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Planning a Holiday in the USA?

You need to be aware that visa entry requirements to the USA have now changed. British travellers have in the past travelled to the USA on the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).The VWP allows most British Citizen passport holders to visit the USA for up to 90 days without a visa, provided they are not entering the country to work.
However changes in the programme mean that you must now get an authorisation via the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) prior to travelling to the USA. Visitors should register through the ESTA website and are advised to do this at least 72 hours before you travel.

If you do not have an ESTA you will be refused travel to the USA. The US Customs and Border Protection department charge $14 per application for an ESTA, and all payments must be made by credit card. If you are travelling to the USA it is essential to take out travel insurance, and when picking a travel insurance policy for the USA you must ensure that it has a minimum of £5,000,000 of medical cover, because medical treatment in America is very expensive for example an appendectomy can cost £20,000 (if there are no complications), a fractured lower leg can cost over £6,000 to treat and repatriation back to the UK in an air ambulance can cost £25-£30,000.

If you have any medical conditions you must declare them to your travel insurance provider, if you fail to do this any claim you make that can be attributed to your medical condition or the treatment of it will be declined, and in America as you can see above the medical costs can run to thousands of pounds. When you are looking for travel Insurance for pre existing medical conditions you should use a specialist like Insurancewith, whose policies to America start from under £40.
Insurancewith have specialist cancer travel insurance, breastcancer travel insurance and lung cancer travel insurance policiesn as well as general medical conditions travel insurance.

 

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