USA Travel Advice

Although travel requirements might seem confusing at the moment, for the vast majority of travellers they are actually relatively straightforward and it is just a question of completing each of the steps involved.

However, please do take the time to read and understand the entry requirements pages on the UK Government and USA Government websites before you travel.

We've summarised the requirements for travelling to and from the USA as we understand them as of 05 September 2022. They assume you are travelling from the UK, are fully vaccinated and have not visited any other countries 14 days prior to travel.

We have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, but we cannot account for all circumstances. Requirements are subject to change at any time and we do not take any responsibility for the information provided. You must make your own enquiries to satisfy yourself that you and your party can meet the entry requirements to match your intended travel arrangements.

If you're travelling with children, please read the advice towards the bottom of the page as requirements differ to adults.

For more general information on travelling this winter, please see our Winter 2022/23 FAQs.

Before you go

Before you travel, you should:

  1. Find out if you can enter the USA
  2. Apply for an ESTA ($14 USD)
  3. Ensure that your travel insurance includes comprehensive winter sports and coronavirus cover

On arrival

To enter the USA, you will need to be able to show your:

  1. Proof of vaccination
  2. Other travel documents including your ESTA

Tip: We highly recommend taking both digital copies on your phone and printed copies of all your required travel documentation, and printing the day before travel to ensure you have the most up to date versions.

While you're there

The CDC recommends that all travellers, regardless of vaccination status, take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after travel.

Requirements vary by state and in some cases by resort. While many requirements, including mask use and proof of vaccination, are no long in place, it's worth checking ahead before you travel.

Useful information for resorts and cities

BreckenridgeVailJackson Hole
Aspen SnowmassSteamboatMammoth
Park CitySnowbird 

Returning to the UK

There are currently no COVID requirements for returning to the UK from any country, regardless of age or vaccination status.

Travelling with children

Full vaccinated under 18s are subject to the same entry requirements as fully vaccinated adults. Please see above for details.

Children 17 and under are exempt from the vaccination requirement. After arrival in the US, their parent or guardian may need to confirm that they will take a test in 3 to 5 days and will self-isolate if they test positive.

Updated 05 September 2022