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Overview
New York

Whether it's your first or tenth time to the Big Apple, it's always good to read up on some travel advice before you set off on your New York holiday.

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Visas
New York

The current Visa Waiver Program allows British citizens to enter the US without a visa for holiday, transit or business purposes. Your passport must be valid for at least 90 days, be machine-readable, and your stay must not exceed 90 days. You must also have a return or onward ticket and check into the US government ESTA website prior to departure. To find out more, please refer to the ESTA website or ask your Travel Butler.

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Inoculations
New York

No inoculations are required to visit the US from the UK. 

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When to go
New York

With a revolving door of events on the go, New York is great place to be at any time of year. New York also experiences the true four seasons, with changing foliage in the autumn and snow in the winter. For New York at its most beautiful, opt to visit in the shoulder seasons of spring or autumn.

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Currency
New York

The local currency is the US dollar. 25 cents is a quarter and 10 cents is a dime.

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Electrical
New York

America uses 110 volts compared to our 240 volts. If you’re planning to take any UK appliances, make sure they have a tag or an imprint that says 100-240V. You will also need an adaptor as well: US plugs have 2 pins that sit in a V shape.

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Travel insurance
New York

No matter where you are in the world, accidents happen. To visit New York with peace of mind, don’t leave home without the adequate travel insurance.

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What to pack
New York

What to pack for your visit truly depends on the season you’re travelling in. New York winters are cold while the summers are humid, and spring and autumn sit somewhere in between. Not matter what you pack, be sure to leave some room in your suitcase for shopping and don’t forget the following year-round essentials:

  • Passport
  • Power adaptor
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sun cream
  • Jacket or cardigan
  • Photo ID

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