US Travel: The Complete Guide for Travelling to the USA

The US Travel Guide

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If you are planning a trip to the US then to help you prepare for your trip and answer any questions that you might have, we have created a comprehensive travel guide that will help you cover every base. From selecting the best road trip route, to guidance on importing your pet into the US, our travel guide includes some of the most common queries for people that are visiting the US or those that are thinking about moving to the US permanently.
Our travel guide also covers everything that you need to know about driving in the US, the best way to arrange health care (and why you will need it) and advice on the best way to see New York City and all of its many attractions.
If you are thinking of moving to the US then you will find lots of useful advice within this section, including tips for moving and information regarding strong studying or working in the US and the types of visa you will require.

Travelling around the US

Ultimate USA Road trip Itinerary
Many people dream about doing a USA road trip because it is the best destination in the world to go on a road trip...
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Using a UK licence in the US
The good news is that yes, you are able to drive in the US with a full UK license and do not require a US license unless you...
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Foreign licence in the US
When you are planning a trip to the USA, there are a number of factors that you will need to consider....
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Car insurance for UK drivers
If you are planning a trip to the US, either for some typical tourist activities like going seeing all of the sights, or maybe you...
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7 Days Road Trip in California
The US is the ultimate destination for an unfergettable road trip and there are plenty of routes to choose from...
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Using a UK licence in New York
The straightforward answer to this question is yes, you can drive in New York with a UK license but there are numerous...
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Rent a car in the US
If you are travelling to the US there are loads of different ways to get around but if you are planning on a road trip, or need...
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Travel Insurance for the US
If you are planning a trip to the USA then there are a number of different factors that you must consider...
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Transportation in New York

Living in the US

Moving Tips

If you have decided to move to the United States from the UK then you have a very exciting time ahead...
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Health Insurance

In the UK the NHS is free and therefore there is generally less requirement for health insurance, unless someone...
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Medical Care

If you are thinking of going on a dream trip to the US, whether you are planning a city break to NYC, or a 3 month roadtrip...
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Safest Cities

If you are thinking of moving to America, or you are simply planning a short trip, you might be concerned about your safety...
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Travelling to the US with Criminal Records
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What Is New York Famous For? Top 17 NY's Amazing Attractions

New York City is a popular destination in the United States and is a dream destination for many. It welcomes upwards of 66 million tourists annually. These tourists visit NYC to experience the numerous skyscrapers, famous landmarks, affluent neighborhoods, and a culturally diverse melting pot.

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What Is Miami Known For? 16 Attractions You'll Fall in Love With

Miami is located in Florida, the most southeastern state in the United States.It is particularly famous for its wonderful beaches. In fact, Miami has 16 great beaches within its borders. Each of them has different vibes and aesthetics. Some are dog-friendly, while others make for great family time.

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London vs New York: What’s the Difference?

London and New York are big cities that attract millions of tourists annually. There are no doubts about their beauty and magnificence. Both cities are unique with their foods and beautiful in their cultures. London, famously known as “The Big Smoke,” is famous for its rich history.

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Orlando vs Miami: Where Should I Live?

There have always been concerns for people moving to Florida if they should live in Orlando or Miami, two of the most popular cities. Each has its strong and weak points, making each ideal for a different set of people.

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New York vs Los Angeles: What Is the Difference?

Statistics show that more than 70 million people visit the United States annually. And New York receives the highest number of tourists, with over 10 million visits, while Los Angeles comes third with over 4 million visitors. These two cities have excellent sites and structures that welcome visitors every time.

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Travel Guide: Miami vs New York City

For most people, when thinking of the next city to live and work or the next vacation spot in the United States, Miami or New York City are two top spots. The reason for this favoritism is not far-fetched: both cities offer the best regardless of how long you choose to stay in the city.

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Living in Miami Pros & Cons

Miami is a much sought-after location both for holidays and to live, work and retire to. From the warm temperatures and stunning beaches to the cultural attractions around the historic district, there are many reasons to move to Miami. Apart from that, wages and salaries grew more than anywhere else in the US during 2021.

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Best Travel Credit Card

When you are planning to travel abroad, you will need to decide your preferred method for paying for hotels, daytrips, eating out and all other expenses while you are on your trip.

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New York Holidays and City Breaks

There are many reasons why so many people dream of taking a New Yorkholiday, from the iconic landmarks such as The Statue of Liberty and The EmpireState Building to the chance to watch a show on Broadway or spend time in Central Park.

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Global Entry: Apply for Faster Entry to the USA

Low-risk individuals who need entrance into the USA frequently can do so through one of the following; Global Entry, SENTRI, TSA PreCheck®, FAST, and NEXUS.The Global Entry Visa program allows eligible applicants to enter the US freely withoutpassing through the border officials.

