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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..
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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
|UK -5 hours
|A + B plug (120V)
Why visit D.C.?
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D.C. tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.
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The D.C. weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Washington.
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.
- UK traveller advice for the D.C. - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for the D.C. - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for the D.C. - Government of Canada
- Safe travel advisories for the D.C. - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for the D.C. - Department of Foreign Affairs, Australia
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
FCDO travel advice
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.
- Vaccines & medicines for the D.C. - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for the D.C. - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in the D.C. - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
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
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.
- Travellers' health for the D.C. - D.C. Department of Health
- Coronavirus timeline in the D.C. - Johns Hopkins University
- Latest info on travel to the D.C. - US Centers for Disease Control
D.C. travel features
Do you want to learn more about D.C.? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in D.C..
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.
Flights to D.C.
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.?
What is the currency in D.C.?
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..
Transport options for D.C.
Do you need a visa for D.C.?
Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter D.C..
Check D.C. visa requirements for all passport holders with iVisa.com*.
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