Best time to go to Boston
The USA is kind of huge. So, the weather here really depends on where you are. For Florida, it’s a textbook tropical sort of place. It’s t-shirt weather all year round, with temperatures not dropping much below 20°C. November to April is dry and warm, or March to August hits the hot and humid heights of 33°C. You can get a few showers at this time, but June to November is when to watch out for the most rain.
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, and for a small fee, you can apply through our visa and travel authorisation partner – Sherpa
. 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
You should also be aware that if you have travelled to or have been in Cuba, you may not be eligible for an ESTA visa waiver and may need to apply for a US visa.
Don't forget to arrange your travel money
before you go.
Health and 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
Important to note on your return – Carriage of Light Sabers on TUI Airways flights from Melbourne Orlando International Airport. Light Sabers purchased on holiday will be accepted for carriage as hand luggage on your return flight, under the following conditions only:
• They must be disassembled into the component parts (hilt and ‘blade’) prior to travel.
• They must not be removed from any case or carrying device at any point whist in the airport environment (except to permit screening by any airport official agents)
• They must not be, under any circumstances, removed from any case or carrying device onboard the aircraft.
• They must be presented at check in, and not be modified in any way.