New York travel advice

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

New York travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to New York 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.

New York - quick facts
Flight time 7.5 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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New York tourist information

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

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New York weather

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New York travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting New York 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 New York.

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

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New York travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to New York 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 New York, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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New York covid live updates

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

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New York FAQs

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

Are there entry restrictions to New York due to Covid-19?

New York is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.

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

Check out New York State 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 New York from the UK?

The flight time to New York from the UK is typically 7.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between New York and the UK?

The time difference between New York and the UK is UK time-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in New York?

The main language spoken in New York is English.

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What is the currency in New York?

The currency in New York is the US Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in New York?

New York uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in New York?

They drive on the right side of the road in New York.

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Do you need a visa for New York?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter New York.

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