep 21, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

The White House announced on Monday, September 20, 2021, that it plans to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated airline passengers from 33 nations early in November. The list includes most European, ESTA eligible nations, as well as Brazil, China, and 5 other countries. Although unvaccinated individuals will no doubt be unhappy with the announcement, it was nevertheless widely…

Duty Free Purchases in the U.S.

Published on: Sep 21, 2021, Last Edited: Sep 21, 2021 | Tags: Customs Duties, Travel Restrictions

This article provides information on U.S. Customs Duty payable for travelers entering the United States. Duty Free Purchases in the U.S. …

Traveling with a medical device to the United States

Published on: Aug 26, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 26, 2021 | Tags: Airport Security, Airline Safety

Traveling with medical supplies and equipment might sometimes be cumbersome, but it's not impossible. Below are a couple of tips that should make the process easier. Individuals who travel with an external medical device, e.g. a port or feeding tube, should inform the security staff about this when they arrive at the checkpoint. They will then help you to get properly screened, and apply…

How Can the United States Help its Afghan Allies? Special Immigrant Visas and Other Options

Published on: Aug 23, 2021, Last Edited: Aug 23, 2021 | Tags: USA Immigration, USA Visa

As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan and Afghans attempt to flee the Taliban, the chaotic scenes at Kabul airport focus on what the United States can do to assist their Afghan allies in leaving. Much discussion has centered on the SIV (Special Immigrant Visa) program. Congress created this program in 2009 to support Afghan translators and others who had worked with U.S. forces…

Traveling with disabilities to the United States

Published on: Jul 26, 2021, Last Edited: Jul 26, 2021 | Tags: Airline Safety, Traveling with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act stipulates that someone suffers from a disability if he or she has a mental or physical impairment that significantly limits one or more major life activities. The good news is that the ACAA (Air Carriers Act) makes it unlawful for any airline to make an unjust or prejudicial distinction in the treatment of passengers on the…

Travel restrictions remain in place for Europeans entering the U.S.

Published on: Jul 15, 2021, Last Edited: Jul 15, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, Travel Restrictions

Last month the U.S. government set up working groups to interact with the UK, EU, Mexico, and Canada to investigate how travel restrictions could be lifted to facilitate the resumption of travel between these countries. Last week, however, the Biden administration announced that it has no immediate plans to remove international travel restrictions. This announcement came despite increasing pressure…

How to expedite your trip to the U.S.

Published on: Jun 28, 2021, Last Edited: Jun 28, 2021 | Tags: ESTA Requirements, USA Visa Requirements

This article is intended to provide visitors of the United States with information that will help expedite their arrival to the United States. It covers a number of topics related to itinerary booking, flight preparations, as well as arrivals at the U.S. border. Apply for an ESTA or a Visa Foreign nationals visiting the United States will need either a U.S.…

Will travel be open between the US and the UK by September 2021?

Published on: Jun 24, 2021, Last Edited: Jun 24, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US chief medical adviser, said in an interview with ITV News that there was a fair chance that people would be able to travel between the United States and the UK with fewer restrictions by the end of summer.  However, while he hoped that free travel between the two countries would soon resume, he could not put an exact date on this development. Dr. Fauci pointed out…

Getting ready to study in the USA for international students: tips on visas, finances, and more

Published on: Jun 18, 2021, Last Edited: Jun 18, 2021 | Tags: Student Visas, USA Visa

The start of the new US academic semester is just around the corner, and after a year that's been challenging, international students are starting to prepare everything they require to get started. The United States is a very popular option for those seeking to continue their education, and some may choose to apply for permanent residency after graduating. When international students move to the…

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