Important Updates

Zika Virus

If you are pregnant and travelling to Mexico, Barbados, Jamaica, or the Dominican Republic, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office recommends you seek advice from a healthcare professional prior to travel.

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Visa & Entry Requirements


Destination Entry/Visa Requirements Local Currency Local Departure Tax
Anguilla Full passport and return ticket Eastern Caribbean $ and USD$ $20 USD / $53 Eastern Caribbean on departure
Antigua Full passport (6 month validity) and return ticket Eastern Caribbean $ and USD$ Included in ticket cost
Aruba Full passport and return ticket Aruban Florin USD $35pp on departure
Bahamas Full passport and return ticket Bahamian $ Included in ticket cost
Barbados Full passport and return ticket Barbados $ Included in ticket cost
British Virgin Islands Full passport and return ticket USD $ $15 USD by Sea or $20 USD by air
Cuba Full passport and return ticket
Tourist Card £15.00 per person from Embassy
A valid insurance policy is required. You will be expected to present your insurance policy on entering the country, and you must ensure that neither your travel insurance nor credit card are provided by an American company.
Cuban Peso / Convertible Peso 25 Cuban Peso on departure
Dom Rep Full passport (Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of twice the length of your stay) and return ticket. Tourist Card $10.00 USD per person on arrival Dominican Peso and USD$ $20 USD on departure
Egypt Full passport and return ticket Egyption Pound, USD, Euro, Sterling £ HRG-£20, SSH £15
Grenada Full passport and return ticket Eastern Caribbean $ and USD$ Eastern Caribbean $50 on departure
Jamaica Full passport and return ticket Jamaican Dollar and USD$ JM $1800 / USD $20 on departure
Maldives Full passport (6 month validity) and return ticket Maldivian Ruffyas Included in ticket cost
Mauritius Full passport (6 month validity) and return ticket Mauritian Rupee Included in ticket cost
Mexico Full passport (6 month validity) and return ticket Mexican Peso Approx £40 on departure
Sri Lanka Full passport (6 month validity) return ticket, and Visa approx £20
http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
Sri Lankan Rupee Included in ticket cost
St Lucia Full passport (6 month validity) and return ticket Eastern Caribbean $ and USD$ $54 Eastern Caribbean Dollars
St Vincent & The Grenadines Full passport and return ticket Eastern Caribbean $ and USD$ $40 Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Tobago Full passport and return ticket. Only machine-readable travel documents are accepted for entry. Trinidad and Tobago Dollar $100 Trinidad & Tobagan Dollar or $17 USD
Turks & Caicos Full passport and return ticket USD $ $23 USD
UAE Full passport and return ticket UAE Dirhams Room tax paid locally - maximum 20 Dirhams per day
USA Full passport (6 month validity) return ticket, and Visa approx £15
https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta
USD $ Included in ticket cost

Last updated: April 2016. This information is subject to change without prior notice. Please check with Foreign & Commonwealth Office for the most up to date visa and entry requirements.

Zika Virus

If you are pregnant​ and travelling to Mexico, Barbados, Jamaica, or the Dominican Republic, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office recommends you seek advice from a healthcare professional prior to travel.


Bookings made before 25 January 2016:

After consultation with your healthcare professional, if you feel it is necessary to cancel your travel plans it is recommended you request a medical certificate to assist you with any possible claim under your travel insurance policy.

The World Health Organisation is not advising against travel if you’re not pregnant.

For more travel advice please refer to the FCO website

Mexico - Travelling with Children

The Mexican authorities have suspended the rules which came into effect in May 2011 requiring children under 18 years of age travelling alone, or accompanied by an adult who is not the parent or legal guardian, to apply for a special permit to leave the country. These rules now only apply to Mexican nationals or foreigners with dual Mexican nationality. The accompanying adult may, however, be asked to provide evidence of his or her relationship with the child.

Although there is currently no specific requirement for authorisation by an absent parent, single parents who are not, or who appear not to be, the child’s parent (eg if they have a different family name) may be asked to show evidence of their relationship with the child and the reason why they are travelling with the child. This evidence could include a birth or adoption certificate, divorce or marriage certificates, or a Parental Responsibility Order.

For more Mexico travel advice please refer to the FCO website

Carnival Cruises

Carnival Cruises have advised us that for all cruises stopping at St Thomas and passing through USA waters, it will be necessary for all passengers to apply for an ESTA.

What is an ESTA?

This is an automated system which is used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).

All passengers must apply for their ESTA no later than 72 hours prior to their departure. The price for this is currently $14 US Dollars per person.

For more information, please click on to the link below.

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

New Security Regulations for customers travelling into or out of the UK

To comply with new security requirements, customers travelling into or out of the UK may be subject to additional searches and questions, and may be required to turn on personal electronic or battery powered devices in order to demonstrate how they work.

Please ensure your electronic devices are fully charged before you travel. If your device doesn’t switch on, you won’t be allowed to take it onto the aircraft.