British citizens must have a full British passport to visit the countries featured on our website. Visas are not required for any country, other than India, Nepal and Turkey.
If your passport is in its final year, please check the requirements of the country you are visiting – some nations will not allow you entry unless your passport is valid for a further 3 or 6 months after your return date. It is possible that, once the UK leaves the European Union in March 2019, all British citizens will require up to 6 months' remaining validity after their return date to visit EU countries. See our Brexit advice page
for futher details. Entry requirements do change and you must check the up-to-date position in good time before departure. Some airlines may require passengers to have two blank facing pages in order to travel; you should check this directly with the airline if you are concerned.
A British passport presently takes approximately 3 weeks to obtain (see the UK government website, www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports
). If you or any members of your party do not yet have a passport, our recommendation is that you should apply for one at least 6 weeks before your holiday as the UK Identity and Passport Service has to confirm your identity before issuing your first passport and will ask anyone aged 16 or over to attend an interview in order to do this. Babies and children must have their own passport, and cannot be included on a parent’s passport. Children’s passports are valid for 5 years.
If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds a non-British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with the Embassy or Consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you are intending to travel. Note that many European countries now require that passports issued by non-EEA (European Economic Area) countries must be valid for 3 months beyond the period of intended stay.