APH Compares FCO-Approved Destinations to Explore this Winter

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With many of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations currently facing a higher threat from terrorism* and other risks such as the Zika virus, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is helping travellers ensure they choose safer holiday spots this winter with a guide comparing some not-so-obvious FCO-approved destinations.


ARMENIA
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Yerevan
  • Armenian Dram
  • Armenian
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Advises against all but essential travel to the parts of the Tavush and Gegharkunik regions, which border Azerbaijan
  • The Monastery of Geghard
  • Shikahogh State Reserve
  • Lake Sevan

 

  • No direct flights available
  • No visa required for British nationals

 

CZECH REPUBLIC
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Prague
  • Czech koruna
  • Czech
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Charles Bridge
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Prague Castle

To Prague from:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham

To Brno from:

  • London

To Ostrava from:

  • London
  • No visa required for British nationals

ESTONIA
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Tallinn
  • Euro
  • Estonia
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Travellers must have the original Vehicle Registration Document if driving in Estonia
  • Lahemaa National Park
  • Kuressaare Castle
  • Estonian Open-Air Museum

To Talinn from:

  • London
  • No visa required for British citizens

ESTONIA
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Tallinn
  • Euro
  • Estonia
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Travellers must have the original Vehicle Registration Document if driving in Estonia
  • Lahemaa National Park
  • Kuressaare Castle
  • Estonian Open-Air Museum

To Talinn from:

  • London
  • No visa required for British citizens

HUNGARY
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Budapest
  • Hungarian forint
  • Hungarian
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Delays at the Hungarian borders with Austria and Serbia may arise due to border enforcement action
  • The Budapest Castle Hill
  • The Széchenyi Medicinal Bath
  • Benedictine Abbey Church

To Budapest from:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham

To Debrecen from:

  • London
  • No visa required for British citizens

ICELAND
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Reykjavik
  • Icelandic króna
  • Icelandic
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Iceland is volcanically and seismically active
  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Westfjords
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

To Reykjavik from:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham

To Akureyri from:

  • Edinburgh

To Edilsstadir from:

  • Edinburgh
  • No visa required for British citizens

LATVIA
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Riga
  • Euro
  • Latvian
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Gauja National Park
  • Ventas Rumba
  • Alberta Iela

To Riga from:

  • Doncaster
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • No visa required for British citizens

LIECHTENSTEIN
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Vaduz
  • Swiss franc
  • German
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Moderate danger of avalanches at some times of the year
  • Vaduz Castle
  • Malbun ski resort
  • Kunstmuseum
  • No direct flights available
  • No visa required for British citizens

LITHUANIA
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Vilnius
  • Euro
  • Lithuanian
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Petty crime is common

 

  • Vilnius Old Town
  • Trakai Castle
  • Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park

To Vilnius from:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Doncaster
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London

To Kaunas from:

  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • London

To Palanga from:

  • London
  • No visa required for British citizens

MALTA
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Valletta
  • Euro
  • Maltese
  • Low threat from terrorism

 

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra
  • Mdina Old City

To Luga from:

  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • No visa required for British citizens

MOLDOVA
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Chișinău
  • Moldovan leu
  • Romanian
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • The region of Transnistria is outside the control of the Moldovan authorities
  • Travellers should avoid taking photographs of military or government buildings
  • Stefan cel Mare Park
  • Cave Monastery
  • Milestii Mici

To Chișinău from:

  • London
  • No visa required for British citizens

POLAND
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Warsaw
  • Polish złoty
  • Polish
  • Low threat from terrorism

 

  • Krakow Main Market Square
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  • Lazienki – Royal Residence Park

To Bydgoszcz from:

  • Birmingham
  • London
  • Glasgow

To Gdansk from:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Doncaster
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle

To Lodz from:

  • London
  • Nottingham

To Lublin from:

  • Doncaster
  • Glasgow
  • London

To Katowice from:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Doncaster
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • London

To Krakow from:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham

To Poznan from:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Doncaster
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • London

To Rzeszow from:

  • Bristol
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham

To Szczecin from:

  • Liverpool
  • London

To Szymany from:

  • London

To Warsaw from:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Doncaster
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham

To Wroclaw from:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Doncaster
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • No visa required for British citizens

SAN MARINO
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • San Marino
  • Euro
  • Italian
  • Low threat from terrorism

 

  • Guaita
  • Centro Storico Di San Marino
  • Mount Titan
  • No direct flights available
  • Closest airport is Federico Fellini International Airport, which is 23km from San Marino
  • No visa required for British citizens but if not staying in a hotel, travellers will need to report their stay to the Italian Foreigners’ Office

 

SLOVENIA
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Ljubljana
  • Euro
  • Slovene
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Travellers must carry their passports at all times due to immigration controls at road and rail border crossings
  • A vignette must be displayed in a vehicle before driving on Slovenian motorways
  • Lake Bled
  • Ljubljana Old Town
  • Postojna Caves

To Ljubljana from:

  • London
  • Manchester
  • No visa required for British citizens but all foreign nationals must register with the police within 3 days of arrival

SWITZERLAND
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Bern
  • Swiss franc
  • Swiss German
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Visitors are advised to check local weather conditions before skiing or hiking
  • Zytglogge
  • Lake Zurich
  • The Matterhorn

To Basel from:

  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • Manchester

To Bern from:

  • Jersey

To Geneva from:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Castletown
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Iverness
  • Jersey
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Southampton

To Sion from:

  • London

To Zurich from:

  • Birmingham
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • Manchester
  • No visa required for British citizens

URUGUAY
CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY PREDOMINANT LANGUAGE FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) ADVICE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM THE UK VISA REQUIRED?
  • Montevideo
  • Uruguayan peso
  • Spanish
  • Low threat from terrorism
  • Visitors are advised to carry a photocopy of their passport at all times
  • Opportunistic street crime is on the rise in Montevideo
  • Barrio Historico
  • Rambla de Montevideo
  • Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
  • No direct flights available
  • No visa required for British passport holders

*Research taken from The Telegraph in July 2016, available from:
www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/maps-and-graphics/Mapped-Terror-threat-around-the-world/

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