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    Select Motor Racing :   Travel Advice
    UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel Advice call 0845 850 289. www.fco.gov.uk - CLICK HERE for online information.

    UK : Met Office for Local and World Weather
    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ - CLICK HERE for online information.

    GMT : World Clock and Travel Information
    https://greenwichmeantime.com/ - CLICK HERE for online information.

    TRAVEL CHECKLISTS

  • Get travel insurance and check that the cover is appropriate.
  • Check what vaccinations you need at least 6 weeks before you go and consider whether you need to take extra health precautions - www.dh.gov.uk
  • Get a good guidebook and get to know your destination. Find out about local laws and customs.
  • Ensure you have a valid passport that is in good condition and the necessary visas.
  • Make copies of your passport, insurance policy plus 24-hour emergency number, and ticket details. Leave these copies, your itinerary and contact details with family and friends.
  • Take another form of ID with you (preferably with a photograph) ie: Driving License.
  • Take enough money for your trip and some back-up funds eg travellers cheques, sterling or US dollars.

    Non EU Countries - Know about where you are going.

  • Get a good guide book and look at the FCO country fact sheets.
  • Make sure you know about local laws especially relating to alcohol and drugs.
  • Try to be aware of any locally endangered animals and plants within your destination country to ensure that you do not unwittingly purchase wildlife souvenirs from endangered plants or animals in which trade may be regulated.
  • Make sure you know about local culture especially relating to dress codes.
  • Take a phrase book that you can use in emergencies.

    Select Motor Racing - 'Travel Guide' - we provide a detailed travel guide for all our Travel Packages to Non EU States.


PASSPORT & VISA:
www.ukpa.gov.uk - provides the latest information for travelers and visa requirements.
Please allow plenty of time for your Visa application to be processed.
Visa Applications : - you may need to use the service of a Professional Visa Processing Company if booking late. If your Visa application is declined our normal cancellation charges apply (see above).
Please ensure that you have a Valid Passport and any Visa Documents required for YOU to travel.
All U.K. citizens must have a full 10 year passport before leaving the U.K. with 6 months validity from the date of return for ALL worldwide destinations.
Non EC passport holders may need visas for certain countries. Passengers should check with the appropriate embassy or consulate to ascertain any visa requirements and the time needed to obtain them. Select Motor Racing cannot accept responsibility for passengers travelling without the correct documentation and we strongly advise all clients to either carry their passports with them or lock them in a hotel security safe throughout their Tour.
Non-European Passport Holders:
Please ensure that you have a Valid Passport and any Visa Documents required for, you will need to complete a Landing Card for Immigration for almost all Countries that you arrive into.

Please Note : For some events you may need to use the services of our Visa Application Company
ie: China to ensure you get your Visa processed in time. There is an additional cost for this service.

  • Our Visa Table below is based on UK/EU Passport Holders.
    When *No is shown conditions apply ie: Brazil/Canada etc UK passport holders do not require a visa to enter Brazil. However, passports must be valid for at least six months and a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds may be requested on arrival. Tourists will be admitted for a stay of up to 90 days which is extendable, at the discretion of the Federal Police, for a further 90 days. Tourists are not allowed to work.
    Example United States : Most British Citizen passport holders do not need a visa to visit the US on business, pleasure or in transit if they intend to stay in the US for less than 90 days and as long as they have a Machine Readable Passport.


  • INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES:
    The United Kingdom Government : Foreign & Commonwealth Office - provides the latest information for travelers.
    www.fco.gov.uk Click Here for online information
    or Phone the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel Advice Center on 0845 850 2829.

    The United States and several other countries now have enhanced security measures to protect travelers. Details on Travelers may be required ie Passport Number / Date of Birth / Full Address, prior to travel. As a responsible Tour operator we must and will request and provide this information (ie. some Hotels require this information).

    Delays in Travel resulting in enhanced security or Airline delays can effect our services provided. Such delays may mean extra cost or travel as a result at your expense. (Example: Our departed service for your Airport and Shuttle Transfers to Hotels).



    HEALTH REQUIREMENTS:
    The United Kingdom Government : Department of Health - provides the latest Health advice for Travelers.
    www.dh.gov.uk Click Here for online information

    In line with EU rules, by 1st January 2006, all EEA (European Economic Area) countries are to issue the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as a replacement for the E111 form. The PPA took over the administration of the scheme from September 2005. The EHIC gives the holder rights to treatment that becomes medically necessary during a temporary visit to EEA (European Economic Area) countries or Switzerland. People who are ordinarily resident in the UK can apply for an EHIC. Each individual traveling requires a card.
    An EHIC will last from 3 to 5 years. All E111s issued prior to 19th August 2004 are now invalid. E111s issued after this will be valid until 31st December 2005. If you no longer have a valid E111, you will need to apply for an EHIC. To apply online click on Apply Now. Alternatively, you can apply: by calling 0845 606 2030; or by picking up an application form from the Post Office

    Vaccinations may be advisable for some countries. Please consult your GP at least two months before departure for advice.

