The following information is for British citizens only
A standard ten-year British passport is required for all
holidays, which must be valid for at least six months beyond
your planned date of return travel; however, exceptions
may apply. If your passport expires earlier, it may still be
acceptable but you should contact your local passport office
or the consulate or embassy of the country to be visited for
Clients applying for a new passport should allow a minimum of six weeks for the application to be processed and to renew an expired one, three weeks. Lost, stolen and new passports will take a minimum of one week to replace. It is essential that you check whether you are in possession of a valid passport before you make your holiday booking.
If your passport is endorsed in any way, you should check immigration requirements with the relevant embassy or consulate of the country to be visited.
Passport stamps - You should be aware that if your passport contains previous entry or visa stamps of certain countries you may encounter problems when visiting other countries - e.g. a passport indicating you have previously travelled to Israel may not be accepted by a number of Arab countries.
For holders of British Subject Passports and Non-British Citizens, we can only advise on immigration requirements and offer the Titan CIBT visas Service, if your passport was issued in the UK and endorsed ‘British Citizen’. Holders of a British Subject passport and Non-British Citizens should check immigration requirements with the relevant embassy or consulate of the country to be visited, as should clients with Dual Nationality/ Renounced Citizenship.
All consular fees are correct at the time of going to print and are subject to change. Where appropriate, visa forms and guidelines for the relevant country, will be sent with confirmation invoices.
NOTE: Some travellers including those with certain serious communicable illnesses, criminal records, previous deportations, visa overstays and other problems may not be eligible by law to enter certain countries. Such travellers must check with the embassy or consulate of the country to be visited in order to ascertain if they are eligible to apply for a special restricted visa.
Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We are unable to accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements.
For all tours where a passport is required to be sent to an embassy, it should be noted that once your passport has been lodged with the embassies eight weeks prior to departure, you will be unable to retrieve it until the visa has been issued. It is therefore important that you do not require your passport during this period. Titan Travel will not be liable if any delay occurs within the embassy. If you have already made other travel arrangements, please contact us prior to making your reservation.
Australia, Burma, China, Cuba, India, Mongolia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, USA, Uzbekistan and Vietnam - A visa is required for travel to these destinations. Visa application forms will be sent with your confirmation invoice and can be arranged through CIBTvisas, our recommended visa procurement provider. Application forms can also be downloaded from the internet - please see www.cibtvisas.co.uk/titantours
Please note you will be dealing with CIBTvisas direct and whilst we recommend CIBTvisas we cannot be held liable for any delays or problems that may occur. In the event of cancellations or alterations to your holiday our Booking Conditions apply and we regret we cannot be held liable for any costs you may incur as a result. You will also be responsible for advising CIBTvisas of any changes or cancellations.
In addition to the above information, please note the following for Russia:
On the 10th December 2014, the Russian Embassy announced that all nationals of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland are required to provide fingerprints to the Embassy in order to obtain a visa. The current locations where this can be arranged are Edinburgh or London. You will receive documentation detailing the necessary requirements, with your confirmation invoice.
Canada – A visa is required for visitors who fly to Canada from 15 March 2016, and there are two options available to obtain an Electronic Tourist Authorisation (eTA). Applications for the eTA can be completed online - www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp. The cost is currently CAD $7 per person. If you do not wish to apply online, please refer to the CIBTvisas section for details on how to obtain an eTA (charges are currently £46 per person). The visa is valid for multiple entries and for 5 years from the day of issue or until your passport expires, whichever is sooner. Travel requirements for entry by land or sea have not changed.
Cambodia - A visa is required and can be obtained on arrival at a cost of US$30-35, dependent upon the point of entry. Two passport-sized photographs will be required. If you are travelling on the Uniworld ‘Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong’ cruise, your cruise manager will obtain a Cambodia visa on your behalf. You will be asked to provide your passport, 1 passport photo and US$40 in cash, per person. Regardless of how your visa is obtained, all visitors are required to have at least two blank pages side by side in their passport to enable the entry visa to be issued.
