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|Round-trip from||£633||From London to El Paso|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to El Paso
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter El Paso.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to El Paso.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering El Paso.
Returning to United Kingdom from El Paso
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from El Paso are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from El Paso are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - ELP
£587 - £1,162
15 - 37 °C
5 - 48 mm
Located on the border between the American state of Texas and Mexico, El Paso is an intriguing and exciting mixture of the culture of both countries, making it a travel destination like no other.
El Paso is a desert city, but this does not mean that everything is dust and sand. The city has breathtaking Botanical Gardens which displays the colourful blooms of desert flowers (and sells beautiful samples for visitors to take away).
It is also a city of museums and culture. The Centennial Museum highlights the distinctive culture of the border area, while the Archaeology Museum focuses on the ancient history of habitation near the city and the Second Floor Gallery showcases the works of local artists.
Another great historical attraction is the 9-mile (14.5 km) long Mission Trail – which winds around nineteenth century churches, presenting a picture of life on the border as it was lived over 150 years ago.
One of the unique attractions of the border region is the chance to visit the rodeo, and El Paso has one of the most exciting in the United States. See the best horsemen struggling with their steers, and cowboys showing off their skills in a classically American scene.
There are also some sites of astonishing natural beauty near the city. Visitors can easily reach McKelligon Canyon – a beautiful refuge almost at the centre of town. And nobody who rents a car should fail to take the Transmountain Road at night, with the towns of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez spread out beneath them.
The location of the city has also brought big benefits for diners, and there are many enticing Mexican and Spanish themed eateries serving up big plates of chili and tacos. There are also traditional Texan barbecue joints, making for a superb mixture of tastes.
The Texan summers can be pretty intense, with high temperatures and, although this might be to some people’s taste, a visit in April or October would mean milder temperatures and fine weather for hiking and sightseeing. Visitors may want to time their trip to coincide with events like the major rodeo in September or the Sun City music festival in August.
Car rental is by far the best option if you intend to see anything outside the city limits, but the city is working to make the bus network quicker and more extensive. The centre of El Paso is extremely walkable and there is plenty that can be seen by foot alone.
Set on 7,100 acres of land in sunny Texas, El Paso International Airport (ELP) is a small, regional airport that sees three million visitors each year. At 6km (3.7 miles) from downtown El Paso and 19km (12 miles) north of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the airport functions as a major gateway between the two countries.
The airport is functional and sees a lot of fairly localised travel, so don’t expect too much by way of duty free shopping or international cuisine. The central terminal is small and logically laid out, with a decent mix of coffee shops and fast food joints to see you through.
El Paso itself is a large border community that sees much trade and commerce, so there are many flights to El Paso International Airport from cities around the US. The airport has a huge cargo section and is surrounded by several industrial parks.
Booking a flight to El Paso (ELP) is your only option if you intend on flying to El Paso. It is only a 7.2 mi journey from El Paso to El Paso’s city centre.