The United States of America

Area: 9,629,091 km²
Capital: Washington DC
Population: 314 750 000 inhabitants (2012)
 

Travel advice
Status: Exercise Vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
June, July and August are the best months to travel to North America.
May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to North America.
April, May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to Western America.
September and October are the best months to travel to Central America.
March and April are the best months to travel to South America.
In these months you have the best chance for pleasant temperatures. Moreover, you can avoid the rain, hurricane and tornado season.

Language
English is the official language in the United States. In addition there including Spanish, French, Chinese and Vietnamese spoken.
 

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for return to the Netherlands. An emergency passport is not accepted.
A visa is not necessary if you are traveling with a transport company that works with the "visa waiver program" and stays shorter than 90 days.
Note: Since January 12, 2009, travelers traveling under the visa waver program to the US, register no later than 72 hours prior to arrival in the US. This registration is to fill out a questionnaire on the Internet: esta.cbp.dhs.gov .

Embassies and consulates
Dutch embassy in the United States of America: dc.the-netherlands.org .
Dutch Consulates in the United States of America: dc.the-netherlands.org .
US embassy in Netherlands: thehague.usembassy.gov .
US consulate in the Netherlands: amsterdam.usconsulate.gov .

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit the United States, you do not need vaccinations.

Money and Money
In the United States of America will be paid to the US dollar (USD).

Traffic and route
In the United States you must drive on the right side of the road.
 

Electricity
In the United States you have a plug adapter required. You will also need a converter in some cases.

Tap water
The tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding the United States can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from the United States, please visit Abyznewslinks .

Internet
Websites in the United States end in .us .gov .mil or .edu um.
Official websites of the United States of America: usa.gov and discoveramerica.com .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of the United States of America.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the United States.

Holidays
The national holiday of the United States falls on July 4th (Independence Day).
All other holidays in the United States, please visit Beleven.org .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in the United States, please visit Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in the United States can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube, Beleven.org, Waarbenjijnu.nl, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.

 

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