Passport and Visa Guide
his guide covers passports and visa requirements for the countries where we operate our golf holidays. It is guidance only and you should check your individual requirements with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk.
British Citizens must have a full British Passport in order to travel to all destinations where we operate our golf holidays.
For the Republic of Ireland, British Citizens are permitted to show another form of photographic identification such as a driving licence to enter, however, as most ferry companies and airlines flying from the UK to the Republic of Ireland will require you to have your passport with you, we strongly recommend that you take your passport with you in any event.
For many of our destinations, passports must be valid for at least six months from the date you exit the destination country, so please ensure you have enough validity on your passport. In addition, when travelling to our Worldwide destinations, we advise that your passport contains a minimum of two or three blank pages, as this is often an additional requirement. You should check minimum validity requirements for your destination country with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in plenty of time before your travel date.
Please note that a full British passport presently takes approximately 6 weeks to obtain. If you or any member of your party is 16 or over and do not yet hold a British passport, we recommend that you apply for one at least 6 weeks before your holiday.
European breaks: No visas are required for British passport holders for our European breaks, except for breaks in Turkey which require a 90 day visit visa (£16), which as of April 2014 Visa must be applied for online before you travel to Turkey. Turkish visit visas are valid for multiple stays up to a maximum of 90 days in a 180 day period. To apply, please visit https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/
Worldwide breaks: The following is a guide to visa requirements in the countries included in our Worldwide breaks:
Morocco British nationals do not require entry visas to Morocco for visits of less than three months. You should ensure you get your passport stamped on arrival in Morocco.
South Africa Only stays of 90 days or more require a visa.
Tunisia British passport holders do not require visas for a stay of three months or less.
United Arab Emirates (Dubai) A 30-day visa is given on arrival in the UAE.
USA Most British passport holders can visit the US for up to 90 days under the US Visa Waiver Programme. To travel under the Visa Waiver Programme you must obtain an advance approval for travel by applying online to the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (“ESTA”) at least 72 hours before travel. If you do not apply for an ESTA you will be refused travel. To apply online or to find out more information, go to the official ESTA website at www.esta.cbp.dhs.gov. The travel authorisation is valid for two years or the validity of the holder’s passport (whichever is shorter). There is a nominal per person charge for an ESTA and all payments must be made be credit card. If you don’t have internet access, a third party such as a relative or travel agent, is permitted to apply for the ESTA for you.