The Olympic Games take place in London from July 27 to
August 12. Americans and millions of people from other countries will purchase discount airline tickets and head to
London to watch athletes from all over the globe compete in 26 sports. Flights
are already filing up and with summer fast approaching, fares will soon be
To make the Olympics experience enjoyable, travelers should
prepare for their trip. U.S. citizens must have a valid and unexpired U.S.
Passport. They should complete the emergency information section and sign the
document. In most cases, a visa will not be required if the passport holder
will be in the UK for tourism purposes for less than six months. However,
travelers should check the UK Border Agency website for information regarding
UK entry and customs requirements.
On its website, the U.S. Department of State provides useful
information regarding travel to the UK. The U.S. Embassy in London has established
an Olympic information page that features the latest Olympic-related travel details.
Travelers should read all of this information and then register with the Smart
Traveler Enrollment Program offered by the U.S. Embassy so they will receive
security and safety announcements.
After purchasing discounted
airline tickets, travelers should verify that their medical insurance
includes overseas coverage. Before departing, they should notify their credit
card company of the upcoming trip. The U.S. Embassy provides information on its
U.S. Citizen Services page regarding American credit card use in the UK.
Cheap airline tickets
may be much easier to find than tickets to the Olympics. There are many
unlicensed Olympic ticket resellers and fake websites for Olympic tickets. The
London 2012 website features updated information regarding Olympic scans and
the ability to verify whether tickets are valid. Click here to see if
discounted airfare to London is still available and begin planning this