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Please note, the importation of alcohol, pork and pork products to the Maldives is restricted. We have been advised that from 1st May 2011, the Maldives Customs Service will confiscate all these products from passengers who do not have a special permit from the Maldives Ministry of Economic Development.
Customers applying for an Indian visa are now required to have a photograph of 2 inches by 2 inches (5cm x 5cm). Passport size photos are no longer acceptable.
The Mexican government has announced that from 13th September 2010 there will be restrictions on US Dollar cash flow in Mexico. A maximum of $1500USD can be exchanged in banks and official Foreign Exchange outlets, please note a passport will need to be provided. This means we can no longer accept payment for any excursions or extras in resort, in US Dollars. We recommend that all customers travelling to Mexico take Mexican Pesos with them on holiday. No restrictions have been implemented for transactions made using credit card, debit card or online transfers/payments.
From the 1st May 2010, the Cuban authorities require proof of medical insurance to gain entry to the country. It is essential that you have a copy of a valid travel insurance policy confirming your medical cover in your possession on arrival at the resort airport, so please ensure you keep this easily to hand with your travel documents and passport. If you arrive in Cuba without any proof of medical insurance cover you will be required to purchase this locally at the airport.
We have been advised by the Indian High Commission that with immediate effect the Indian authorities have placed restrictions on the return date of which a visitor can return to India on a visitors visa. The rules say that a person with a multiple entry visitors visa cannot return to India within 60 days of their previous visit. There is provision for a person to apply to the local High Commission abroad and get permission in writing to travel within 60 days. Under those circumstances the passenger would have to register with the Foreigners Regional office on arrival in India. Full details of this new policy are available from the Indian High Commission www.hcilondon.net.
Here are the latest guidelines on what you can and cannot carry in your hand luggage and checked luggage.
The latest information on precautions being taken by Egyptian authorities against Swine Flu.
The United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office also provide a wealth of travel information on their website that may be of use.