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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Link: CLICK HERE
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
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
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
For the latest weather, weather forecast and monthly averages of rainfall and temperature.
Look at these links: CLICK HERE
or World Meteorological Organisation: 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
For time anywhere in the world look at: CLICK HERE
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Heathrow Airport and Heathrow Transfer Buses
Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, but it is subject to change at any time.