English is the official language in the state of Arizona.

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa. Visitor visas are non-immigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), for tourism (visa category B-2), or for a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2). unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Waiver Program.

  • The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism of business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. You must meet all of the requirements to travel to the United States on the VWP:
    • Be a Citizen or National of a VWP Designated Country, hold a valid ESTA and a passport that is valid for a least 6 months after your planned departure that is also an e-passport.
  • Visitor Visa B-1 is for those attending a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention of conference.

To find out which visa is appropriate for you, visit the Visa Wizard.

Stay up to date on the travel requirements. For latest update check the CDC website.

Phoenix, Arizona has two airports serving the city:

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is the primary airport serving Phoenix and major airlines serve the airport with domestic and international flights. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is the secondary and reliever airport for PHX, it is used for scheduled flights by Allegiant Air and for general aviation purposes. The two airports have good public transport and car rental services to assist travelers from the airport to the city center in Phoenix.

Public Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor is served by two Valley Metro bus routes. Travelers will also find a convenient airport connection aboard the PHX Sky Train® from the Valley Metro Rail station at 44th Street and Washington.

Intercity/Statewide Shuttles

Various intercity shuttle services are available for those coming to or from Sky Harbor.

Ride Share

Ride share services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Any taxi company can drop off at the airport. Three taxi companies are under contract to pick up passengers at airport curbs, and their prices are regulated and set by City code. These companies include AAA/Yellow Cab, Mayflower Cab and VIP Taxi.

Valley Metro is the regional public transportation agency that operates city buses that travel along the main traffic arteries. They are also relatively inexpensive ($2 per ride; $4 for an all-day pass). You can view the available routes and plan your trip directly on their website.