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September 25th, 2019

144-Hour Visa-Free TRansit in China

China's 144-hour visa-free transit policy is carried out in GuangdongShanghaiJiangsuZhejiangLiaoningChengduXiamenQingdaoWuhan, and Kunming as well as BeijingTianjin and Hebei, to facilitate international travelers. It allows passengers from 53 countries or regions to transit in Guangdong Province, Shanghai-Jiangsu-Zhejiang region, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Liaoning Province or Chinese cities of Chengdu, Xiamen, Qingdao, Wuhan, and Kunming for no more than 144 hours (6 days) without holding a visa.


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April 5th, 2019

UK visitors will not need visa after Brexit

The European Parliament has confirmed that UK citizens will not need a visa to travel to the EU for short stays after Brexit, even in the event of a no deal.

The European Commission announced in November its intention to allow UK citizens to travel to the EU for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without needing a visa in November.

The European Parliament voted to approve the legislation yesterday.

This follows on from the confirmation a few weeks ago that flights will continue to operate, even in a no deal.

This means that two of the most important concerns for UK tourists and business travellers visiting the EU have been addressed and will provide a further boost to confidence about travel to the EU after Brexit.

UK Passports will need to be valid for 6 months after the return date to UK


July 18th, 2017

Electronic Devices in the Cabin - NEW RESTRICTIONS

Passengers flying to the US are being advised to arrive for their flight earlier than usual as new tighter security measures come into force from Wednesday 19th July. Travellers will face more vigorous screening, particularly of large electronic devices.

British Airways has also updated news:

If you are flying from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia or Turkey to the UK (inbound not outbound), you will not be able to carry laptops, tablets and larger mobile phones in your hand baggage on these flights. In addition, the UK government has also said that certain items known as peripheral devices (which can be attached to a laptop, tablet or larger mobile phone) are also subject to new security requirements.



March 22nd, 2017

Electronic Device Ban

The UK will follow the US and ban items such as laptops, tablets and other portable devices from some UK-bound flights.

The UK has announced a ban on certain electronic devices being carried on aircraft flying into the UK from six countries.
Passengers won"t be allowed to carry on laptops, tablets, and other portable devices, but mobile phones will be allowed.

The UK ban will apply to inbound direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, a Government spokesperson said.

Passengers travelling from the above countries will not be allowed to bring electronic devices that are more than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide and 1.5cm in depth into the cabin. Any larger items will have to be checked in.

The move follows the United States which has imposed the restrictions on flights originating in Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Doha and Istanbul.
The US has given airlines 96 hours, beginning at 07:00 GMT on Tuesday, to implement the ban, which officials said had no end date.

October 20th, 2016



From 30 October 2016, check-in for long haul flights departing from London Heathrow will close 60 minutes before flight departure time. Check-in for short haul flights will remain unchanged at 45 minutes before flight departure time. 

Please be guided accordingly


September 20th, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7


Very Important Announcement
Following the official recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, the US Department for Transportation has banned the use of these phones if you are flying to or from the United States.
Advice for customers travelling to/from the United States
The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority.
•       If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note7, you must not turn your phone on or connect it to any power source during your journey. 
•       If your bag is checked in at the gate, please remove your Galaxy Note7, and place it in your hand baggage.
•       Refer customers to the FAA website for further information
Advice for customers travelling to/from any other destination:
British Airways recommends that you follow the below advice:
•      Turn off the device.
•      Disconnect the device from any charging equipment.
•      Disable all applications that could inadvertently activate the phone (e.g. alarm clock).
•      Protect the power switch to prevent its unintentional activation.
•      Keep the device in your hand baggage or on your person (do not place it in your checked baggage).
Please be guided accordingly.