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  • Over 50 million international travellers visit the USA every year
  • Medical cover should be a must on your trip as healthcare can be incredibly expensive in the USA
  • Whether you’re soaking up the sun in Florida or enjoying the buzz of New York, get the right travel insurance policy for you

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Why travel to the USA?

For some, holidays in the USA are theme parks, New York and Las Vegas, but that barely scratches the surface. Take California for example: It’s the fourth biggest economy on the planet and contains a plethora of cities and towns other than Los Angeles, vineyards, alpine lakes, deserts, and an amazing coastline. The rest of the USA is no less majestic – there aren’t many countries that have arctic tundra, boiling deserts, crowded cities, vast countryside, forests full of bears and swamps crawling with alligators. You could spend a lifetime just holidaying in the United States!

Why do I need USA travel insurance?

    • Medical cost madness - We found that the average medical cost is almost 3 times higher than anywhere else in the world ( research)
    • Additional cover - For winter sports, adventure activities or a cruise - find out what's excluded from a standard policy
    • Cheapest is not always the best - Consider choosing the exact level of cover you need rather than going for the cheapest cover
    • Get covered for:

      • Medical - If you fall ill while in the States, medical treatment can be extremely expensive without insurance
      • Baggage cover - Keep your clothes, laptop and souvenirs covered in case your luggage gets lost
      • Cancellations - Consider opting for cancellation cover in case you travel through the hurricane season or in case it snows

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USA: Checklist

- ESTA form - There’s something new you can add to your checklist before you leave. As of 2009, British visitors are required to fill in the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) form before traveling to USA. ESTA is a web-based system that determines the right of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). To find out more, our ESTA Guide will explain the ins and outs of the ESTA form.

- Vaccinations - It’s unlikely that you will need any new vaccinations if you’re going to the United States, but it’s important to make sure that your booster vaccinations for tetanus, diphtheria and polio are up-to-date.

- Weather check – Some parts of the US are prone to extreme weather and natural disasters, hence it’s becoming increasingly important to keep track of the weather conditions for your destination and follow suitable travel advice before you leave

- Currency - Aside from the essentials like your passport, tickets and travel insurance don’t forget your dollars. If you’re unsure whether to take cash, credit cards, travellers’ cheques or prepaid cards - your best bet might be to use a combination of them.

Don’t forget to contact your bank to let them know you’re going away in case they put a block in your card when you try to use it. For more information on your travel money options, please visit Travel Money.

USA: Did you know?

- There are four million miles of highways in the USA. It’s a country that just screams road trip at you.

- Only 24% of the US citizens have a passport.

- Californian wines are some of the most popular in the world and dishes such as gumbo, Cajun chicken, the Hoagie and many others have become popular across the world.

- Sights to see in the USA include the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and the Great Lakes.’s Travel Insurance solution is provided by is a trading style of Investment Discounts On-Line Ltd and is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office; Investment Discounts On-Line Ltd, One Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA. Registered in England no: 04231834. is part of the Legal & General group.

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