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Health & Visa preparations for you trip

Here you can find useful information about vaccinations and visas, required to travel to each country.

You MUST check with your GP before taking any vaccines. We recommended for you consider also :

Yellow Fever - you must have a certificate in order to enter some countries, please contact us as the countries can change.

Typhoid. And that take with you sachets of "Dioralyte" to dilute in clean water and take in case of loss of body fluids to prevent dehydration.

There are more vaccines available to protect you from various illnesses. Please contact your GP.

VISA information is found in the page for each country listed below. 

Flying to the USA : British passengers flying to, or with connecting flights in, the United States of America must apply for ESTA (Visa Waiver), we advised you to apply at least 72 hours in advance. ESTA can be obtained by visiting the Visit USA Website, the cost is paid by card (approx. USD14).

  • Antarctica

    Visas & Documentation

    Antarctica is managed by more than 50 nations via the Antarctic Treaty System, so there are no official passport stamps. Because of the Antarctica Treaty, no visa is required. However, you will be required to obtain a permit.

    • If you are travelling by cruise ship with Veloso Tours, then we will liaise the permit for you. Please check with us prior your departure.
    • Travel insurance is required to visit Antarctica.
    • More information about visiting please consult the Antarctica Guide.

     


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Antarctica.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    There are no vaccinations required to visit Antarctica.

  • Argentina

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A valid passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Argentina departure tickets.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).

     For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Argentina.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Tetanus, Diphtheria
    • Yellow fever: For travellers from 9 months going to Corrientes and Misiones Provinces.

     Health precautions:

    • Malaria risk is very low, being partial to the departments of Oran and San Martin in the north of the country, and to a lesser extent Corrientes and Misiones provinces. There is no risk in other parts of the country.

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Belize

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 30 days

     Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A valid passport with a remaining validity of least three months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Belize departure tickets.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).

     For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Belize.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Tetanus, Hepatitis A

      Health precautions:

    • Malaria risk exists in some areas of Stan Creek and is negligible elsewhere. Recommended prevention in risk areas.  

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Bolivia

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country: 

    • A passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline ticket
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary)

     


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Bolivia.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Yellow fever vaccination is recommended if travelling to risk areas in Bolivia, such as: Caranavi in Los Yungas -La Paz, Madidi National Park, Chapare and Carrasco National Park in Cochabamba, Amboró National Park and Jesuit Missions -Santa Cruz and other places in the Bolivian jungle.
    • Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria.

    Health precautions:

    Malaria risk exists in the jungle areas.

    Vaccinations should ideally be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure. 

    For more information on the type of prevention please check IATA Travel Centre.

     

  • Brazil

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A valid passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds
    • Brazil departure tickets
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary)
    • Yellow Fever Certificate is a compulsory requirement for entry if arriving from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru or Colombia

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Brazil.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None if arriving from the UK. 

    However, please note that Yellow Fever Certificate is a compulsory requirement for entry if arriving from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru or Colombia

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A
    • Yellow fever: For travellers from  9 months travelling to rural areas in Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Distrito Federal, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Para, Rondonia, Roraima and Tocantins, and some areas of the following states: Bahia, Parana, Piaui, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo,Alcobasa; Belmonte; Canavieiras; Caravelas; Ilheus; Itacare; Mucuri; Nova Visosa; Porto Seguro; Prado; Santa Cruz Cabralia; Una; Urusuca; Almadina; Anage; Arataca; Barra do Chosa; Barro Preto; Belo Campo; Buerarema; Caatiba; Camacan; Candido Sales; Coaraci; CondeUba; Cordeiros; Encruzilhada; Eunapolis; Firmino Alves; Floresta Azul; Guaratinga; Ibicarai; Ibicui; Ibirapua; Itabela; Itabuna;Itagimirim; Itaju do Colonia; Itajuipe; Itamaraju; Itambe; Itanhem; Itape; Itapebi; Itapetinga; Itapitanga; Itarantim; Itororo; Jucurusu; Jussari; Lajedao; Macarani; Maiquinique; Mascote; Medeiros Neto; Nova Canaa; Pau Brasil; Piripa; Planalto; Posoes; Potiragua; Ribeirao do Largo; Santa Cruz da Vitoria; Santa Luzia; Sao Jose da Vitoria; Teixeira de Freitas; Tremedal; Vereda; Vitoria da Conquista and Iguazu Falls. 

     Health precautions:

    • Malaria risk exists in most arboreal areas below 900 meters within the Amazon region. Transmission intensity varies from one area to another.  Recommended prevention in risk areas

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Caribbean

    Visas & Documentation

    1.  St. Maarten

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of least six months.

    • Departure tickets
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary)

    2. Anguilla

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 3 months.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Departure tickets
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary)
    • Yellow fever vaccination certificate mandatory if arriving within 6 days after leaving or transiting countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

    3. Turks and Caicos

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds.
    • Departure tickets.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).

    4. British Virgin Island

    British nationals do not require a visa to visit the British Virgin Islands. It is standard practice for BVI immigration authorities to issue you with a 1-month entry stamp upon arrival

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country: 

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary)

    5. Aruba – Bonaire - Curacao

    British nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of least six months.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary)
    • Under Health Procedures, a certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required from travellers over 6 months of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. (Except Aruba).

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for the Caribbean.

