Visa information & flying times

Visa information & flying times

Passport & Visa Requirements

Please remember that every traveller (including all children from birth) will need a valid passport to travel. If your passport is endorsed in any way, requirements should be checked with the relevant embassy.  We are only able to advise on British passport holders, who should ensure a valid ten year passport is held for adults and a valid 5 year passport is held for children under 16. As many countries require passport expiry dates to fall a considerable time beyond the dates of travel, we would recommend that all passports are valid for a minimum of 6 months after your scheduled return to the UK.

It can take at least six weeks to get a first adult passport, although renewal of an existing passport can be quicker. For more information visit the Gov.uk website.

Kuoni recommend CIBT Visas

This service is only available to clients who have booked with Kuoni. In most cases, where we advise visas are required, the CIBT can obtain these for you. Full details on how to obtain a visa, cost and application time will be sent with your confirmation invoice, these are all subject to change. Residents outside the UK, non British passport holders and late booking passengers should check urgently with CIBT or the embassy direct as it may not be possible to obtain the visa in time prior to arrival.

For your visa enquiries on the indicated destinations please contact CIBT Visas:

email kuonivisas@cibtvisas.co.uk - Tel: 0207 593 6287 - visit www.cibtvisas.co.uk/kuonivisas

 

Indian Ocean

 

Visa Requirements for passports held by
 Recommended vaccinations  Outbound flying hours
British
India
YES
H/M/P/TN/T/TB**
8½ - 10¾
Maldives
NO††
H/TN/T/P
10¼
Mauritius
NO
H/T/TN/P
12
Seychelles
NO††
H/T/TN/P
11½
Sri Lanka
YES
H/M/P/TN/T/TB**
10¾

Far East & Pacific

 

Visa Requirements for passports held by
 Recommended Vaccinations  Outbound flying hours
British
Australia
YES
TN/P
17¾ - 23¼
Cambodia
YES
H/M/P/TN/T/Y
12½ - 12¾
China
YES
H/T/TN/P/(M)/TB**
10 - 11½
Hong Kong
NO
H/T/TN/P
11¾
Indonesia
YES
H/T/TN/P/(M)/TB**
15½
Japan
NO
TN/P
11½
Laos
YES
H/T/TN/P/M
13½
Malaysia
NO
H/T/TN/P/(M)/TB**
12½ - 13½
New Zealand
NO
TN/P
24¾ - 26½
Singapore
NO††
H/T/TN/P
12¾
Thailand
NO††
H/T/TN/P/(M)/TB**
11½ - 12¾
Vietnam
YES
H/T/TN/P/M/TB**
11¼ - 13

Egypt, Dubai, Arabia & Morroco

 

 
Visa Requirements for passports held by
 Recommended Vaccinations  Outbound flying hours
British
Egypt
YES
H/T/TN/P/(M)/TB**
4¾ - 6¼
Morocco
NO
T/TN/P
3½ - 4½
Oman
YES
P/TN/T/H/M
UAE
NO
H/T/TN/P
6¾ - 7

Africa

 

Visa Requirements for passports held by
 Recommended Vaccinations  Outbound flying hours
British
Kenya
YES
H/T/TN/P/Y/M/TB**
8½ - 9½
South Africa
NO
T/TN/P/M/TB**
11½ - 12
Tanzania
YES
H/T/TN/P/M/ME/TB**/Y
9¾ - 10¼

Caribbean

 

Visa Requirements for passports held by
 Recommended Vaccinations  Outbound flying hours
British
Antigua
NO
H/T/TN/P
Bahamas
NO
H/T/TN/P
Barbados
NO
H/T/TN/P
Bermuda
NO
TN/H
Cuba
YES†
H/T/TN/P
10
Grenada
NO
T/TN/P
Jamaica
NO
T/TN/P
11
Mexico
NO
H/T/TN/P/(M)/TB**
10¼
St. Lucia
NO
T/TN/P
Tobago
NO
T/TN/P
9½</>
Turks & Caicos
NO
H/T/TN/P
11

Americas

 

Visa Requirements for passports held by
 Recommended Vaccinations  Outbound flying hours
British
Argentina
NO
H/T/TN/P/M/TB**
13¾
Brazil
NO
H/T/TN/P/Y/(M)/TB**
12
Chile
NO
H/T/TN/P/Y/(M)/TB**
16
Costa Rica
NO
H/T/TN/P/M/TB**
12¾
Ecuador
NO
Y ***/H/M/T/TN
14¼
Galapagos
NO
Y ***/H/M/T/TN
16
Peru
NO
P/TN/T/Y/H/M/TB**/***
15
USA
 
TN/P
7¾ - 19¼

USA requirements

The US Government has reinforced their entry regulations making some important changes which are now in effect:

  • All passports must be machine readable ie: red passports. If you still have an old blue passport you will need to obtain a visa before travelling, or apply for a new passport. Passports issued on or after October 26 2006, must also include an integrated circuit chip capable of storing the biographic information from the data page, a digitized photograph and other biometric information. NB: Some passports issued by British Consular posts abroad may not be machine readable - please check with the UK Passport Service on 0870 521 0410 or www.passport.gov.uk for further information. Also applicable to passengers in transit in the US.
  • The US Govt now requires all passengers entering the US to provide details of their country of residence, as well as full postal address of the first US hotel. This information is currently being collected by the airline upon check-in. The airline will also collect details of your passport number and country of issue, citizenship, full names as they appear on your passport, gender and date of birth, all of which is obtained by swiping your passport at the check-in desk.

US Customs will not allow entry to anyone with incorrect papers.
All British passport holders will be required to complete a USA waiver form on the aircraft. For all non British passport holders including British subjects should check with the relevant Embassy at the earliest opportunity for the latest information. There are certain exceptions where British passport holders do require a visa for entering the USA, which must be obtained prior to travel. For full advice on this please visit the US embassy website on www.usembassy.org.uk or phone 09055 444546.

Visas

† = Visa issued by Kuoni

†† = Visa not required except for stays of over 30 days if arriving by air and valid only for 15 days if arriving over land

† = Visa not required for stays under 15 days. For periods longer than 15 days, visas are required

Vaccinations

H = Hepatitis A

P = Polio

T = Typhoid

TN = Tetanus

Y = Yellow Fever

M = Malaria; (M) = required for some parts of the country

ME = Meningitis

TB** = Tuberculosis for children only

*Compulsory

Canadian entry regulations

If you have committed or been convicted of a criminal offence including driving whilst impaired, you may be prohibited from entering Canada. For further information please contact the Canadian High Commission 020 7258 6600.