Entry Procedure Reminder for UK visitors

If it’s your first time visiting the U.S., or it’s been a while since your last trip, don’t forget the steps you need to take to enter the country. Making sure you’re up-to-date with the current requirements for non-U.S. citizens from the UK travelling to the United States will avoid any pre-flight panics. UK visitors must apply online for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/). ESTA was introduced in 2009 and is obligatory for travelers under the ‘visa waiver’ program. As of 2010, you need to pay a fee using a credit card when applying for the ESTA. If […]

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U.S. Visitors – Plan Early for Summer Vacation

It takes a lot longer than you think to organize a summer vacation. Like many people, every year you wish you’d started earlier. Give yourself an easy ride and start planning for a trip to the U.S. now – you have plenty of time to look at destinations as well as the practicalities of travel medical insurance, flights and foreign currency. Visitors to the U.S. have a wealth of choice in destinations – do you want a tropical beach, a vibrant city, the beauty of the mountains or an action-packed sports break? Visit the websites of the U.S. states you’re […]

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Extreme Sport Equals Extreme Expense?

Bungee jumping, rafting, surfing and spelunking – extreme sports can turn an average vacation into something amazing. Many people take part in activities and sports while abroad but for a lot of people, the worry about the consequences should something go wrong puts them off. The perceived cost of travel insurance, too, is enough to make people want to skip it. Thankfully the number of serious accidents that occur when taking part in extreme sports abroad is low. But these sports are ‘extreme’ for a reason – they are not risk-free. Making sure your sports travel insurance covers your chosen […]

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