So what do international travelers need to know before planning a trip to Sacramento? It is important for our international guests to be aware of the rules and regulations involving the procurement of a visa for travel to the United States. The U.S. Department of State has provided an excellent resource for all International travelers looking to visit the United States for leisure travel. 

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is available to nationals of 36 participating countries. If a country meets various security requirements, its eligible citizens are allowed entry into the United States without a visa if they are visiting for less than 90 days for tourism or business. This program was created to allow guests from these 36 countries to travel to the United States without having to go through unnecessary and time consuming barriers. Click here for a list of the 36 eligible countries and more information on the VWP.

Citizens of Canada, Mexico and Bermuda are not participants in the Visa Waiver Program. Click here for information about entry to the United States for citizens of these countries.

Finally, citizens of countries that are not participants in the VWP should not worry about entry into the United States. The U.S. encourages travelers from all countries to choose us as a destination for leisure and business travel. Advance planning is always the key to navigating the visa application process. If you apply for your visa well in advance of your travel, you should be able to enjoy a seamless entry into the United States. Click here for more information about obtaining a temporary visa.

And once you have researched how easy it is to plan your vacation in the United States, we want you to consider Sacramento as a top destination. The Capital City is the perfect start for your Northern California getaway. Rich in Gold Rush history, Sacramento boasts some of the best attractions from museums to restaurants to outdoor activities. Sacramento is also the perfect “Hub-and-Spoke” location to serve as your gateway to all of Northern California. Centrally located, Sacramento is driving distance from the best of Northern California.

We invite you to “Discover Gold” in Sacramento. Contact the SCVB to assure you are given the best tools and deals for your seamless travel to Sacramento.