Visitor Information for Olympic and Paralympics Games London 2012

Visitor Information for Olympic and Paralympics Games London 2012

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London will host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games this summer. American visitors will join millions of others from around the world, descending on London in a celebration of sport. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games will bring together athletes from 205 countries competing in 26 different sports.

Summer 2012 will be a very busy time in London with not only the Olympic Games (July 27 – August 12) and Paralympics Games (August 29 – September 9). Flights are filling up quickly and fares are likely to increase as the summer approaches. To avoid disappointment, make your flight arrangements as soon as possible.

Use the information and resources below to have a safe and enjoyable Olympics experience.

Before you go…
• Ensure you have a valid U.S. Passport. If it’s due to expire before or during your trip, get it renewed now using INS forms. Also, don’t forget to sign your passport and complete the emergency information page.

• Visit the UK Border Agency’s website for full details on entry and customs requirements for the UK. In most cases, U.S. passport holders going to the UK for less than 6 months for tourism do not need a visa.

• Check your overseas medical insurance coverage – ensuring you’re covered abroad could be one of the best investments you’ll ever make. Further information can be found on our website.

• Enroll with the U.S. Embassy’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This will enable the Embassy to keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements. It will also help your friends and family get in touch with you in an emergency. You can enroll online easily. Also, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users can access STEP and much more by downloading the SMART Traveler app.

• Visit the State Department’s Country Specific Information on travel to the United Kingdom.

• Stay up-to-date on the latest Olympic travel information by bookmarking the Olympic information page maintained by the U.S. Embassy in London.

• Notify your credit card company of your overseas travel prior to your departure from the United States. Check out the helpful information on the U.S. Citizen Services page of the U.S. Embassy’s website for more about using your credit card in the United Kingdom.

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