All the destinations featured in this brochure have specific entry regulations and many have recommended health precautions. The requirements and recommendations in force at the time of publication are detailed below. If there are any alterations, you will be informed at the time of booking or as soon as these are known to us. However, it is your responsibility to check the relevant requirements and recommendations before departure to ensure that you comply with them, and to take with you the correct documentation for the country or countries that you are visiting.
Please note that the entry requirements listed are only valid for British citizens. All other nationalities should check with the relevant embassy/consulate for advice. Regarding any inoculations or health precautions that may be needed, Cox & Kings recommends that you consult your GP or travel clinic for personal advice.
Requirements and recommendations are as follows:Maldives: AB*C†EGL.Mauritius: AC†EGL.Seychelles: AC†EGL.
Key to the codes:A: Full valid British passport required (minimum six months validity from the intended date of return).B: Visa required (see note).B*: Visa required and can be obtained on arrival, please check requirements with your tour consultant.B†: Visa required, to be completed online.C: Yellow fever precautions advised.C*: A yellow fever certificate is required if travelling from an infected country.C†: A yellow fever certificate is required for all travellers more than one year old when travelling from an infected country.D: Cholera precautions advised.E: Typhoid, polio and hepatitis A precautions may be advised.F: Malaria precautions advised.G: Tetanus precautions advised.H: Areas of high altitude – check with your GP for confirmation that it is safe for you to visit.I: Food and drink precautions advised.K: Diphtheria precautions advised.L: Hepatitis B precautions advised.
Changes to requirements and recommendations:The above information is accurate at the time of writing (May 2015). Cox & Kings will advise you before accepting your booking should there be any subsequent changes to the above recommendations and requirements. You should contact your GP or visit the MASTA (Medical Advice Service for Travellers Abroad) website at www.masta-travel-health.com where you can receive professional advice as well as arrange any vaccinations. Further country-specific useful health advice for travellers can be found via the NHS and FCO.
Please see the advice regarding inoculations for specific countries above. For more general advice, please note the following:
Malaria: Malaria is a risk throughout sub-Saharan Africa and no drug will guarantee total protection. It is essential that medical advice is sought before travelling to this region as there are many factors that need to be considered, including, but not limited to, the area to be visited, risk of exposure and possible side-effects.
Please check with your tour consultant as to which areas are at high altitude. In order to minimise the effects of altitude, it is advisable to rest for a few hours upon arrival. If you have any history of heart complaints, or if you are over the age of 60, please check with your GP that it is safe to visit these areas.
This advice is only valid for British citizen passport holders. Holders of any other type of British passport (eg British subjects) or of any other nationality must contact the relevant embassy/consulate (details listed below). It is important that you hold a valid 10-year British passport and we recommend that your passport is valid for a minimum of six months from your date of return to the UK. Passport application forms can be obtained from the post office or online at www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports. The passport advice telephone line is on 0300 222 0000 (calls are charged at national rate). Whether renewing your passport or applying for a new one, all relevant information can be found on the website or by telephoning the number above. The cost for a postal application is £72.50 and takes a minimum of three weeks to obtain from the date of application.
Information on visas may be obtained from the respective embassies / high commissions at the following addresses:
Cox & Kings works with Visa Swift, a company that specialises in visa processing. Please visit its website to download visa application forms, follow links to important embassy websites, or make general enquiries about its visa service. Visa Swift also offers a full range of passport services, including passport renewals, second passports and replacement passports.
The benefits of using Visa Swift include:
Please telephone 020 7405 1616 for more information, or visit the Visa Swift website: www.visaswift.com/coxandkings.aspx