D.C. travel advice

Explore our complete guide to D.C. with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for D.C..

D.C. travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to D.C. with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

D.C. - quick facts
Flight time 8.5 hours
Time difference UK -5 hours
Language(s) English
Currency US Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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D.C. tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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D.C. weather

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D.C. travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting D.C. from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around D.C..

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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D.C. travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to D.C. with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in D.C., risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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D.C. covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in D.C. with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to D.C. including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to D.C. due to Covid-19?

D.C. is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out D.C. Department of Health for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the USA?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the USA. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to D.C. from the UK?

The flight time to D.C. from the UK is typically 8.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between D.C. and the UK?

The time difference between D.C. and the UK is UK time-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in D.C.?

The main language spoken in D.C. is English.

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What is the currency in D.C.?

The currency in D.C. is the US Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in D.C.?

D.C. uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in D.C.?

They drive on the right side of the road in D.C..

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Do you need a visa for D.C.?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter D.C..

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