Passports, Visas & Health

All travellers (including children and infants) will require a valid passport to travel. Different countries have their own entry requirements, from how much validity your passport requires, to whether or not you require a visa. It is important that you make sure you are aware of the entry requirements for both the country you are visiting and any you may transit through.

If your passport is endorsed in any way, you should always check with the relevant embassy. Please note, getting or renewing passports can take a number of weeks, so please leave plenty of time prior to travel. It is recommended that you have at least six months validity remaining on your passport on your return date, in fact this is now mandatory in a number of countries.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have all necessary travel documents prior to travel. We cannot accept any liability if you are refused boarding or entry into a country due to incorrect documentation.


Foreign & Commonweath Office

For UK citizens, we strongly advise travellers to visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website to find information on the safety of the destination they have chosen. Their website maintains travel advice for destinations throughout the world. In addition it offers guidance about passports, visas, local health issues and vaccinations.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonwealth-office

If your passport is issued in another country, please refer to local advice.


UK Department of Health Travel Advise

For more information on avoiding health risks, planning for healthy travelling and obtaining emergency medical treatment, visit the NHS website.

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/TravelHealth


Electronic Travel Authorisations & Visa

Some ESTAs, ETAs and e-Visas can be applied for directly with the relevant government websites.

USA ESTA - https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

Canadian ETA - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

Australian ETA - http://www.border.gov.au/

Sri Lanka ETA - http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/visainfo/center.jsp?locale=en_US

India e-tourist Visa - https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Turkey e-Visa - https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/


ABTA

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) maintains advice here:

https://abta.com/passport-and-visa-information