Travel information and tips for when travelling to the United Kingdom
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Travel insurance

What is travel insurance?

Travel insurance is to cover the cost of the unforeseen circumstances that may arise, such as illness and injury or theft of your personal possessions while you’re on holiday. It is designed to cover you if you have to cancel your trip before you go, or if you need to return early due to an emergency.

Travel insurance need to knows

Do you travel with or without travel insurance?

What may travel insurance cover?

Get cheap travel insurance, including single trip, annual and winter sports cover. Advice on covid restrictions.

Over-65’s travel insurance

Travel insurance for pre-existing conditions

UK travel insurance

Travel insurance FAQ’s

Travel tips when travelling to the United Kingdom

Try and arrive early in case of traffic unforeseen traffic delays. It’s better to be early instead of leaving your trip to the airport until the last minute.
Make sure all devices are charged up, especially mobile phones.
Think about what the weather will be like when you arrive in the United Kingdom. Chances are whatever the weather is when you leave South Africa will be the total opposite when you arrive in the United kingdom.

Remember if you get on the plane in shorts and a t-shirt, chances are you are going to walk out of the airport in the United Kingdom into minus degrees.
Make sure you have a list of all contacts that you will need in the United Kingdom. Although these will be on your phone, keep a backup list in your hand luggage, just in case you lose your phone.
Try and keep all important documents together in one secure place, you don’t want to chance losing these.
If you have children, make sure you have a few activities for them to keep them occupied on the plane.

Essentials when travelling

  • Passport and visa.
  • Medications
  • Insurance and ID cards
  • Cash, debit cards and credit cards
  • Pen to fill out customs forms
  • Portable charger
  • Earplugs and eye mask
  • Electrical converters and adapters specific to your destination.

At the airport

Transport and directions

Shopping and food

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Travel Reclaiming


Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Check what COVID-19 tests you need to take and the self-isolation rules for travel to England.

If you are overseas and require emergency consular assistance, contact the local British embassy.

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