Egypt - Single entry tourist visas for Egypt are included for holders of British and European Union passports. These will be issued on arrival in Egypt. Holders of British Subject or non-European Union passports, please check with the Egyptian Embassy.
Jordan - Visas for Jordan are arranged as a group and are free of charge if travelling with the group on all sectors of the trip. Clients with extended stays or holiday additions therefore have to pay JD40 or approximately US$58 per person, for visas issued on arrival.
Kenya - British Citizens are required to obtain a visa for entry into Kenya - from 1st September 2015 this can no longer be applied for locally on arrival and will be replaced with a mandatory electronic visa. We recommend arranging through CIBT visas (please refer to CIBT visas section).
Laos - A visa is required and can be obtained on arrival at a cost of US$30. Two passport-sized photographs will be required.
Oman - A visa is required for visitors and can be obtained on arrival, at a cost of US$14 per person. For our ‘Arabia - Ancient and Modern’ tour, you will be required to obtain a visa twice - once on arrival in Musandam and additionally at the main Oman land border.
South Africa - A visa is issued free of charge on arrival, however please note that all visitors are required to have two blank pages in their passport for this purpose.
Turkey - An entry visa is required for British Citizens and must be purchased online via the Turkish Government website - www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ - prior to travel. Currently the cost of the e-visa is US$20. Your passport must be valid for 60 days after the expiry date of your visa. Your visa will be valid for six months from the day of issue, therefore please ensure you have at least eight months validity on your passport from the date of entry into Turkey.
USA - The USA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) allows most British Citizen passport holders to enter and visit the US without the need to gain a visa by applying online using Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) in advance. We recommend you apply for this yourself; however for clients without online facilities we recommend arranging this through CIBTvisas (please refer to information detailed above). Please note that once applied, the cost of the ESTA is non-refundable, as it is valid for a period of two years or the validity of the traveller’s passport (whichever is shorter).
If you do not require CIBTvisas to obtain an ESTA on your behalf, you must make your own arrangements, as you will not be able to travel without one. Further information on how to complete your ESTA application will be sent with your confirmation invoice.
You must also ensure that you adhere to the passport rules under the VWP.
Your passport must contain a
machine-readable zone (MRZ), identified as the two lines of
text as letters, numbers and chevrons (>>>) found at the
foot of the photo page. It must also contain a digital photo.If your passport does not meet this requirement you will need to apply for a visa.
From 1 April 2016, any travellers wishing to enter the USA will also need to hold an electronic passport (with an integrated chip, indicated by the biometric symbol on the front). If your passport currently doesn’t have an integrated chip then it will need to be renewed, as it will no longer be accepted for travel.
This information has been issued for general guidance only; if you have any doubt about travel to the USA or require any further information we strongly recommend that you contact the US Embassy’s Live Operator Information Service on 0904 2450100 (calls cost £1.20 per minute at the time of going to print) or visit the US Embassy website on www.usembassy.org.uk for further information.
Zambia - Visitors are required to obtain a visa upon entry - for British Citizens this currently costs US$50 per person for a single-entry visa (subject to change). Payments must be made at the point of entry with the exact amount in cash only. Please note travellers on our ‘Tracks of Africa’ tour, will require a double-entry visa.
Zimbabwe - A visa is required for entry and this can be obtained on arrival (US$55 per person). Please ensure that you arrive with enough cash in small notes to pay for your visa on arrival.
Please note the following visa information, applicable to passengers travelling with Voyages to Antiquity:
Burma, Cambodia & Vietnam - Visas will be obtained by Voyages to Antiquity on your behalf (the costs of which are included in your holiday price) - a supply of passport photographs will be required.
India - A multiple-entry visa for India should be obtained prior to travel (as detailed above).
Kenya - A visa should be obtained. Where possible, passengers sailing with Voyages to Antiquity are advised to purchase this prior to travel, in order to minimise time spent at Immigration in Nairobi Airport. However, if this is not possible, a visa can instead be purchased on arrival. In both situations, you will require two blank pages, side by side, in your passport.
Sri Lanka - A visa should be obtained prior to travel (as detailed above).
Turkey - A visa should be obtained (as detailed above).