I need a visa?
A passport is
required. Tourists are not obliged to obtain a visa for stays of
up to six months in the United Kingdom.
While good medical
services are widely available, free care under the National Health
System is allowed only to U.K. residents. Tourists and short-term
visitors can expect charges roughly comparable to those assessed
in the U.S. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or
medical evacuation can cost thousands of dollars or more. Doctors
and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.
do not need any special vaccinations to visit Britain.
To hire a car,
you have to be over 23 years old and have a valid driving licence.
There are a
number of car hire companies but it is recommended to use an established
0870 400 4562
Avis Central reservations: 0990-900 500
Budget Central linkline: 0800-181 181
Hertz Worldwide Reservations Central reservations: 0990-996 699
Outside the UK
The new dialling code for Central London is +44 (0)20 7 or +44(0)20
Calls From The United Kingdom
To the USA and Canada: Dial 001 then the area code (e.g. 001 212
York City) then the rest of the telephone number.
To make a call anywhere outside the USA or Canada: Dial 00 followed
by your country code, the local area code (remembering to omit the
first 0), and finally the phone number.
you are having problems then dial 153 for international directories
and they will be able to help you.
a 240-volt system and electrical items use three-prong plugs. Adaptors
can be bought in all major retail outlets or at the airport on arrival