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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.
  • Over 50 million international travellers visit the USA every year.
  • Whether you’re soaking up the sun in Florida or enjoying the buzz of New York, get the right travel insurance policy for you.

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 (Confused.com 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 cover for:

  • Medical treatment - If you fall ill while in the States, medical treatment can be extremely expensive without insurance
  • Your baggage - 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

USA: Checklist

  •  ESTA form - As of 2009, British visitors are required to fill in the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) form before traveling to the 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, so it’s becoming increasingly important to keep track of the weather conditions for your destination and follow suitable travel advice before you leave.
  •  Currency - Along with 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 Confused.com 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.
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