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Identity Card:
  • Capital Washington

  • Government Federal Republic presidential system

  • Currency : US dollar (USD)

  • Size : 9,631,418 km2

  • People 308 745 530 (2010)

  • Language : English, Spanish 10%,

  • Religion : Protestant 51%, Roman Catholic 23%

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa As for the check, see the steps to take and the latest security measures with the Embassy of the United States, we must for example a biometric passport, for both adults and children, as well as a return ticket. You will get a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport which will allow you to stay 90 days in the United States.

    • Passport : A biometric passport, for both adults and children, is requested. Your passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of entry into the territory. Failure to do so will result refused entry to the territory.

      • Currency : US Dollar

      • Currency rates $ 1 = 0.72 euros

      • Change You can find exchange offices in large cities and airports, you can also change your euros from banks .

      • Payment Cards : International credit cards are widely accepted, you can also withdraw cash at most ATM. Attention, however unfavorable exchange rates and high withdrawal fees.

      • Budget stay 1 week 350 euros for a backpackers budget -1000 euros for a comfortable week with hotel, restaurant and car rental .

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 10 € / person
          Average . 10-25 € / person
          Premium : more than 40 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 20 € / night
            way Price: 50-70 € / night
            Premium : more than 100 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: At first it's by plane you'll find in the US, since no tunnel under the Atlantic has yet been dug. While it is still possible to travel on a cruise ship or crossing the border from Mexico or Canada.

              The main gateways for visitors from Europe are found along the coast to the east, with airports in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Charlotte, Boston, Washington, DC Orlando and Miami. Los Angeles and San Francisco, while not being in the East were still a good number of flights from major European cities. The cost of tickets is generally higher from late June to late August, and at the time of the Christmas holidays and Easter.

              On site:

              • By Air: Given the size of the country, flying is a good option for long distances. From the east to the west coast count 5 flight

                hours. Most US cities are served by airports, it is possible to go anywhere by plane. Major airlines operating in the United states are: Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways, as well as low-cost airlines: Southwest Airlines, Frontier, Spirit Airlines, Virgin America, JetBlue ...
              • By train: The trains are almost as expensive as planes, except for certain densely populated areas like the Northeast United States. If you plan to take the train a few times during your stay it is advisable to take the PASS US Rail, valid 30 days allows for significant savings.

              • Car Both for medium distances for travel in the city, the car is usually the best means of transport, especially since public transport is often very limited. It is advised against taking the car in. New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Washington, which are very dense cities

                Rent a car in the US is a good idea, especially as fuel is much cheaper than in Europe.

              • bus : Bus Traveling to the United States is widespread, it is a reliable and affordable way to travel. Greyhound Bus is a leader in this area, significant discounts are offered to travelers who purchase tickets 7-14 days in advance. Megabus is another popular bus network that operates in the Midwest, and BoltBus primarily serves the Northeast.

                • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine .

                • Tips : It is strongly advised to take out travel insurance before you leave because the medical infrastructure is excellent, but expensive.

                  • Aviation At the airport, the regulations are very strict security, and should take these steps seriously. Avoid any comment and joke during security checks, many French have had to spend the night at the station or pay a heavy fine for daring to deride this ultra-safe procedure.

                  • Delinquency and Crime: We recommend arriving in a city to learn about the neighborhoods to avoid at all hours of the day, and those to avoid the night. As a tourist you are a prime target, it is essential to know where you step. Avoid carrying with you valuables and large sum of money for the papers it is advisable to make photocopies and leave the originals at the hotel.

                  • natural disaster risks: The risks of natural disasters are much greater than in Europe. The risks of hurricanes are frequent on the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. As for tornadoes, the season starts in March and ends in June. The entire southern and central United States is affected by the tornadoes, which can be particularly violent and deadly.

                    • Climate The general climate of the United States is temperate, with notable exceptions; Alaska and the Arctic climate, Hawaii and South Florida are tropical, and the Great Plains that turn into desert in the far west near the California coast.

                    • Average temperatures

                      -Miami: 28 & deg; C in summer and 19 & deg; C in winter

                      -New York: 24 & deg; C in summer and 0 & deg; C in winter

                    • Best time to reach The tornado season begins in March and ends in June. The entire southern and central United States is affected by these tornadoes, so be vigilant and monitor weather reports.

                      Daily life:
                      • Time difference : UTC -5 ° to -10

                      • Electrical Outlets 120V / 60Hz, US plug

                      • Tip: Almost mandatory because the servers earn wages below the normal minimum wage. It should be added at least 15% in addition.

                      • Calling code 1

                      • internet, wifi : There are few internet cafes in the United States, since almost everyone has Internet at home. But if you have your laptop with you, you'll have no problem finding a wifi connection in a coffee shop or library.

                      • Features One of the characteristics of American Puritanism is their, get topless on the beach is frowned upon, children, babies included, must wear a jersey.