Advice For Travellers

Key things to check before you travel 


1. Check your destination's entry requirements

There are no tests or forms required when you return home to the UK.


2. Check your passport

Passports need to have at least six months left on it and be less than ten years old. To check if passports are valid please click here


3. Get travel insurance that includes healthcare

EHIC will still be valid until your card expires if you are travelling to an EU country from 1 January 2021, but it's recommended that you have comprehensive travel insurance which includes cover for any pre-existing conditions.


If you apply for an EHIC now, you’ll get a GHIC, a new UK equivalent, instead. Find out more here


4. Take the correct driving documents

If you are hiring a car, you may need an International Driving Permit, as well as your UK licence.



Travel advice on staying safe & healthy abroad

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, and entry requirements please see the government's website:

Advice can change, so check regularly for updates before travelling.


Hand luggage restrictions for certain flights to UK

Laptops, tablets and some large mobile phones are not allowed in hand luggage on flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan & Tunisia. To find out more, visit the Gov UK website.