Getting to Britain

Passport and visa requirements for entering the UK

Boy running through the grounds at Rochester Castle on a sunny day.

Please note: Following the recent referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union (EU), there are currently no changes in the way people travel to Britain. The following guidelines still apply:

If you're planning an adventure to the UK, depending on your nationality and your reason for visiting, you may need to organise a visa. 

If you're an American, Canadian or Australian tourist, you'll be able to travel visa-free throughout the UK, providing you have a valid passport and your reason for visiting meets the immigration rules

Citizens from some South American and Caribbean countries as well as Japan are also able to travel visa-free around the UK. 

European Union citizens, non-EU member states of the EEA (Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland), Switzerland, and members of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) do not need a visa to enter the UK. 

If you have any further visa questions visit the official UK government website.