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Every passenger will need a valid 10 year British passport. For travel to Bulgaria, Slovenia and Romania for stays of up to 3 months your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this. For travel to Croatia and Montenegro your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; no additional period of validity beyond this is required. It is a customers responsibility to be in possession of a full 10 year valid passport and necessary visas. Balkan Holidays or your airline, may refuse you travel if you do not have the correct documents.

Please be advised that this information is valid as of the 29th of July 2015 when this page was last updated. Please contact the embassy of your destination country for the latest and most up-to-date information or visit the offical page for your destination at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Please contact the embassy of your destination country for the latest and most up-to-date information.

 

Know Before You Go

Before travelling abroad it is important to be well prepared by researching your destination and familiarising yourself with the local laws and customs. With this is mind Balkan Holidays have partnered with the Know Before You Go (KBYG) team at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to highlight the key things to help you prepare before travelling overseas. The KBYG page on the FCO website offers travel advice, tips and up to date country information to help you plan your holiday.

 

Top Tips Include

Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance, even if you are only planning a short trip and check that it covers you for everything that you want to do while you are on holiday. If you are travelling within the European Economic Area you can get a free European Health Insurance Card for free or reduced emergency care - you still need full travel insurance though as an EHIC only covers necessary care and will not cover things such as repatriation to the UK in the case of a medical emergency.

Check what vaccinations you need by visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk, your travel health clinic or GP at least 6 weeks before you travel. Check your passport and requirements for the country you are visiting - it can take up to 6 weeks to get a first passport and for certain countries your passport must be valid for 6 months after the date you travel. Make a note of the passport number and consider taking a photocopy with you and/or store online using secure data storage. Be sure to fill in the emergency contact details just in case!

Visit the FCO KBYG page for more advice and information or follow their page on Facebook or on Twitter. You should also read up on what the local British Consulate can and cannot do to help you if you run into problems abroad.

This service will provide you with an overall update on any of the regions that Balkan Holidays travel to.

 

For Futher Information

Address:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London
SW1A 2AH

Phone number:

General Enquiries: 020 7008 1500
Consular Assistance: 020 7008 1500

Fax: 020 7008 0155
Email Address: TravelAdvicePublicEnquiries@fco.gov.uk

Alternatively you can contact ABTA's Consumer Helpline on 020 3117 0599. This line is open from 10.00-16.00 Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

 

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