Planning for Deposition Travel to the United Kingdom
The International Team at Planet Depos regularly handles deposition travel to the U.K. and is happy to share our top travel tips.
Entry Requirements for the United Kingdom
The U.K. does not require a tourist visa for stays of less than 90 days. You will need a passport valid at the time of entry, and Planet Depos strongly recommends traveling with a passport valid no less than 6 months post your departure date from the U.K. You need 1 blank passport page for your entry stamp. However, Planet Depos recommends traveling with at least 2 blank passport pages. There are several direct flights from the U.S. to the U.K.
For more information, you may also contact the British Embassy in the United States (3100 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC 20008): British Embassy
Flying to the United Kingdom
- London Heathrow Airport (LHR) – London (Heathrow)
- Belfast International Airport (BFS) – Belfast (Belfast)
- Manchester International Airport (MAN) – Manchester (Manchester)
Airlines offering direct flights to the United Kingdom include:
Travel in the United Kingdom
You can also download the SmartTravel App for your smartphone created by the U.S. Department of State.
Staying in the United Kingdom
There are many locations to take depositions in the U.K. For example, London offers many deluxe hotels to meet your conference room and lodging needs. Planet Depos has established relationships with many hotels throughout the U.K., and we will gladly assist with your conference room needs and hotel recommendations.
Medical Information for the United Kingdom
There are several excellent medical facilities in the U.K. For a list of these facilities, and additional medical/emergency information, please go to:
For updated health information, including health travel alerts and immunizations, please visit U.K. specific website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at:
The U.K. uses the pound. However, notes issued by the Bank of England are not legal tender outside of England and Wales, and notes issued by Ulster Bank are not legal tender outside of Northern Ireland. In any event, American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are all widely accepted throughout the U.K. ATMS are also widely available.
For up-to-date information on the local conversion rate, please visit a reputable currency converter website such as http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ which also offers an app for smartphones.
The U.K. experiences very changeable weather. Extreme temperatures are rare, however. Summers tend to be warm and damp, while summers are mild. The U.K. is notorious for rain, but it rarely rains for longer than 2 to 3 hours at a time. Overcast skies are more common. Scotland and northwestern England are often rainy and cold. The northeast and Midlands are cool but have less rain. The southeast is generally warm and dry, while the southeast is usually warm but wet. Wales and Northern Ireland have cool temperatures and moderate rainfall.