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United States international travel advice

United States

United States is part of Americas with main city at Washington, D.C.. Its Developed country with a population of 324M people. The main currency is US Dollar. The languages spoken are English. the United States of America is the formal name of United States It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
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Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

On 7 January 2020, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Puerto Rico. There is structural damage and power outages in the south-west of the island. Aftershocks may happen. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities. We haven't changed our overall level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautionsΒ in the United States of America, including Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Hawaiian Islands.

issued date: January 9, 2020

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

United States uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

United States uses the United States dollar (symbol: $), code USD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

πŸ’³ Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within United States (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Discover are the most widely accepted. American Express and JCB are less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines (local name: ATM) are everywhere in United States. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. United States has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in United States since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in United States is on average 14.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in United States is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about $16.32, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless. United States uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in United States upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call United States, dial +, then 1 (the country code for United States), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number. For local calls within United States, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 201 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In United States you drive on the right side. Most cars have automatic transmission. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 24-74 mph (40-120 km/h) in all built-up areas, 44-74 mph (72-120 km/h) on undivided highways, 60-80 mph (97-129 km/h) on motorways and 60-80 mph (97-129 km/h) on expressways. Right turn on red lights is allowed unless a sign explicitly forbids it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.08%.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

999

Ambulance

997

Fire department

998

Last updated: January 1, 2020