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Passports and Visas

Your passport should have at least six months to run after your return date to the U.K.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all travel documents necessary for your trip, including visas (the cost of which will be

in addition to the price quoted for your travel arrangements).

As visa requirements are subject to change, you should always obtain up-to-date information by referring to each separate country's

visa information prior to travel. In some cases the Cruise Line insists that you have a particular visa that may not be specified by the

country in question, so it is important to also check in your Cruise Personaliser.

For your convenience CIBT provide a specialist Visa service offering the latest information and will obtain visas for you for a

small charge. Tel: 020 7593 6100

Canada Bound Passengers

New entry requirement is coming

into effect from 15 March 2016. Under

Canada's Electronic Travel Authorization

(eTA) program, citizens from countries

other than the United States (U.S.) who

do not need a visa to enter Canada will

need to obtain an online authorization

before flying to Canada, unless otherwise

exempted.

This includes travel in transit

(connecting flights). This new entry

requirement is not mandatory until March

15, 2016. However, beginning on August

1, 2015, eligible travellers will have the

opportunity to go online and apply

for their eTA ahead of time. For more

information visit www.canada.ca/eta

The eTA is similar to the ESTA explained

in the previous page. The cost of an eTA

is C$7*. You should NOT pay any more

than that. There are sites on the internet

that purport to be official sites that

charge much more than this. It is a very

easy process and you do NOT need to

use one of these sites.

The official site to use to obtain your

eTA is:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp

Once you have completed your eTA it is

recommended that you make a note of

the unique reference number and keep it

with your documents while travelling.

The only way to complete an eTA is

'on-line'. If you do not have access to

the internet at all then please call our

Customer Services Department and they

will make an appointment with you to

complete a form on your behalf.

*Price is correct at the time of going to press

Jan 2017. These may vary slightly at a

later date.

ESTA (if travelling to USA).

Everyone travelling to the USA by air or sea

must complete an ESTA before departure

from the UK. There are no exceptions and

failure to do this will seriously affect your

travel. Access to the USA is likely to be

denied.

Even if you are simply passing through

the USA, an ESTA is still required.

AN ESTA costs $14* for each person

and you should NOT pay any more than

that. There are sites on the internet that

purport to be official sites that charge

much more than this. It is a very easy

process and you do NOT need to use

one of these sites.

The only official site to obtain you ESTA is

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html

Once you have completed your ESTA it

is recommended that you make a note of

the unique reference number and keep it

with your documents while travelling.

The only way to complete an ESTA is

'on-line'. If you do not have access to

the internet at all then please call our

Customer Services Department and they

will make an appointment with you to

complete a form on your behalf.

If a previous ESTA has expired or you

have lost your passport you will have to

purchase a new one from the above site.

If you are unsure if your current ESTA is still

valid, you can use the above site to check

*Price is correct at the time of going to press

March 2016. These may vary slightly at a

later date.

ePassport required with ESTA

In preparation for your trip, please be

aware that important changes have been

made to passport requirements for the

US. If you are travelling on

the Visa Waiver Programme

(ESTA) to the US on or

after 1st April 2016, you must hold an

ePassport.

If you are not sure if you already have

one or not, simply check your current

passport for the ePassport symbol on the

front cover as shown above.

To find out more, please refer to:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa

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