US Tourist Attractions to Reopen After Congress Reaches Deal

Added 17/10/2013

The deal passed yesterday by US congress to reopen government and raise the debt limit is good news for tourists — major tourist attractions, including the Statue of Liberty and Lincoln Memorial are due to be opened to visitors very shortly.

When the government shutdown began on 1 October tourist attractions run by government workers were closed to all visitors, this included all national parks where it is estimated that as many as 750,000 visitors were turned away every day.

After the deal achieved in congress yesterday, Federal workers are due to return to work today.

If you are travelling to the USA it’s important to have travel insurance in place before you leave home.

Medical care in the USA is of a very high quality, but it is also very expensive; the average cost for a medical claim in the USA last year was over £7000. Remember, if you do require emergency medical treatment whilst you are away and you are uninsured you would have to pay those costs yourself.

Check out our infographic for more details about the potential costs of emergency medical treatment in different countries if you are uninsured: Medical Costs Abroad, The Facts

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