Passport and Visas
British Citizens require a valid full ten year British passport for travel. Certain destinations may require at least six month's validity remaining on the passport on the date of return. Non British Citizens including other EU nationals should contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of your destination for up-to-date advice on passport and visa requirements. For the latest details of any travel restrictions, entry and stay requirements, visa and travel advice to your particular destination, visit the Foreign Office website at www.fco.gov.uk/travel or call 0845 850 2829 and visit the Passport Service website at www.ips.gov.uk for passport information before booking or traveling. Holders of non-UK passports should always check with their embassy, high commission or consulate before booking.
You can use an UK identity card within the EU, but you'll need a passport for travel outside the EU. If you're a non-UK citizen resident in the UK, you'll need to use your own national identity card or passport.
As of 1st May 2010, to enter Cuba you must have in your possession a copy of a valid travel insurance policy, with proof of medical insurance, on arrival at the resort airport. You'll find full details of this policy at http://www.cubaminrex.cu/English/LookCuba/Articles/Others/2010/06-04.html.
If you are traveling to the USA, the US authorities have introduced a requirement for passengers traveling under the Visa Waiver Programme to register for Electronic Travel Authority. For additional specifics about the VWP please consult the VWP information on the U.S. Embassy London website. Passengers who have not applied for and received travel authorisation via ESTA prior to travel may be denied boarding, experience delayed processing or be denied admission at the U.S. port of entry. However, neither possession of a visa, nor meeting the basic requirements for traveling visa-free on the VWP, guarantees admission to the United States. As with most countries, the final determination of admissibility is made by immigration officials at the port of entry. If you are refused boarding or denied admission at the US port of entry you will still be subject to our cancellation charges in accordance with the terms of our contract with you. An ESTA application cannot be submitted using a post dated passport until the passport is valid. If a post dated passport has been issued which begins validity less than 72 hours prior to departure, customers are advised to travel and register for ESTA using their maiden name, as registering for ESTA less than 72 hours prior departure may mean authorisation to travel may not be granted. ESTA Travel Authoristation Website - https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
Visas may be required for British Citizens for entry to non EU countries. Visas may also be required for longer stays over three months in certain EU countries. Immigration, visa and entry restrictions may apply both in the EU and elsewhere for other nationalities, including other EU nationals, and British Citizens who have conditions on their entry to the UK. You should contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the destination you are travelling to for up-to-date advice on immigration and visa requirements.. It is your responsibility to ensure that all members of your party have valid passports, visas, health vaccinations and Insurance cover for the travel being undertaken.