US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution in to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Consult its website daily via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances about visiting the United Kingdom and British crown dependencies.
US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country and during the length of their entire visit. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man more than 6 months.
None (British crown dependency); +(44)(20) 7499-9000; US Embassy London, 33 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW11 7US, United Kingdom
Local Emergency Phone
See WHO recommendations
Temperate; cool summers and mild winters; overcast about a third of the time
Manx pounds (IMP)
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, G
English, Manx Gaelic
Protestant (Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends), Roman Catholic
UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Glen Helen; Road of the Gull; Manx Museum; Isle of Man steam railway; Peel Castle; Castletown Harbour; Cregneash Folk Village; Laxey Wheel
Cycling, rugby, cricket, soccer, gymnastics, field hockey, netball, taekwondo
It is considered rude to wave one's hand or to call when summoning a waiter at a restaurant.
In hotels, a service charge of 10-12% is frequently added to the bill. Tip as you would if you were in the United Kingdom.
Hand knit sweaters and other clothing, tartan items, silver jewelry, traditional dolls, liquor, Manx cat and racing-bike-themed items; iron, steel, and woodworking items including furniture
Isle of Man Queenies — medium-sized queen scallops
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2022