South Dakota travel advice

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

South Dakota travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to South Dakota 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.

South Dakota - quick facts
Flight time 12.5 hours
Time difference UK -6 to -7 hours
Language(s) English
Currency US Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (120V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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

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South Dakota weather

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South Dakota travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting South Dakota 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 South Dakota.

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

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South Dakota travel health

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

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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South Dakota covid live updates

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

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South Dakota FAQs

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

Are there entry restrictions to South Dakota due to Covid-19?

South Dakota is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.

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

Check out South Dakota 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 South Dakota from the UK?

The flight time to South Dakota from the UK is typically 12.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between South Dakota and the UK?

The time difference between South Dakota and the UK is UK time-6 to UK time-7 hours.

What is the main language spoken in South Dakota?

The main language spoken in South Dakota is English.

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What is the currency in South Dakota?

The currency in South Dakota is the US Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in South Dakota?

South Dakota uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in South Dakota?

They drive on the right side of the road in South Dakota.

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Do you need a visa for South Dakota?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter South Dakota.

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