  • Vaccinations ;
    Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from or transiting through an infected area.
    Recommended: Cholera, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis E, Rabies, Typhoid
    Select Motor Racing recommend that you refer also to the Department of Health leaflet "Health Advice for Travelers" which is available at main post offices or by telephoning 0800 555 777.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE - Click Here All clients traveling with Select Motor Racing must be covered by Travel Insurance against loss of money & luggage, medical expenses, cancellation charges in the event of illness prior to departure, etc.

  • Travel 'Guide' Table
    Country
    Language
    Currency
    Visa Required if Non EU
    Extra Health Advice
    Time Difference (GMT)
    Abu Dhabi [UAE] Arabic Emirate Dirham
    Yes
    -
    + 4
    Australia English Aus - Dollar
    Yes
    -
    + 8
    Bahrain Arabic Bahrain Dinar
    Yes
    -
    + 3
    Belgian Flemish - French Euro
    No
    -
    + 1
    Brazil Portuguese (official) Brazilian Real (BRL)
    *No
    -
    - 3
    British English Pound
    -
    -
    +
    Canada English - French Can - Dollar
    *No
    -
    - 5
    China Chinese Chinese Yuan
    Yes
    -
    + 8
    France French Euro
    No
    -
    + 1
    Germany German Euro
    No
    -
    + 1
    Hungary Hungarian Forint
    No
    -
    + 1
    India Hindi Rupee
    Yes
    -
    + 5:30
    Italy Italian Euro
    No
    -
    + 1
    Japan Japanese Yen
    *No
    -
    + 9
    South Korea Korean ROK Won (KRW)
    *No
    -
    + 9
    Malaysia Behasa Melayu Malaysian Ringgit
    *No
    -
    + 8
    Monaco French Euro
    No
    -
    + 1
    Spain Spanish Euro
    No
    -
    + 1
    Singapore Sing English, Malay Sing Dollar
    No
    -
    + 8
    Turkey Turkish New Lira
    Yes
    -
    + 2
    United States English US - Dollar
    *No
    -
    - 5

    Travel Advice - Security & General Tips

    Your experienced Select Motor Racing 'Travel Team' are on hand to assist you at all times.

      The UK (FOC) advice the following on security and laws and customs can help you stay out of trouble while you are abroad.

      Security

    • Be security conscious and take sensible precautions
    • Be alert to unattended baggage in public places
    • Look out for people acting suspiciously near ‘Western’ institutions or gatherings
    • Avoid political and other demonstrations or gatherings
    • Check cars and other vehicles thoroughly for explosive devices before use; especially if the vehicle has been left unguarded for any time
    • Vary your route if making regular journeys
    • Avoid unlit streets at night
    • Carry only the minimum amount of cash that you need for the day
    • Leave your valuables and spare cash in the hotel safe or other secure place
    • Do not flaunt your (relative) wealth
    • Never resist violent theft
    • Check your guidebook, with your hotel or tour guide for warnings on local scam's
    • Should you lose your Hotel Room Key Card, bear in mind that information stored on it may include your name, partial home address, hotel room number, check in and check out dates and credit card number and expiry date.
    • Keep abreast of the local and regional political scene in the media
    • Obey the law

      Find out about local laws and customs.
      Remember that the laws and procedures which apply are those of the country you are in, not the UK’s. However, in the case of sexual offences against children, extra territorial legislation can be used to prosecute offenders in the UK, under UK law, even when the sexual offence has been committed overseas. For further information on combating Child Sex Tourism see ECPAT UK and World Vision UK websites.

    • Do not overstay your visa. You can extend your visa in most places; if you do not you can be imprisoned or fined.
    • Do not work illegally. You can be deported, fined and imprisoned if you do. You may also be prevented from entering the country again in the future.
    • Hobbies that involve the use of cameras and binoculars (like bird watching and train or plane spotting) can be misunderstood (particularly near military sites). If you are not sure, don't do it - it is not worth the risk of being wrongly arrested for spying.
    • Try to be aware of any locally endangered animals and plants within your destination. Be careful when buying wildlife souvenirs so that you don’t unwittingly purchase souvenirs made from endangered plants or animals in which trade may be regulated or banned.

