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Just an Atlantic Ocean away, America is the land of possibilities – not only for residents but also travellers to the expansive country. From the bustling streets of New York City to the fantasy lands of its many theme parks, and from the party beaches of LA to the arid desertscapes of Route 66, its wide appeal lies in the unique offerings of each of its 52 states.
Holidaymakers from the UK will feel right at home in America, though key differences include its alcohol laws – you need to be 21 to buy alcohol and ID to prove it – and the high cost of medical care, which is why most travellers opt for travel insurance when visiting the USA. Crime rates vary by area, so it’s best to keep the same vigilance as in the UK.
Embassies: A full list of British embassies in the US can be found on the GOV.uk website.
Emergency Contact Details: Call 911 in case of an emergency, you will be connected to the relevant service by an operator.
Driving as a tourist:
As a tourist, you need to show proof of a driving license issued in your home country. In some states you will also need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) before you are allowed to drive as a tourist. Make sure to check the local laws on this before you travel to the USA.
If you are travelling exclusively to the USA, then select “Worldwide inc. USA, Canada & the Caribbean” under area of travel. Depending on the length of stay, then Single Trip Travel Insurance may be the best option for you.
If you are travelling multiple times to the USA this year, then our Annual Multi Trip Travel Insurance policies may be more relevant to you, this will reduce the cost compared to purchasing multiple single policies.
Studying abroad, or travelling around North America? Check out our Gap Year Travel Insurance.
Here at Flexicover we have over 30 years’ experience in providing travel insurance, and place our customer’s security above all else. Whether you're travelling for one week or 18 months, our policies are designed around your needs. Do you have a pre-existing medical condition? We offer medical screening and consider all conditions for our policies. Know that whatever the circumstance, we’ve got you covered.
“This is my third annual multi-trip policy from Flexicover. I need to add medical conditions and have always found their online application simple to complete and not the least bit confusing or over-intrusive. I believe their pricing is competitive for older applicants and for as long as I need travel insurance, I don't believe I'll need to look elsewhere. Highly recommended!”
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