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Atlanta offers a sunny climate, sporting activities, outdoor recreation, cultural events, nightlife, and attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, and the Fox Theater. In October, the average high temperature is 72º F with a low of 52º F. Read more about Atlanta www.atlanta.net.

Air Travel - Easy Access

Easily accessible via Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport bearing the distinction of being the world’s busiest airport with nonstop service to 150 domestic and 95 international cities in 57 countries or interstates 20, 75, 85, and Georgia 400, with I-285 forming a beltway around the city.

Automated People Mover (APM)

From Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) is two-minutes via ATL Sky Train automated people mover. Take the train, located outside the airport in the ground transportation area, to GICC Gateway stop then take elevator down to ground level. The center is just outside the station. The light rail train also transports travelers from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to the Consolidated Rental Car Agency Complex (CONRAC), Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, and SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway.

International Travelers

A U.S. visitors (B-1) visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a port of entry and request admission into the United States from a U.S. immigration inspector. Begin your visa application process as early as possible as it could take several months to process.

The US-VISIT program is now in effect and applies to all visitors (with limited exceptions) holding non-immigrant visas, regardless of country of origin. Visitors will now have their two index fingers scanned and a digital photograph will be taken.

Visitors from Visa Waiver Program countries
For 35 countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens meeting the visa waiver criteria will not need a visa but they must have a machine-readable passport. In addition, as of Jan. 12, 2009, travelers visiting the United States from VWP countries must be approved for travel electronically prior to boarding a carrier to the United States. Travelers must fill out the forms online at least 72 hours in advance of travel.

Registration via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is intended to replace the I-94W paper form by collecting biographical information over the Internet from visitors from countries that participate in the VWP.

More information and ESTA form

ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda are required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an alien registration card, Form I-551, if applicable.

Find out more about the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

For more information visit:
U.S. Department of State 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security