Visit USA 2019 Travel Planner - Sample

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Visitor requirements

2 The vast majority of 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.usembassy.gov HOW DO I ENTER UNDER THE VWP?

NO

1 HAVE YOU TRAVELLED TO THE U.S. BEFORE?

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 $14 is required WHERE CAN YOU APPLY FOR AN ESTA?

YES

3 To enter under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) you need to register for the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA)

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:/ esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta 5 Apply for an ESTA quickly and easily at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta For more information about entry into the U.S, visit uk.usembassy.gov

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ESTA?

Power

Insurance Medical expenses are high in the U.S. so travel insurance with medical cover of at least £2million is recommended

Time

Drivers A full UK driver’s

Tipping Tipping in the United States is the norm. As a minimum, tip 15% when dining in restaurants or $1 per drink in bars

The U.S. uses two-pin plugs so adaptors are required. Electrical goods from the U.S. may not work correctly in the UK

The 48 contiguous states occupy four time zones: Eastern (UTC -4/5hrs), Central (-5/6hrs), Mountain (-6/7hrs) and Pacific (-7/8hrs)

licence is required to hire a car in the U.S. Drivers must be 21 or over – or 25+ with some companies

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