Travel Tips

Blue Angels fighter jets fly across blue skies and past sailboat masts at an Annapolis marina

Photo by Natasha Hitchcock

International Travel Tips

COVID Travel Restrictions: Starting on December 6, air travelers aged two and older, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, are required to show documentation of a negative viral test result taken within one day of the flight’s departure to the United States before boarding. Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. For more information, please visit the US State Department's page outlining current restrictions for traveling to the US.

Visa Waiver Program: Most citizens or nationals of participating countries to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are permitted to travel to the United States for tourism or business stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Even if a Visa is not required, each traveler must be enrolled in the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a plane to the United States. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your planned departure from the United States.

Obtaining a Visa: If your country is not a member of the Visa Waiver Program, or you plan to stay in the United States longer than 90 days, please apply for a Visitor Visa. There is a wait time associated with obtaining a visa, so please do this well in advance of your trip.

Traveling to Annapolis

Annapolis is a small town located on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It is a 45min drive from both Washington, D.C. (to the west) and Baltimore, MD (to the north). Please visit the Getting Here page for transportation options on how to get to Annapolis from local airports. Weather in May is highly variable, and could be either very hot, or a bit cold. Be sure to check the weather before you pack. Check the Visit Annapolis page for more information or the local tourism site.