Some countries require that you obtain official authorization (VISA) before entering the country. Usually, there are additional fees required. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary VISAs. You will be denied boarding if you do not hold proper VISA documents.
You may need a VISA to enter the United States. The State Department recommends that you begin your VISA application process well in advance of your travel dates.
Visa Requirements vary from country to country. Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live to determine if you will need a VISA and/or a VISA support letter to visit the United States. The decision to grant VISAs belongs solely to the embassy/consulate.
Please be aware that fees and VISA requirements are subject to change without advanced notice.
Starting in 2024, citizens from the United States of America traveling to or through Europe will be required to complete an ETIAS application prior to boarding an aircraft, sea carrier, or coach vehicle for Europe, and this includes travelers who will only be transiting in Europe en route to other destinations.
American citizens can expect their ETIAS application to normally be processed and approved within minutes, and the authorization is sent by email in the form of a PDF document. There is no need to print or present any documents as the ETIAS is stored electronically against the passport details stored in the European Immigration system.
ETIAS Application Advice: Submit the application at least 96 hours before departure. If denied for an ETIAS, travelers can still apply for a full visitor visa. Be aware that an ETIAS does not guarantee entry to Europe as the final decision is made by the border security personnel of the European country of arrival. For details, visit https://etias.com and https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/index_en.htm
Please Note: It is your sole responsibility to obtain, and have available, the proper travel documentation necessary for your travel. This includes all costs related to arrangements for obtaining entry into countries you visit and re-entry into your destination country. Boarding may be denied or fines levied against those guests without proper documentation.