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Best States to live in the USA

The best state to live in in the USA can be very relative. Asking any random person, the best state to live in would lead to a variety of different answers. They may reply with a city they live in, or one they once lived in, the city with the cleanest streets they have been to, or even their dream state.

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Christmas in New York: Guide, Requirements & Information

Christmas is almost here again, after a long wait. Long wait? Yes. The months felt so slow like there was some conspiracy. Whatever the reason may be, the fact remains that Christmas is around the corner. For places like New York, Christmas is heavenly.

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Best Christmas Vacations in the USA 

Christmas is literally "the most wonderful time of the year". And what would make it even more memorable is a Christmas getaway at a good destination. However, choosing a preferred vacation spot for the yuletide season can be a hassle. There are thousands of vacation spots present all around the world to choose from.

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Vaccination Passport Hawaii Requirements

Hawaii is a dream holiday destination for many people, but it has been off the cards for most travelers since the start of the health pandemic, when the US introduced travel restrictions to try and prevent the infection rates from increasing.

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Vaccination Passport New York Requirements

Since the start of the pandemic, the US banned travellers from high risk countries entering the United States and since then, have continued to monitor the risk represented by each country, to determine whether to allow travellers from each country to visit the US.

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The Impact of Coronavirus on ESTA USA

The tourism industry has also been highly impacted by coronavirus, withtravel restrictions being enforced and flight schedules being very limited sincethe pandemic reached the US and Europe.

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My Travel Diary: Travelling Around the US Using ESTA

Not long after finishing my university studies, I decided I wanted to travel somewhere exciting with a range of different experiences. I had three weeks to plan my travels into, as I would soon be starting my first full-time job. I looked at a number of travel options, including Australia but with really long flight times and the more expensive flight tickets that came with that, my budget wouldn’t stretch that far.

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How much money do I need to enter USA?

When you visit the US on certain types of visa, you may be asked to provide financial proof that you will be able to afford living expenses during your stay and the cost of your return journey

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Written by Abisola Fikayomi

Abisola is an accomplished writer interested in US Travel, immigration, passports and visas. She’s passionate about exploring new places and cultures and willing to share her experiences, expertize and findings with others. That is her primary drive for specialising in this industry.

FAQ

New York is the number 1 vacation spot in the US, with close to 70 million visitors each year prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. NYC is one of the most famous cities in the world and has many sightseeing opportunities, as well as some of the best shops and restaurants and Broadway where people can watch the best shows.
Travel restrictions to the US have been eased for vaccinated travelers from lower risk countries. This means that it is possible to visit states around the US again. However, there are different restrictions across states, so you should check for the latest travel news for the state that you are considering visiting. You will also need to check the requirements to prove vaccination status and any testing that is required on entering the US or returning to the country you are travelling from.
Yes, it is possible to tour in the USA for vaccinated travelers from accepted countries and there are also some exceptions. However, there are restrictions in some states and there are requirements to provide proof of vaccination status and other documents if required. Before traveling to the US, you should check the US entry requirements to ensure you meet the criteria and have the required documents. If you want to tour around different states in the US, there may be different restrictions in each one. You should check what the latest entry requirements are for the US and for re-entering your country as they are regularly reviewed to adapt to the risk of new COVID variants.
Vaccinated Europeans are currently permitted to visit the US, although the US may re-introduce travel restrictions due to a new COVID variant. Europeans should check the latest US entry requirements as well as the requirements for returning to the European country they reside in.
From 8 November 2021 the US removed the ban for UK travelers, provided that they had been vaccinated. Since this date, UK travelers have been able to visit the US for business, tourism and visiting friends and family. If you are thinking about booking a trip to the US from UK, you should check the latest travel restrictions for both entering the US and returning to the UK, as there is concern about a new variant of COVID which could lead to tighter travel restrictions being re-introduced.
Yes, following the lofting of the travel ban on 8 November 2021, non-US citizens who have been vaccinated were allowed to travel to the US again. However, restrictions may be re-imposed at any time, if the US decide that it is necessary when new variants are detected.
Yes, even if you have been vaccinated the entry requirements for USA is that you need to provide a negative COVID-19 viral test before you are allowed to enter the country. The only exception is if you have recently recovered from COVID-19 and therefore you would need to provide evidence from a licensed healthcare provider from within the 90 days prior to the flight’s departure.
The US travel ban was lifted on 8 November 2021 to allow vaccinated travelers to visit the US. However, some countries have been added to the red list due to the emergence of a new variant of COVID. The US may decide to re-introduce the travel ban if they deem it to be necessary.
US citizens do not require a passport to visit the US Virgin Islands but citizens from other countries do require a valid passport to enter the Virgin Islands. Non-US citizens would also require a visa or ESTA as travel authorization to visit the Virgin Islands.