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Here is a summary of the information you should know before flying off to the country.
The United States are located in North America.
Covering much of the North American continent, the United States of America share a border with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south, as well as frontage on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Forming the "wedge" northwest of the continent, the State of Alaska is separated from the rest of the country by Canada. Hawaii is located in the central Pacific Ocean. The United States, one of the most extensive in the world, have an incredible diversity of landscapes. The fauna and flora, extremely varied to suit the range of climates ranging from subtropical to arctic.
Federal Republic since 1789, the country gained its independence from the UK in 1776, 50 states and the District of Columbia. Head of state: President George W Bush in 2001.
English, with significant Spanish-speaking minority.
The majority of the population is Christian (Protestant and Roman Catholic). There is also a large Jewish community.
Formalities and visas
Biometric passports readable for stays less than 90 days.
In addition, you must apply for a visa.
Sanitary conditions are similar to those of France. No vaccinations are required for entry into the United States. However, it is recommended to update their vaccinations against tetanus, polio and diphtheria and get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B.
In the United States, all medical expenses must be paid locally, whether in state hospitals or private clinics. And they are sometimes very high. Also, there is no medical consultation within 100 dollars.
For drugs, rates are twice as high as in France. It is therefore advisable to carry a disease / repatriation insurance before leaving. Health insurance and hospital costs should cover at least 75,000 euros without franchise. You can also keep bills to send to Social Security on your return.
Currency : Dollar
Population : 318 269 000 Hab
Density : 34,2 Hab/sqm
Time zone : GMT-5
Head of state : Barack Obama