      Drugs

    • DO NOT get involved with drugs
    • Obey local laws. Penalties are often severe and include massive fines and long prison sentences in grim conditions. You can receive the death penalty in some countries. We cannot get you out.
    • NEVER carry packages through Customs for other people.
    • Do not sit in anyone else's vehicle when going through Customs or crossing a border - always get out and walk.
    • Always pack your own baggage and never leave it unattended.
    • If driving do not lend your vehicle to anyone else.
    • Do not give medicines prescribed for you by a doctor to people you meet on your travels.

      Alcohol

    • Be aware of the local laws and attitudes to alcohol.
    • Do not try to import alcohol into a country where it is prohibited - penalties can be severe.
    • Public drunkenness is frowned on wherever you are.

      Driving

    • DO NOT drink and drive.
    • Make sure you know the driving laws, licence requirements and driving conditions specific to the country you are visiting.
    • Make sure your UK driving licence is current and valid. Some countries require you to hold an International Driving Permit (IDP) with your UK licence.
    • If you are staying for an extended period of time or for any reason other than tourism check what the driving licence requirements are.
    • Be aware that in many countries there are on-the-spot fines for traffic offences. Exceptions are not made for foreigners.

      Natural Disaster - If there is a natural disaster or trouble flares up

    • Contact your family and friends to let them know that you are safe and healthy.
    • Do this even if you are not near the area - remember family and friends will not know exactly where you are but they will worry if they think you are in potential danger.

      Money & Credit Cards

    • Use a money belt or secure inside pocket. If you have to carry a lot of money ask your partner or a friend to carry some for you.
    • Don't carry all your cards with you - leave at least one in the hotel safe. If you lose or have your credit card stolen cancel it immediately by phoning the relevant 24-hour emergency number.
    • Change money in banks or legal foreign exchange dealers. It is often illegal to change with unauthorised persons, and you run the risk of receiving fake currency and arrest.
    • Keep all exchange receipts, as you may have to prove you obtained your local currency legally.
    • Ensure your credit card bills are paid and kept up-to-date whilst travelling.
    • Consider where your money goes. Try and put money into local people’s hands; try local drinks rather than imported brands; stay in locally-owned accommodation and try to eat in locally-owned restaurants.

      Travel documents

    • Keep your passport in the hotel safe and carry a photocopy with you.
    • Keep your travel tickets in a safe place.

      If you have anything stolen

    • If your money, passport or anything else is stolen report it at once to the local police.
    • Obtain a police statement about the loss: you will need one to claim against your insurance.
    • Theft of money - phone your bank at home to transfer money or to cancel your credit card using the relevant 24-hour emergency number.
    • Theft of traveler's cheques - contact the issuing agent.
    • Theft of tickets - see your tour representative or airline agent.

      Respect the local Environment

    • Think about what happens to your rubbish e.g. take biodegradable products and a water filter bottle to cut down on plastic waste.
    • Help preserve local wildlife and habitats by respecting rules and regulations. Be aware that buying any wildlife souvenirs or products is highly risky - If in doubt don’t buy! See the UK Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Souvenir Alert! Campaign, which highlights the pitfalls of buying wildlife souvenirs abroad and also Trade Hotspots.
    • Customs throughout the world confiscate illegal souvenirs and in the UK you could face a criminal prosecution and unlimited fines.

      Cultural Awareness
      Get a good guidebook. This will tell you about the country you are visiting. Find out about local laws, customs and culture. Take a phrase book and try speaking the local language. Respect local customs and dress codes. Think about what you wear and how you fit in. Ask your tour operator or guide if you are unsure. Be discreet about your views on cultural differences and behave and dress appropriately, particularly when visiting religious sites, markets and rural communities. Particular care should be taken not to offend Islamic codes of dress and behavior with regard to sexual relations, alcohol and drugs. Always ask an individual’s permission before you take a photograph and respect their reply. In some cultures you should not attempt to photograph women. Don’t haggle too aggressively. In most countries where haggling is the norm, it is done with good humour and not for too long. Although prices are usually inflated for tourists, it’s also important to remember that the discount you are haggling over could be a few pence for you but a significant means of income for a seller. It is always best to err on the side of caution. Behavior that would be regarded as innocuous elsewhere can lead to serious trouble.


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          • Click your Travel Package above, then click / complete the booking form.
          • Race Tickets & Hospitality only bookings, click "Race Tickets" above
           
      I look forward to hearing from you,
      Kevin May
      Select Motor Racing.
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