United States of America

Sovereign state in North America

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Caution COVID-19 information: The U.S. has the largest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world, with all states affected. All levels of government have implemented measures to contain the spread. Many foreigners are prohibited from entering the U.S., depending on recent travel history and other factors, and all travelers (including U.S. citizens) are subject to restrictions, which can change at short notice. See Get in below.

The wearing of facial coverings is recommended throughout the country. Those that are not fully vaccinated should avoid crowded places and group gatherings, and stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from others. If fully vaccinated against COVID-19, facial coverings and distancing are no longer required in many situations unless mandated by the specific location being visited (state, city, business, etc). All travelers, whether vaccinated or not, are required to wear facial coverings on public transportation, including at airports, bus stations and train stations.

Certain states and cities have established voluntary or mandatory self-quarantines for some visitors from other states. They may also require you to get tested before or after arrival and report information about your travels and contacts to local health officials. Testing and quarantine may not be required if fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Check with the CDC and with state and local authorities for the latest details.

(Information last updated 13 May 2021)

The United States of America is a vast country in North America about half the size of Russia and about the same size as China. It also has the world's third-largest population, with more than 330 million people (in 2020). It includes densely populated cities with sprawling suburbs, and vast uninhabited areas of natural beauty. Representing the world's single largest economy with its history of mass immigration dating from the 17th century, it is a "melting pot" of cultures from around the world.

Regarded as the most powerful and influential country in the world, it plays a dominant role in the world's cultural landscape, and is famous for its wide array of popular tourist destinations, ranging from the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago, to the natural wonders of Yellowstone and Alaska, to the canyonlands of the Southwest, to the warm, sunny beaches of Florida, Hawaii and Southern California.

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