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.
For further information please visit www.gov.uk/browse/abroad
Your specific passport/entry/immigration requirements, for the destination to which you are travelling, 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/entry/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, 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 embassies. If you have already made other travel arrangements, please contact us prior to making your reservation.
Australia, Burma, Canada, China, India, Kenya, Laos, Mongolia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, USA, Uzbekistan and Vietnam - A visa is required for travel to these destinations and can be arranged through CIBTvisas, our recommended visa procurement provider. Application forms can be downloaded from the internet - please see www.cibtvisas.co.uk/titantravel
Please note you will be dealing with CIBTvisas direct and, whilst we recommend CIBTvisas, we will not be held responsible for any delays or problems which may occur. In the event of cancellations or alterations to your holiday, our Booking Conditions apply and we will not 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.
Alternatively, for some destinations listed above, it is possible for you to apply for a visa directly without the assistance of a visa procurement provider - details are given in the specific destination sections shown and information will also be included with your Confirmation Invoice.
Australia - A visa is required and there are two options available for securing this - an eVisitor visa can be applied for online free of charge - please visit https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/651-. If you do not wish to apply online, please refer to the information shown for CIBTvisas, for details on how to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), (charges will be higher).
Botswana - An entry visa for Botswana is not required in advance for British citizens, however a Tourism Development Levy (TDL) is applicable to visitors entering Botswana. This fee of US$30 is payable on entry (cash, debit or credit card) in exchange for a stamped receipt, valid for 30 days. Please also note: Visitors to South Africa are required to have at least two unused pages in their passport to enable the entry/exit stamps to be issued in the country. Because our holidays to Botswana fly internationally via Johannesburg you are required to have an additional blank page for your South Africa transit visa stamps.
Canada - A visa is required for visitors who arrive into Canada by air (visas are not required for entry by land or sea). To obtain an Electronic Tourist Authorisation (eTA), applications for the eTA can be completed online at the current cost of CAD $7 per person - please visit www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp. If you do not wish to apply online directly, please refer to the information shown for CIBTvisas, for details on how to obtain an eTA via CIBTvisas (charges will be higher).
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.
Cuba - A Tourist Card (visa) is required at a current cost of £39 per person. Applications should be made by completing an application form and applying by post directly to the Cuban Embassy - please visit their website for more details and access to the application form - http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu/en/united-kingdom.
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.
Ethiopia - A visa is required and can be obtained on arrival at a cost of US$50 per person. Please also note that all visitors are required to have two completely blank pages in their passport for the entry stamps.
India - A visa is required and there are two options available: a Tourist Electronic Visa (e-visa) or a standard tourist visa (obtained through CIBTvisas). The e-visa is valid for single entry only and for up to 60 days from the date of arrival into India. Applications for the e-visa can be made no earlier than 30 days prior to the UK date of departure and to apply, you must complete the standard application form online - www.indianvisaonline.gov.in. The cost is currently US$60 per person, plus 2.5% processing fee. If you do not wish to apply online, please refer to the information shown for CIBTvisas, for details on how to obtain a standard visa (charges will be higher).
Israel - A tourist visa is provided on entry and is free of charge. It takes the format of a scanned copy of your passport details, which serves as an acceptable identification document whilst in Israel and must be presented to hotel receptions on arrival in addition to your passport.
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 - A visa is required for Kenya and can be applied for online at the current cost of US$51 (including handling fee) - please visit http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html - Online applications for the visa can be made no earlier than 90 days prior to the UK date of departure. If you do not wish to apply online directly, please refer to the information shown for CIBTvisas, for details on how to obtain a visa via CIBTvisas (charges will be higher).
Laos - A visa is required and please refer to the information shown for CIBTvisas, for details on how to obtain this. If you are travelling on our ‘Images of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos’ holiday, it is possible to obtain at the border for a cost of US$35 (two passport-sized photographs will be required). However, if you are travelling on our ‘Hidden Treasures of the Mekong’ holiday, your border crossing into Laos is early morning and you must obtain a visa prior to departure.
Madagascar - A visa is required and can be obtained on arrival at a cost of Euro 31 per person (payable in cash in Malagasy Ariary, US$ or Euros). Please also note that all visitors are required to have two completely blank pages in their passport for the entry stamps.
Namibia - A visa is not required for entry, however please note that all visitors to Namibia are required to have one completely blank page in their passport, for the entry stamps. Additionally, because our Namibian Discovery tour flies internationally via Johannesburg, you are also required to have an additional blank page for your South Africa transit-visa stamps. Therefore it is recommended that you have at least two blank pages in your passport.
Oman - A visa is required for visitors and can be obtained on arrival, at a cost of US$14 or OMR20 per person.
Russia - A visa is required and please refer to the information shown for CIBTvisas, for details on how to obtain this. Please also note that the Russian Embassy requires all nationals of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to provide fingerprints to the Embassy in order to obtain a visa. The current locations where this can be arranged are Edinburgh, London or Manchester. You will receive documentation detailing the necessary requirements, with your Confirmation Invoice.
South Africa - A visa is not required for entry, however please note that all visitors are required to have two completely blank pages in their passport for the entry stamps.
Sri Lanka - A visa is required and to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA), applications can be completed online at the current cost of US$35 per person - please visit http://www.eta.gov.lk/. If you do not wish to apply online directly, please refer to the information shown for CIBTvisas, for details on how to obtain an ETA via CIBTvisas (charges will be higher).
Tibet - A permit is required for entry to Tibet, which we arrange and issue to you during your tour. Please send Titan a copy of your passport and Chinese visa at least 3 months before your departure so this can be arranged. For your Chinese visa, a special itinerary will be sent to you that details only the Chinese section of your holiday. Please do not send your full itinerary to your visa provider.
Turkey - An entry visa is required for British Citizens and must be purchased online prior to travel, via the Republic of Turkey e-Visa website - www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ The current cost of the e-visa is US$20 and it will be valid for 180 days from the date of application. You can apply any time up to 48-hours before you depart (your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey). E-visas are not required for cruise ship passengers with ‘British Citizen’ passports, who arrive at sea ports for tourist visits to the port city or nearby cities, provided that the visit doesn’t exceed 72 hours.
Uganda - A visa is required and must be applied for before travel. Approval will be sent in the form of a letter attachment/link, which must be printed and presented on arrival in Uganda - at which time a charge of US$50 per person will be payable. Applications can be completed online - please visit https://visas.immigration.go.ug/. If you do not wish to apply online directly, please refer to the information shown for CIBTvisas, for details on how to obtain the visa via CIBTvisas (charges will be higher).
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 the information shown for CIBTvisas, for details). 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. You 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 visit the US Embassy website - https://uk.usembassy.gov/ for further information.
Vietnam - A visa is required for entry into Vietnam, however until 30 June 2018, all British passport holders travelling for tourism or business purposes can enter Vietnam for up to a maximum of 15 days without a visa. This is applicable to our ‘Images of Vietnam with Cambodia and Laos’, ‘Vietnamese Discovery’ and ‘essential Vietnam and Cambodia’ tours. If your date of arrival into Vietnam is after 01 July 2018, you will need to apply for a visa.
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.