United States - Travel Infos
The entire eastern regions of the
This mountain region serves as a barrier, catching the humid air masses from the
Another weather phenomenon is the Chinook wind, which brings warm, dry air from the mountains down to the plains and valleys.
The climate of the Cascade Mountains is moderate due to their proximity to the
The climate of the
The narrow Pacific coast line of
From April to October the United States have Summer Time. This is called DST (Daylight Savings Time). All but a few states turn their clocks forward during this time.
Another important note: the
Every traveler, even those from countries not requiring a visa, must have his fingerprints digitally scanned in and his digital photo taken at the airport or port of entry to the
Since 5 March 2003, all European airlines are legally required to make all
Additional information: Since 5 October 2005, an address of residence during the traveler’s stay is required information. Travelers without an address may be denied entry since this date.
Laws and Legal Provisions
Drinking alcoholic beverages in public places is prohibited almost everywhere. Even carrying alcoholic beverages visibly is normally punishable. This also holds true for national parks and other public institutions. Alcohol may not be served to anyone less than 21 years of age. In some states, the use of alcohol is prohibited completely, while in some restaurants the motto is “bring your own” (BYO), meaning you may bring your own alcohol and keep it in a brown paper bag under the table. There are states that do not differ from
No smoking areas are more frequent in the
Nursing babies in public is (no longer) punishable; however, it may trigger the one or other reaction of intolerance, primarily in less liberal areas of the country.
Leaving children of certain ages unattended is highly punishable in the
If a ticket for a violation is issued, it should be paid at once. Failure to pay may result in a denial of entry to the country or police arrest at the next visit.American police officers expect drivers who are pulled over to stay in the vehicle, roll down their window, and place both hands visibly on the steering wheel. Getting out of the vehicle is considered a threat and may be answered with self defensive proceedings.
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