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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.
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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.
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|Flight time✝||7.5 hours|
|Time difference||UK -5 hours|
|Electricity||A + B plug (120V)|
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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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The New York weather guide shows long term monthly averages for New York City.
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.
- UK traveller advice for the New York - UK FCDO
- Irish traveller advice for the New York - Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
- Canadian travel advice for the New York - Government of Canada
- Safe travel advisories for the New York - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Zealand
- Smarter traveller advice for the New York - 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 New York.
Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
FCDO travel advice
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.
- Vaccines & medicines for the New York - CDC
- Health & vaccinations for the New York - TravelHealthPro, NaTHNac
- How to stay safe & healthy in the New York - Fit for Travel, Public Health Scotland
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
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.
- Travellers' health for the New York - New York State Department of Health
- Coronavirus timeline in the New York - Johns Hopkins University
- Latest info on travel to the New York - US Centers for Disease Control
New York travel features
Do you want to learn more about New York? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in New York.
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.
Flights to New York
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?
What is the currency in New York?
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.
Car hire in New York
Do you need a visa for New York?
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