Official Travel Advice for USA
Summary - removal of information on heavy snow causing disruption to travel in November
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 14 Dec 2019.
Around 3.8 million British nationals visit the USA every year. Most visits are trouble free. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Snow storms during winter can cause delays and cancellations throughout the major airline hubs in the USA. See Snow storms
You will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor. Restrictions apply depending on the type of passport you hold, your nationality, criminal history, and countries you may have recently visited. See Visas
Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in the USA. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. You should monitor media reports and remain vigilant at all times. See Terrorism
You should be alert to the dangers of car and street crime. See Crime
The Atlantic hurricane season normally runs from 1 June to 30 November. The Pacific hurricane season runs from 15 May to 30 November. See Hurricanes
Forest and brush fires (wildfires) are a danger in many dry areas. See Wildfires
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:United States
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Visitors/Tourists: 62,711,000 in 2011
Spanish (official regional language) 9.6%
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Population: 632,323 (in 2012)
Largest City: New York City