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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…

June 2021 Visa Bulletin Released

Published on: May 31, 2021, Last Edited: May 31, 2021 | Tags: USA Visa Updates, USA Visa Requirements

The US State Department has just released the Visa Bulletin for June 2021. According to the Visa Bulletin’s “Final Action Dates” chart, USCIS (the US Citizenship and Immigration Services) will be accepting Forms I-485 (employment-based) and applications for registering permanent residence or adjusting status from next month. The United States Department of State is continuing its popular…

A Traveler's Guide on American Culture

Published on: May 16, 2021, Last Edited: May 16, 2021 | Tags: ESTA for Tourism

The United States is a vast country, comprising over 50 states and more than 325 million residents. Although still considered a relatively young nation when compared to West European countries, the United States has a rich diverse culture and history. Each state in America is unique in terms of its tastes, laws, temperament, and values.

India subject to direct travel ban due to COVID-19

Published on: May 07, 2021, Last Edited: May 07, 2021 | Tags: Travel Restrictions, COVID-19, USA Visa Restrictions

Following a proclamation from the White House on April 30th, 2021, people traveling from India on nonimmigrant visas will be unable to enter the United States from May 4th, 2021. The ban will not apply to those with a valid visa who have not been present in India for more than fourteen days before traveling to the US. US citizens and US permanent residents are also…

What to wear when traveling by air to the U.S.

Published on: Apr 30, 2021, Last Edited: Apr 30, 2021 | Tags: Airline Safety, ESTA for Tourism, ESTA for Business

Traveling on a long-haul flight to the U.S. can be tiring. Often, those flying experience delays, temperature fluctuations and dehydrating conditions. Thus, it is wise to know the best way to dress before you embark upon your journey. It is also important to dress appropriately. This article covers a number of important considerations for travelers who are taking a long-haul flight to the United…

How is travel to the United States being affected by COVID-19?

Published on: Apr 06, 2021, Last Edited: Apr 06, 2021 | Tags: COVID-19, ESTA Requirements

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has severely affected traveling to the US, even for those who have an ESTA. The United States has the greatest number of cases globally, with almost 3.5 million cases confirmed by April 2021, and sadly, over half a million people have died from this disease. However, the number of cases reported daily has been gradually falling since the start of 2021. Will…

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