United States of America

Sovereign state in North America

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Caution COVID-19 information: All levels of government have implemented measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. 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. A negative COVID test result is required prior to departing for the United States by air, and self-quarantine is recommended if not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (See Get in below.)

The wearing of facial coverings is required when using public transportation (such as airplanes, trains, buses, taxis and rideshares), at airports, bus stations and train stations, and where requested by specific businesses. Indoor facial coverings are also required or recommended in certain parts of the country with high or substantial transmissions of COVID-19; a national map from the U.S. CDC is regularly updated showing these locations. Those that are not fully vaccinated should avoid crowded places and group gatherings, stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) away from others, and wear a facial covering in most situations.

Certain states may require additional testing or quarantine, or may require you to report information about your travels and contacts to local health officials. Check with the CDC and with state and local authorities for the latest details.

(Information last updated 27 Jul 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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