The Voice of America public studio tours remain closed until further notice. However, we are welcoming special group tours sponsored by U.S. government agencies or officials on a very limited basis. Please email publicrelations@voanews.com with the proposed details to request a special tour, including information about the U.S. government agency sponsor and attendees. All special group tour participants who are NOT U.S. government officials will be required to submit an attestation form regarding their COVID-19 vaccination status.

What to Bring

Tours of the VOA radio and television studios in Washington are available to the public. It's a fascinating look at the largest U.S. international broadcast operation.

A valid form of identification is required to enter the VOA building.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires visitors and guests entering all federal facilities, including the VOA building, to present a valid U.S. federal or REAL ID compliant state-issued picture ID, such as a driver's license, passport or state-issued ID. On May 3, 2023, a state issued picture ID must be REAL ID compliant. Non-U.S. citizens are required to provide a passport. The building security guards will not accept other documents or waive these requirements. For more information about REAL ID, please visit: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id

Please keep in mind that all bags and visitors will be screened. Avoid bringing unnecessary belongings. Weapons and sharp objects are prohibited.

Prohibited items include but are not limited to the following:

  • Guns, firearms, and other weapons
  • Bladed, edged, or sharp objects
  • Explosives
  • Club-like items and striking devices
  • Incendiaries
  • Disabling/hazardous chemicals