Iowa travel advice

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

Iowa travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Iowa 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.

Iowa - quick facts
Flight time 11.5 hours
Time difference UK -6 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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Iowa weather

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Iowa travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Iowa 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 Iowa.

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

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Iowa travel health

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

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Iowa covid live updates

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

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Iowa FAQs

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

Are there entry restrictions to Iowa due to Covid-19?

Iowa is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.

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

Check out Iowa 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 Iowa from the UK?

The flight time to Iowa from the UK is typically 11.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Iowa and the UK?

The time difference between Iowa and the UK is UK time-6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Iowa?

The main language spoken in Iowa is English.

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What is the currency in Iowa?

The currency in Iowa is the US Dollar (USD).

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Which plugs are used in Iowa?

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

Which side of the road do they drive on in Iowa?

They drive on the right side of the road in Iowa.

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Do you need a visa for Iowa?

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

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