South Carolina travel advice

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

South Carolina travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to South Carolina 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 Carolina - quick facts
Flight time 11.5 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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South Carolina tourist information

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

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South Carolina weather

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The South Carolina weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Columbia.

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South Carolina travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting South Carolina 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 Carolina.

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

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South Carolina travel health

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

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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South Carolina covid live updates

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

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South Carolina travel features

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South Carolina FAQs

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

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

South Carolina 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 Carolina 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 Carolina from the UK?

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

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

The time difference between South Carolina and the UK is UK time-5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in South Carolina?

The main language spoken in South Carolina is English.

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What is the currency in South Carolina?

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

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Which plugs are used in South Carolina?

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

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

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

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Do you need a visa for South Carolina?

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

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