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California travel advice
Explore our complete guide to California with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for California.
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California travel guide - essential info
Below is a beginner's guide to California 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.
|California - quick facts|
|Flight time✝||11 hours|
|Time difference||UK -8 hours|
|Electricity||A + B plug (120V)|
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California tourist information
✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.
Recommended for California
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The California weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Los Angeles.
California travel advice
Check the latest travel advice on visiting California from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.
- UK traveller advice for the California - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for the California - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for the California - Government of Canada
- Safe travel advisories for the California - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for the California - 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 California.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
California travel health
Find out more about staying safe when travelling to California with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.
- Vaccines & medicines for the California - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for the California - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in the California - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in California, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.
Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
California covid live updates
Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in California with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.
- Travellers' health for the California - California Department of Public Health
- Coronavirus timeline in the California - Johns Hopkins University
- Latest info on travel to the California - US Centers for Disease Control
California travel features
Do you want to learn more about California? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in California.
Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to California including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.
Are there entry restrictions to California due to Covid-19?
California is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.
Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.
Check out California Department of Public 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 California from the UK?
The flight time to California from the UK is typically 11 hours.
Flights to California
What is the time difference between California and the UK?
The time difference between California and the UK is UK time-8 hours.
What is the main language spoken in California?
What is the currency in California?
Which plugs are used in California?
California uses electrical plug type A + B (120 Volts).
Which side of the road do they drive on in California?
They drive on the right side of the road in California.
Car hire in California
Do you need a visa for California?
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