This travel advice also applies to American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

The FCDO advises against all travel to American Samoa and Guam. However, the FCDO does not advise against all travel throughout the United States, including the Northern Mariana Islands, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.


If you are planning a trip to the USA, you will find out everything you need to know about the coronavirus in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check that it is adequately insured. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) guidelines on international travel insurance.

For information on COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

Around 3.8 million UK nationals visit the US each year. Most visits are easy.

Protests are commonplace in the US, some of which can turn violent. When participating in peaceful protests, be aware of those around you, move away if there is any sign of trouble, and follow directions from local authorities.

Snowstorms in winter can disrupt critical infrastructure and cause power outages, delays and outages at major transportation hubs in the United States. See snow storms

It is very likely that terrorists are trying to carry out attacks in the United States. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. You should watch the media reports and remain vigilant at all times. See terrorism

You should be aware of the dangers of auto and street crime. See crime

The Atlantic hurricane season usually runs from June 1st to November 30th. The hurricane season in the Pacific runs from May 15th to November 30th. See hurricanes

Forest and bush fires (forest fires) are a danger in many arid areas. See forest fires

If you are abroad and require emergency assistance from the UK Government, contact the nearest UK Embassy, ​​Consulate or UK High Commission.