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Welcome to our travel information centre, designed to help you plan ahead for a return to international travel.

As we begin to travel abroad again, we thought we’d share some informative guidance on the important things to consider when planning your time away, from the latest UK entry requirements to passport renewal and travelling to Europe now the UK has left the European Union.

UK entry requirements

 You can find details of the UK’s entry requirements below. And remember, always check the entry requirements of your chosen destination prior to travel. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has up-to-date advice on safety across the globe, as well as security, local laws, and passport and visa information. We recommend that customers check regularly HERE for updates ahead of travel, as the advice can change.

Renewing your passport

As travel has become easier post pandemic, it’s vital to be well prepared wih your up to date passport. Be sure to check the validity of your passport and, if you need to renew it, allow plenty of time. You can renew your passport online here.

With Christmas and New Year behind us, thoughts now turn to planning family vacations over Easter and the long summer break. Sadly, not all of these trips go according to plan—some end up being more costly and stressful than expected.

The Consular Section at the British High Commission regularly receives panic calls from Britons at the airport—someone in the family was not allowed to board the flight because their passport expires in less than six months. (Most countries in Asia require six months’ validity on passports.) We can help by processing an Emergency Travel Document (ETD)—this costs £100 and is usually issued within 24 hours. Visas for ETDs may be required; some countries that allow visa-free entry on a regular passport will require a visa for an ETD. Some countries, such as Myanmar and Laos, will not allow entry at all on an ETD. As you can see, these scenarios result in added costs and unexpected delays.

To make your next holiday completely stress-free, make sure that you:

  • Check GOV.UK Travel Advice pages for the countries you plan to visit and find out what the entry requirements are
  • Check that everyone’s passport is valid according to the entry requirements
  • Pay attention to children’s passport validity—they expire after five years!
  • Renew passports ahead of time—visit here for guidelines
  • Visit travel aware for practical travel tips

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentations for entry to your chosen country