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- Flight duration:
- 8 hours
- GMT -5
WHEN TO GO
New York’s weather changes from season to season. Spring and autumn are arguably the best times to visit, when it’s not too hot or too cold. Temperatures hover in the mid-teens and early 20s from April to May and September to October – perfect if you fancy strolling from sight to sight. Things heat up in summer to a toasty 30°C, but the humidity can make it feel even hotter. In winter, meanwhile, it’s real hat and scarf weather, and the possibility of snow only adds to the festive feel.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for New York.
TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa/health
Passports and Visas
The USA has a visa waiver programme, which lets British tourists visit for up to 90 days without a visa. You must get an authorisation from ESTA – the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation - before you travel, otherwise you’ll be refused entry. You can register through the ESTA website – applications currently cost $14. The US also has specific passport requirements, so it’s a good idea to check that your passport will be accepted. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa/entry-requirements
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/