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Warning: Health Advisory on Algal Presence

Warning: Health Advisory on Algal Presence

At the end of June 2018, Florida Healthy Beaches Program has released a health advisory regarding the presence of two types of algae which can make it unsafe to sea bathe in some areas of Fort Myers and the Lee county. Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) has been found in some inland parts of the Caloosahatchee River (namely, Alva Boat Ramp, Davis Boat Ramp, and Franklin Locks). When this algae is visible it's better not to touch water at all. There have also been cases of 'red tide' in Lee County. Caused by a microscopic algae which discolors the water into red or brown, this phenomenon can cause skin and eye irritation and it's dangerous for people with chronic respiratory problems. Please stay safe and full informed during your visit, and reach for further information at the following links: www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/current-beach-conditions - dedicated page on the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau website floridadep.gov/dear/algal-bloom - dedicated page on the Florida Department of Enviromental Protection www.sfwmd.gov - website of South Florida Water Management District
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Passport / Visa

Passport / Visa

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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Soutwest Florida International Airport

Soutwest Florida International Airport

The Southwest Florida International Airport is located less than 17 miles from the Fort Myers town center. Taxi service at the airport is provided by MBA Airport Transportation, LLC. The fares vary depending on zones, not meters. +1 239 482 2777 - www.mbaairport.com Alternatively, you can rent a car at the airport's Rental Car Service Center, which is found on the ground level of the parking garage. Avis: +1 239 225 2700 - www.avis.com/en - open Mon-Sun 5am-12:30am Hertz: +1 239 768 3100 - www.hertz.com - open Mon-Sun 4am-1am To reach the town by public transport, you can use the Route 50 bus service provided by the Lee Tran Company. The service is available seven days a week, but it usually does not work at night. The working hours change seasonally. +1 239 533 8726 - www.leegov.com/leetran
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