Sailing Holidays

Passports and visas

This information is given in good faith and is correct at time of publishing.

Clients are responsible for ensuring that current valid passports and visas are held for those travelling and should seek any clarification required from the appropriate embassy.

UK passport requirements

Validity
A valid passport is essential when you travel abroad. Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after your return.

Passports for children
Children not already included on a valid British passport are now required to hold their own passport. Children who were included on a passport before 5 October 1998 may continue to travel on their parent’s passport until:

  • The child reaches the age of 16 or
  • The passport on which the child is include expires or
  • The passport on which the child is included is replaced or an amendment results in the issue of a new passport.

Names
Your passport MUST match your name on the flight ticket; otherwise you may not be able to travel.

Apply early
If you need to apply for a passport or to renew an expired passport you should do so well in advance of travel.

How to contact the UK Passport Agency
For further information from the UK passport agency please contact:

Telephone: 08750 521 0410  
Website: www.passport.gov.uk
Faxback information line: 0901 4700 130

Application forms can be requested by phone or fax:
Telephone: 0901 4700 110
Fax: 0901 4700 120
(Calls to request an application form cost between 60p and 90p)

Visa requirements for British passport holders

This information is given in good faith and is correct at time of publishing.

Clients are responsible for ensuring that current valid passports and visas are held for those travelling and should seek any clarification required from the appropriate embassy. 

Mediterranean

Greece - No visa required

Croatia - No visa required

Spain - No visa required

Italy - No visa required

Turkey -British passport holders require a visa to enter Turkey. It is no longer possible to obtain a visa at border entry points. It is only possible to apply for an electronic visa online. We recommend that you use the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to obtain your visa: www.evisa.gov.tr. Your passport must have 6 months validity after the date of your return to complete the online application. If you do not obtain an on-line visa you may be refused entry.
For visa requirements for non-British citizens visiting Turkey, log onto www.evisa.gov.tr

Caribbean

Antigua - No visa required. 

Belize - No visa required.  

British Virgin Islands -No visa required unless visiting the US Virgin Islands or travelling via the US when US visa is required.

Cuba - Visas are required and must be purchased prior to departure.

Grenada - No visa required.

Martinique -No visa required. 

St Lucia - No visa required.

St Martin -No visa required.

St Vincent -No visa required. 

US Virgin Islands -British passport holders require a  US visa to enter US Virgin Islands on their yacht or must obtain a visa waiver by arriving in the US Virgin Islands on a commercial flight (eg American Eagle flight to St Thomas)  or commercial ferry (eg ferry from Soper's Hole to St John).  Everyone arriving on a yacht will be checked carefully by the US Coastguard so if you plan to visit the US Virgin Islands sailing from the BVI you must get a US visa from the US Embassy before you travel.  Please note that British passport holders must have the new style maroon passports to enter the US Virgin Islands under the Visa Waiver Programme.

Tropical

Australia -Visas are required for Australia and can be obtained from the Australian High Commission in London for a charge of £15 

Malaysia -No visa required for stays of less than 60 days.  

Seychelles -No visa required

Thailand -No visa required for stays of less than 30 days.  These are available from the Thai consulate in London.

Tahiti -Visas are issued on arrival for stays of up to 30 days.

 

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