Visit USA 2023 Travel Planner

68 TRAVEL TOOLKIT Entry to USA for UK travellers Most fully vaccinated foreign citizens can enter the USA. The U.S. authorities will accept any COVID19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the World Health Organisation or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Note: You should be aware that if you have travelled to or have been in Cuba, you may not be eligible for an ESTA (see below) waiver and may need to apply for a U.S. visa. For the latest entry rules visit Drivers A full UK driver’s licence is required to hire a car in the U.S. Drivers must be 21 or over – or 25+ with some companies The 48 contiguous states occupy four time zones: Eastern (UTC -4/5hrs), Central (-5/6hrs), Mountain (-6/7hrs) and Pacific (-7/8hrs) Time The U.S. uses flat twopin plugs so adaptors are required. Electrical goods from the U.S. may not work correctly in the UK Insurance Medical expenses are high in the U.S. so travel insurance is essential. Medical cover of at least £2 million is recommended Tipping Tipping in the USA is expected. As a minimum, tip 15% when dining in restaurants or $1 per drink in bars Power 1B Check your ESTA is still valid and be sure to update your details online. If it's not valid, you'll need a new one. Reapply at https:/ 5 Apply for an ESTA quickly and easily at For more information about entry into the U.S, visit 4 • You must have a biometric e-passport valid for at least 90 days from entry • It is recommended that you have at least one empty page in your passport • A payment of $21 is required Where can you apply for an ESTA? 3 To enter under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) you need to register for the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) What are the requirements for ESTA? 2 Most UK citizens do not need a visa and can enter the country under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If you are unsure whether you need a visa contact uk. How do I enter under the VWP? NO YES 1 Have you travelled to the U.S. before? Visitor requirements Be inspired, visit TRAVEL TOOLKIT HELPFUL HINTS & TIPS