Preparation for travel

ESTA application

When entering the United States (including transit, etc.)、generally require a visa。to get a visa、It takes time and money、If you are traveling from a Visa Waiver Program country (VWP)、ESTA can be substituted for visa。Japan is a country participating in the Visa Waiver Program, so you can enter with ESTA.。For visa acquisition、You have to go to the embassy or consulate for an interview.、It will also cost you $150-$250 more.、ESTA can be obtained in advance from the Internet in a few minutes and costs about 14 dollars.。Once、It is recommended to obtain it 72 hours before travel、It is okay to apply at the airport just before departure。It should be noted、If you already have a work visa or student visa、Within 2 years since the previous ESTA was obtained、do not need to apply for ESTA。

As a point to note when obtaining ESTA, be sure toESTA official application siteis to apply from。There are many ESTA application agency sites on the Internet.、Most of them are scam sites。You can also ask a travel agent to apply on your behalf.、On the official website, you can change the display language from the top page, so there is no problem even for people who are not good at English.。


Preparation of daily necessities

1. Toothbrush/Shaving

Hotels generally don't provide toothbrushes or razors.。It takes time and effort to purchase locally、Be sure to bring。


2. Slippers/Sandals

The inside of the hotel room is for shoes、If you bring slippers or sandals, it will be comfortable when using the toilet or bath.。


3. Folding umbrella

For when it suddenly rains、Always carry a folding umbrella。When it comes to long trips、Check the weather forecast before departure、The forecast for a few days ahead may be off。


Mobile device settings

Be careful when carrying your mobile device。Traveling abroad without knowing anything、There is no end to the story of being charged a huge amount of money by a telecommunications carrier the following month.。Be sure to set the following。

1. data communication、turn off data roaming

When updating the app, etc., the terminal receives the update information without permission.、Downloading may result in high charges。Data communication and data roaming must be turned off。


2. Airplane mode is always on

When using Wi-Fi at hotels, etc.、Be sure to turn on Wi-Fi while airplane mode is on。while traveling abroad、unless there are unreasonable circumstances、Do not turn on airplane mode。Also、If you need to connect to the Internet frequently、You should make a contract for overseas Wi-Fi before traveling。



I have prepared a checklist below、I think it's a good idea to make sure you check everything before you leave。

Folding umbrella
data communication off
data roaming off
Airplane mode ON



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