Any questions? Take a look at our FAQs below.
What are the trip dates?
You will be leaving the UK on Tuesday 26th April and returning to the UK on Tuesday 3rd May 2022.
What are the passport requirements for entering the USA?
All travellers entering the USA under the Visa Waiver Program require machine-readable passports (an ePassport). If you do not have a machine-readable passport you will not be able to obtain an ESTA and will require a visa instead.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into the USA which is 26.04.2022. If you own a passport that has been extended by 12 months, this will also be accepted.
Do I need a Visa to enter the USA?
Yes, UK passport holders will be required to apply for an ESTA (Visa Waiver Program) at a cost of $14 and you must submit your application at least 72 hours prior to travel.
Please submit your application here.
You will need to have a passport with an integrated chip (an ePassport) in order to travel under an ESTA.If you do not hold a British Passport/EU or an American citizenship/passport you may require a tourist entry Visa for the US. Please check their website for more information regarding entry requirements. If you already have a valid ESTA, please ensure you update it before travel with the relevant information.
What are the COVID-19 entry requirements for the USA?
You will be required to be show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated then you will not be permitted to enter the US.
You must also be able to show a negative COVID-19 viral test result (FDA approved Covid-19 test – PCR, LAMP or antigen lateral flow) taken no more than 1 calendar day before boarding the flight. Please make sure you arrange an approved test at the correct time otherwise you may be denied entry to the US. You will also be required to complete a Passenger Disclosure and Attestation form – you will be provided with more information on this closer to the date of travel.
We recommend keeping up to date with the Gov.uk travel advice online as this is updated regularly.
What will the weather be like in April and May?
The temperatures from Nevada to Utah in April and May vary greatly, with highs of 25°C and lows of 7°C on average. Humidity and rainfall is low, with up to 14 hours of sunshine per day. You will be in open landscapes, so taking the necessary sun protection measures and staying hydrated is necessary, as well as bringing warm clothes for the cooler evenings.
What information will I receive before I travel?
Once winners have been determined, you will receive an online registration link around mid February to register yourself for the trip. The Event Team will be available to answer any questions you may have during registration. Around 3 weeks before you travel you will receive a comprehensive travel pack in the post, including a full itinerary, useful contact information, a packing list and hotel information. Your e-tickets will be loaded onto a personalised event app which will launch 2 weeks prior to travel. You will receive download instructions via email.
Who can I contact with questions?
If you have any questions prior to travel, please contact email@example.com or call the Events Team on 07376 012037 from 9am – 5:30pm GMT Monday – Friday.