Day: June 24, 2020

Tourism & Visit

A foreign national traveling to the United States for tourism needs a visitor visa (B-2) unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Waiver Program.

Tourism is a short visit for vacation, for visiting family and friends, or for medical treatment.


Citizens of Canada and Bermuda generally do not need visas for tourism.


Traveling to the United States for another reason?

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NOTE

* With respect to a “country” or “countries” participating in VWP, it should be noted that the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Pub. L. No. 96-8, Section 4(b)(1), provides that “[w]henever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with respect to Taiwan.” 22 U.S.C. § 3303(b)(1). Accordingly, all references to “country” or “countries” in the Visa Waiver Program authorizing legislation, Section 217 of the Immigration

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Definition of Tourism at Dictionary.com

[ too r-iz-uh m ]

/ ˈtʊər ɪz əm /


noun

the activity or practice of touring, especially for pleasure.
the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, and other services to tourists.
the promotion of tourist travel, especially for commercial purposes.

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Origin of tourism

First recorded in 1805–15; tour + -ism

Words nearby tourism

tourer, tourette syndrome, tourette’s syndrome, tourie, touring car, tourism, tourist, tourist car, tourist class, tourist court, tourist home

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British Dictionary definitions for tourism

tourism


noun

tourist

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