Passports and visas
A number of the countries in this region are now EU members and do not require UK citizens to carry entry visas. For detailed up-to-date travel advice, UK citizens should visit the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office website before departure: https://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtravel and Facebook.com/FCOtravel.
Travel insurance is compulsory and it is essential to provide evidence of appropriate cover. Should you require further advice regarding travel insurance we are happy to provide contact details for appropriate companies.
No vaccinations are required for most of the countries in which we operate. Detailed health advisories and updates on specific destinations are available on https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx.
What to bring
We recommend that you travel as light as possible – airlines might charge you an extra fee, and during ground transfers, the place might be limited. Ideally, you should bring one piece of luggage weighing not more than 25 kg (to be checked in) and a daily pack (15 – 20 l rucksack) for your daily essentials (snacks, drinking water, camera, etc).
Below is a non-exclusive list of what you should bring to any trip. More detailed info will be included in your holiday information pack. If you need further advice, please contact us or a reputable outdoor retailer.
- Good hiking boots
- Hiking socks
- Several t-shirts (cotton or preferably breathable/fast drying)
- Packable waterproof and windproof jacket with hood
- Synthetic mid layer or warm fleece
- Trainers and/or sandals – to relax and wear inside accommodation
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip salve
- Hat/Baseball cap
- Personal First Aid kit (wet wipes, flu remedies, stomach remedies)