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Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
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Orlando International Airport

Located only six miles southeast of downtown Orlando, the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is within 20 miles of almost all major hotels and attractions. It has two main terminals, serving a number of airlines, including domestic carriers Continental, American, JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, Midwest, Frontier, Northwest, AirTran, Spirit, United and US Airways, as well as a wide variety of international carriers like Aer Lingus, AeroMexico, Air Canada, Air Jamaica, British Airways, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic. There are nine rental car companies within walking distance of the main terminal, and Lynx bus lines 11, 51, 42, 111 and 407 connect the airport and the city center.
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Best Time to Visit

The summer months bring the largest crowds and most stifling temperatures. The weeks and months just before and after the summer months are better in terms of both weather and crowds. In winter, temperatures are at their coolest, crowds their smallest, and prices on accommodation their lowest. Orlando’s climate is humid and subtropical with two major seasons a year. From June to September, the weather is hot and rainy, while the dry season lasts from October through May.
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