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Useful Information - Health - Visas - Weather - etc

 

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US Visa Waiver Programme - Electronic  System for Travel Authorization

The ESTA was introduced by the US Department of Homeland Security in January 2010 to replace the old system of completing the green card forms while en route to your destination which was far from ideal, leading to errors and unnecessary delays to travellers on arrival at the US gateway. It takes around 10 minutes to apply online at the ESTA website CLICK HERE. It normally lasts two years once completed, with multiple entries permitted during that period. There is a charge for this service. 

 ETA now required for visiting Canada

Please note that from 15 March 2016 passengers entering Canada will need to complete online the Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA). There is a proposed fee of $7 per person for the eTA and applications can be made from 01 August 2015. For further information please visit www.Canada.ca/eta or CLICK HERE

Travel Authorisation (eTA). There is a proposed fee of $7 per person for the eTA and applications can be made
from 01 August 2015. For further information please visit www.Canada.ca/eta
Please note that from 15 March 2016 passengers entering Canada will need to complete online the Electronic
Travel Authorisation (eTA). There is a proposed fee of $7 per person for the eTA and applications can be made
from 01 August 2015. For further information please visit www.Canada.ca/eta

Australia Travel Visa

Visitors to Australia need a travel visa. If you wish to travel to Australia for the purpose of sightseeing, holidaying or visiting friends and relatives, or other short-term non-working activities, you will need a Short-Stay Tourist Visa or Long-Stay Tourist Visa. There is a charge for this service.

Links are:

Short-Stay Tourist Visa -  CLICK HERE

Long-Stay Tourist Visa -  CLICK HERE

Fit For Travel - Travel Health Information for people travelling abroad from the U.K.

Look at this link:  CLICK HERE This site should only be used as an indication of what might be recommended; you should always consult your G.P on this important matter.

Passports

When travelling abroad you should always make sure you have 6 months validity left on your passport after your return date as this is now a legal requirement enforced by many countries.

Vaccinations

Information about recommended vaccinations for countries around the world. This site should only be used as an indication of what might be recommended; you should always consult your G.P on this important matter. It is always worthwhile making sure your tetanus Vaccination is up to date.

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/travel/index.shtml

Link: CLICK HERE

Trouble Spots

Use this Foreign & Commonwealth Office site for the best information on visa requirements, trouble hotspots and crime within a country. Look at Travel Advice by country and other sections.  Look at this link: CLICK HERE This site should only be used as an indication and you should always contact your travel provider for more detailed instructions.

Visa Requirments Worldwide for EU Citizens

Visa Information for all EU Citizens - this is only a guide - you should still check with your travel provider for the current situation.                                                                                                       Look at this link: CLICK HERE

Passports

Information on UK passports and how to renew them. Apply on-line or go to your nearest appointed post office. Look at this link: CLICK HERE

Weather Forecasts

For the latest weather, weather forecast and monthly averages of rainfall and temperature.

Look at these links: CLICK HERE

or World Meteorological Organization:  CLICK HERE

Worldwide Country Information

Information on countries worldwide. Look at this link: CLICK HERE

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

If you are a UK resident you may be entitled to medical treatment that becomes necessary, free of charge or at a reduced cost, when visiting an EU country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Not all UK residents are covered in certain countries so you must consult the website or call the enquiry line. The EHIC Card is not an alternative to Travel Insurance. Only certain hospitals/clinics accept the card and in many cases the full cost of any treatment is not always covered. It is therefore important you have both an EHIC card and private insurance when visiting these countries. Some insurance companies waive any excess on their policy if you use the EHIC card where possible to reduce the cost of any treatment in these countries - a question worth asking when purchasing insurance.

Apply online - look at:  CLICK HERE

Apply by calling: 0845 - 6062030

Or get an application form from your Post office.

Enquiries Line: 0845 - 605 0707

From Abroad: +44 191 212 7500

Worldwide Flight Arrivals 

For live flight arrivals look at:  CLICK HERE

World Clock

For time anywhere in the world look at: CLICK HERE

Metric Conversion

Look at: CLICK HERE

Currency Rates

Look at: CLICK HERE

Heathrow Airport and Heathrow Transfer Buses

Look at:  CLICK HERE or  CLICK HERE

To Make an Enquiry CLICK HERE

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Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, but it is subject to change at any time.

This is my own personal website offering general information

   

Simon Gemmell - Business Associate

Tel: 0786 488 1126

simon@designertravel.co.uk

www.designertravel.co.uk/simongemmell

Business Development Award!

Simon received the Designer Travel Business Development Award 2014 and 2013 at the recent company conference.

  ABTA No. L318X

National Agent Achievement Award

Simon received a prestigious National Agent Achievement Award 2014 for excellence in the UK retail travel industry.



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