US borders reopened *

On Monday, U.S. officials finally announced the reopening of the long-awaited border. From the beginning of November, foreign tourists will be welcomed back, if they have been fully vaccinated and will comply with other requirements for US travel, such as applying for an ESTA or visa. In this article you will find some of the highlights of this great country and you can read more about the arrangements you need to make.

Landscape and city

There are many beautiful national parks in the United States, think of the world-famous Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite. Another must-see national park is Sequoia National Park. The giant sequoias that grow here – and the park got its name – make everyone feel small, a unique experience. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the United States has many national parks (including the ones mentioned above) that are reason enough to believe they are worth a visit. Other national parks on this prestigious list include Mesa Verde National Park, the second largest national park in the United States after Yellowstone and has many archaeological sites, including Mammoth Cave National Park, which has the largest cave complex in the world, Hawaii National Park, and hundreds of thousands of volcanoes. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park covers the landscape and includes Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and Glacier National Park in the United States. In both parks you can see breathtaking scenery.

US reopens (Source: Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/photos/dhsMqSP0o_s)

In addition to the beautiful natural landscapes, there are also internationally known cities in the United States that many tourists love to visit. New York is undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular cities in America, otherwise very popular. The city is famous for its own landmarks, such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park and Broadway. Other famous cities include San Francisco with its Golden Gate Bridge, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. For those who want to move to a slightly different city from other cities, it is a good idea to visit New Orleans, where you can clearly see French and Spanish influences.

Apply for ESTA in a timely manner
Anyone who wants to travel to the United States needs a visa or ESTA. Dutch nationals traveling to the United States for a holiday or business trip are generally not required to apply for a visa; They can be easily obtained online Apply for ESTA. Applying for an ESTA is easier and cheaper than applying for a visa. You can do this completely online. This means there is no need to go to the US Consulate in Amsterdam, which means that residents of Oysterwig can easily save about 1.5 hours of travel time. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the application form. After payment, the application will be processed within an average of 72 hours. After approval of the application, you will receive confirmation of issuance of ESTA by email.

It ESTA is valid for 2 years From grant time. During these two years, you can make unlimited trips to the United States, each gold is a maximum of 90 days, so it is not a problem if you can not go on a trip to a national park or city.

Get vaccinated at GGD in Tilburg
Remember to get the vaccines you need for a trip outside of Europe in a timely manner. Search the internet for what vaccines you need to travel to the United States or discuss your personal situation with your doctor. Some vaccinations should be completed six months before departure, so make an appointment on time GGT Tilburg. This is the closest GGD location to Oisterwijk.

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