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What You Need to Know When Traveling Internationally to Miami and Miami Beach Florida

Visiting Miami From Abroad

International Travel Tips for Miami | Updated 6/2/2017

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    New International Flights To Miami

    Miami International Airport now offers non-stop air service from 4 new International cities.

    Avianca Brasil launched its new daily passenger service between Miami - the first U.S. destination for the airline - and Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 23, 2017.

    Aer Lingus is launching direct flights between Dublin, Ireland and Miami on September 1, 2017 with three flights a week. Now you can travel from the Emerald Isle to the sunny shores of Miami with no stops in between.

    Scandinavian SAS already had flights from Oslo and Copenhagen but as of October 29, 2017 they will begin weekly air service from Stockholm, Sweden to Miami.

    El Al Israel Airlines will be offering non-stop flights to and from Tel Aviv beginning November 2017. This is the Israeli national airline's sixth route to North America and allows Tel Aviv visitors to directly travel to Miami with no stops.

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    International Travel Essentials

    All international visitors are subject to the laws of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, so know the basics before you pack your bags for that perfect Miami vacation.

    Canadian visitors (and U.S. citizens) looking for a quick way to clear passport control at Miami International Airport can now look no further than MIA's official mobile app. MIA Airport Official 2.0 is available for free for iPhone and Android. Watch the video for more details.

    Take a look at the US Tourism & Visa website to learn what to do about lost passports; emergencies; fraud warnings, visa information and more.

    Learn more at the US Customs and Border Protection website or contact the US embassy in your country of residence with any questions. You can also contact your own country's embassy while you are here in Miami if you have questions or issues.

    The "Know Before You Visit" section for International travelers coming to Miami with information including traveling with pets, traveling Internationally with medication, bringing food into the United States and everything you need to know about necessary International travel documentation, among other important information.

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    Wifi, Phones & Adapters

    Plan ahead for ways to communicate internationally. Today, most hotels offer Internet access for free or at low cost. You can also look for cafes and coffee shops with free Wifi, such as Starbucks. Travelers can easily stay connected through thier own internal hotspots if thier carrier includes them in the service. Remember that you'll need a plug adapter for U.S. sockets to keep your devices charged.

    The only cell phones that work inside the United States are GSM tri or quad band models. An inexpensive way to make calls is to buy a compatible SIM card for the USA (sold by carriers like AT&T and Cingular) or to buy a no-contract, prepaid U.S. phone with a set number of minutes (available from Virgin Mobile, T-Mobile, AT&T and more). Make sure if you will be calling internationally that your phone plan allows that.

    Phone numbers in the U.S. start with a three digital area code followed by a seven-digit number. To call long-distance from state to state, you may need to first press 1. 1 is the international country code for USA if calling from abroad. Dial 011 to make an international call from within the U.S., followed by the country code and phone number.

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