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Indian Visa Passport Photos

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.

 

Mexico Currency Notification

The Mexican government has announced that from 13th September 2010 there are 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. 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.

 

Indian visitors visa restrictions

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.

 

Baggage Security Guidelines

Here are the latest guidelines on what you can and cannot carry in your hand luggage and checked luggage.

 

Egypt - Swine Flu precautions

The latest information on precautions being taken by Egyptian authorities against Swine Flu.

 

UK FCO Advice

The United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office also provide a wealth of travel information on their website that may be of use.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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