Booking for America - What's required?

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Found 13th May
So me and a friend have decided to book New York.

We've found a deal we're happy with and going to book via Lastminute.com (flights + hotels).

The price all looks good. It states hand luggage and 1 piece of checked luggage is allowed (yet to confirm the max size but we're assuming 23kg with BA).

We're aware there are tourist fees/tax to pay at the hotel and we'll need to apply for/check for a Visa on the American Gov website.

Is there anything else we're missing or need? I'm not talking tourist attractions but more fees we will have to pay that won't be included.

Thanks!
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Can’t think of any more fees but just complete your ESTA’s as soon after booking as possible, just in case there is a delay in approval.
Just be aware they may have much stricter regulations on things you can carry in your hand luggage so check before you go to avoid you being stopped and given the gloved finger.
You shouldn't need Visas (unless you have a criminal record or your ESTA application is not approved). ESTA applications are made online, but you do need to be careful to use only the official site - there are some very good "lookalike" sites that charge you additional unnecessary fees which you don't need to pay. The only fee you need to pay is $14 for the ESTA these other sites add on charges for "processing" etc.

Here's the link to the official ESTA site - please don't be tempted to use any other. You can pay the $14 on a UK credit or debit card and it only takes a few minutes to apply. If granted the ESTA is valid fro 90 days.

esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
Make sure you do not take any fruit with you in your hand luggage as they have a very strict laws.
sydney8713 h, 38 m ago

Make sure you do not take any fruit with you in your hand luggage as they …Make sure you do not take any fruit with you in your hand luggage as they have a very strict laws.


It's not just USA it's many countries since they may contain pests or foreign animal diseases

It's not fruit, it's animal products plants, flowers, live animals, you must declare it


The UK bans All Meat and Dairy products and potatoes if it's from a non EU country
Not being black helps especially if you try something silly like sitting in a Starbucks etc
If your going to New York take the comfiest shoes you own. You will walk miles. It’s an awesome city I can’t wait till go back again.
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