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Essential Travel Advice

FCDO Travel Advice

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office publishes regularly updated travel information on its website www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo which you are recommended to consult before booking and in good time before departure.

Passport, Visa & Health Requirements

Information on the passport and visa requirements applicable for your destination are shown on https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. You should consider these prior to booking. Requirements may change and you must check the up-to-date position in good time before departure. A British passport can take up to 10 weeks to obtain. If you or any member of your party is 16 or over and have not yet got a passport, you should apply for one at least 10 weeks before your tour. The UK Passport Service must confirm your identity before issuing your first passport and will ask you to attend an interview to do this. If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds a non-British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the embassy or consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you are intending to travel.   

Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/citizenship/passports.

Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit https://www.gov.uk/travelaware. Non British passport holders, including other EU nationals, should obtain up to date advice on passport and visa requirements from the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of your destination or country(ies) through which you are travelling.

We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended vaccinations and health precautions including all Covid-19 requirements for UK travel and for the destinations you are visiting in good time before departure, especially if you or your party have any medical or health vulnerabilities or are at a greater risk to a Covid-19 infection. All available details must be obtained by you for you and all your party on an ongoing basis from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre http://travelhealthpro.org.uk. Information on health abroad is also available on www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Travelhealth. We are not aware of any compulsory health requirements applicable to British citizens taking any of the tours we feature. You should obtain a UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance card) prior to departure from https://www.gov.uk/global-health-insurance-card. An GHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance and is not valid in all countries. Vaccination and other health requirements/recommendations are subject to change at any time for any destination. Please therefore check with a doctor or clinic not less than six weeks prior to departure to ensure that you have met the necessary requirements and have the applicable information.

It is the party leader’s responsibility to ensure that all members of the party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. 

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