What are foreign entry requirements?


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Some foreign entry requirements are passports, immunizations, visas and fees, according to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs. Specific entry requirements depend on the foreign country and the reason for visiting, but some countries require a medical examination, a background check and other eligibility requirements. Americans looking to travel abroad can find country-specific entry information at Travel.State.gov.

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As of 2015, American tourists visiting the United Kingdom must have a valid passport, explains the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs. Americans traveling to the United Kingdom for other reasons, such as for work, school or volunteer activities need to apply for a visa.

Americans traveling to Canada must have a proper passport or other travel documents, be in good health and have enough money to support themselves during the length of their stay, states the Government of Canada. Most visitors also require an Electronic Travel Authorization or a visa. A visitor must also be eligible to visit Canada; a criminal history or poor health can make a person inadmissible to visit Canada.

Visitors to Italy require a passport and an itinerary to prove they intend to leave after a visit, advises Emily Manthei for USA Today. If the visitor intends to stay for more than 90 days, a visa is also required.

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