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Travel Advice by Country:
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Often has information not included above. Source: Foreign Office (UK)

Health and Vaccination info:
source: CDC (US)

Driving Info & Rules

Opens driving info pages on other sites. For most European countries they are PDF documents on the UK's AA website.

Flights price comparison

Skyscanner came out as first choice for flights in Travelchimp's review.

  • Not bothered about a specific airport? You can even enter a country e.g. "Germany" in the "To" or "From" box to get countrywide prices.
  • Flexible dates? Skyscanner's date pickerallows you to choose whole months.

Visa needed?
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Entry Requirements ("Visa") and Customs information for:

Visa Info notes: You will need passport details (expiry date etc affect entry requirements)

Customs Info Notes: Items you can and cannot take into, or out of, a country.
Plus info on entry requirements for your Pets.

Note: This form opens IATA's visa widget. Although IATA is a most trusted source of worldwide Visa/Customs information, errors happen; so you should confirm its advice with the relevant countries embassy.

Hotels price comparison

Compare prices from hundreds of booking sites and hotel chains. 1.5 Million reviews, descriptions, pictures and maps.

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Search for Hostels
HostelWorld: We like it because of the number of hostels and reviews available (its the biggest hostel booking company).

Currency Converter
(data source Yahoo Finance)


Search holidays, tours & adventures
  • TourRadar searches 150+ tour operators at once
  • Thousands of tours with reviews.

  • All types: sightseeing, cultural, historic, activity and adventure.
  • e.g. Shakespeare and England, Amalfi Coast, Kayak in Costa Rica, India by rail, trek to Everest base camp.

N.B. on many tours you will have to make your own arrangements to get to the departure point of the tour.
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Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance Price Comparison Sites

SquareMouthcame top in Travelchimps review of North American Travel Insurance price comparison sites. Note: none of the comparison sites appeared to offer insurance for trips abroad of 6 months+. For backpacker/gap year/extended vacation travel insurance try companies like WorldNomads (below)

WorldNomads travel insurance is available to people of 140 countries.

Emergencies & Embassy Finder

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Car Hire price comparison

Most "price comparison" sites are really brokers, Carrentals is a true comparison site - to book you are transferred to the website of the car hire company/broker you selected.

(see this article on Car Hire pitfalls).

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Rail & Coach (links only)

Coach & Bus worldwide:

Megabus Coach / Bus Travel (US, Canada, Europe, UK)

Travel Canada:

Via Rail - main Passenger Rail company
Canrail Pass etc. from Via Rail

Travel USA:

Amtrak Amtrak USA Rail Pass
Greyhound US COACH travel
Coach USA

Travel Europe: - Interrail Pass (European residents) - Eurail Pass (those resident outside Europe)
Eurostar UK to Europe by Rail UK and Eurostar rail tickets
National Express UK COACH travel>

Travel Japan: Information on the Japan Rail Pass