    1. St. Maarten:

    Compulsory vaccinations: None

    Optional vaccinations:  Tetanus, Hepatitis A, B, Yellow Fever

    2. Anguilla:

    Compulsory vaccinations: None

    Optional vaccinations:   Yellow Fever, Tetanus

    3. Turks and Caicos:

    Compulsory vaccinationsNone

    Optional vaccinations:   Tetanus

    4. British Virgin Island:

    Compulsory vaccinationsNone

    Optional vaccinations: Tetanus, Hepatitis A

    Health precautions: Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed and the number of cases in the area is increasing. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes:

    5. Aruba – Bonaire - Curacao:

    Compulsory vaccinations: None

    Optional vaccinations:  Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Rabies

    Health precautions: Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes:

     

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check Travel Health Pro.

  • Chile

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country: 

    • A valid passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline ticket.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).

     For more information check on Visa Central.


    Vaccinations

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None

    Optional Vaccinations:

    None

    For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

     

  • China

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do require a Visa for tourist purposes.

    • For visa requirements please check at the Visa Application Center, London office address: Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8DU, Tel:+44(0)20 7776 7888 Fax:+44(0)20 7710 6001,  ukcentre@visaforchina.org
    • Upon booking Veloso Tours' travellers will be given detailed guidance documents and will enjoy the support of our Travel Consultants to help smooth the process.
    • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over 9 months of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for China.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A
    • Yellow fever: There is no risk of yellow fever in China, however, there is a certificate requirement.

     Health precautions:

    •  Malaria:  Limited malaria transmission still exists in areas in Yunnan Province bordering Myanmar and very few areas in Tibet. Indigenous cases are reported only in Yunnan Province and cases resistant to artemisinin-derived drugs have not yet been identified. Recommended prevention in risk areas.

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Colombia

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Colombia departure tickets.
    • Visitors over 6 years of age travelling to San Andres are required to purchase a Tourist Card. Fee: approximately £30.
    • Visitors over 6 years of age travelling to Leticia are required to purchase a Tourist Card. Fee: approximately £5
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).
    • Applicants travelling to a Yellow Fever risk area in Colombia or arriving from a Yellow Fever risk country must provide a Yellow Fever certificate showing vaccine administration at least 10 days prior to entry into Colombia. A list of Yellow Fever risk countries and areas can be found here

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Colombia.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None in arriving from the UK.

    However, passengers travelling to a Yellow Fever risk area in Colombia or arriving from a Yellow Fever risk country must provide a Yellow Fever certificate showing vaccine administration at least 10 days prior to entry into Colombia. A list of Yellow Fever risk countries and areas can be found here

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Tetanus, Hepatitis A
    • Yellow fever: recommended for all travellers except for those travelling only to: Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena and Medellin; or areas above 2300 meters; or San Andres y Providencia and the capital city of Bogota.

    Health precautions:

    • Malaria risk is high in some municipalities of the departments of Antioquia (Apartado, Turbo, Neococli, San Juan de Uraba, Arboletes, Caceres, El Bagre, Taraza, Zaragoza, Segovia Nechi, Caucasia, Remedios and Mutata), Bolivar (San Pablo, Tiquisio, Talaigua Nuevo, Cantagallo y Norosi), Cauca (Guapi, Timbiqui and Lopez de Micay), Choco (all municipalities), Cordoba (the municipalities of Tierralta, Puerto Libertador, Valencia and Monteliebano), and Narino (Tumaco, Barbacoas, Roberto Payan, Mosquera, El Charco, Magui Payan, Santinga, Pizarro, Santa Barbara de Iscuande). A lesser risk exists in some municipalities of Amazonas, Caqueta, Guaviare, Guainia, Meta, Putumayo, Vaupes, and Vichada. Resistance of P. falciparum to Chloroquine and Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine have been documented. Recommended prevention in all risk areas.

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Costa Rica

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A valid passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline ticket
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary)
    • Yellow fever Vaccination required if arriving within 10 days after leaving or transiting Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela and Zambia.a.

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Costa Rica.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None if arriving from the UK. 

    However, passengers that come from a Yellow Fever risk countrymust show the respective proof of vaccination when entering Costa Rica.

    Exemptions:

    Passengers who when in Colombia only visited Barranquilla, Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin or San Andres and Providencia. 

    Expectant mothers (or when in the breastfeeding period) and those holding a proof of medical contraindication.

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Hepatitis A-B, Tetanus.

    Health precautions:

    •  Malaria: Negligible or no risk of malaria transmission exists.

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Cuba

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • Tourist Card must be obtained prior to arrival in Cuba. Veloso Tours can assist you to obtain it if you require, the cost is £45 per person.
    • All visitors are required to hold travel insurance to cover their medical expenses while in Cuba. The travel insurance must be purchased before travel.
    • A valid passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline ticket.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).
    • Yellow fever certificate is required if arriving from Angola, Brazil or Congo (Dem. Rep.).
    • Please note that immigration officers reserve the right to request more information and documents at their discretion.

    For more information check on IATA Travel Centre.


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Cuba.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None

    However, yellow fever certificate is required if arriving from Angola, Brazil or Congo (Dem. Rep.).

    Exemption:  Passengers transiting Angola, Brazil or Congo (Dem. Rep) within 12 hours if not leaving the transit areas.

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Tetanus, Hepatitis A-B.

    Health precautions:

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Ecuador

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds
    • Ecuador departure tickets
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary)
    • Passengers who have spent more than 12 hours in Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo or Uganda en route to Ecuador will be required to present an International Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate that shows the vaccine was applied 10 days before arrival in Ecuador. This requirement applies to all passengers over 1 year of age.

    For more information check on Visa Central

    Visitors to Galapagos Islands must: 

    • Pre-register on the Gobierno Galapagos website.  When you travel with Veloso Tours, we can arrange this for you.
    • Obtain a Transit Control Card, at least 2 hours prior to departure at Quito (UIO) or Guayaquil (GYE). Fee: USD 20.
    • Clients arriving in Ecuador after a trip to Brazil, need a yellow fever certificate.
    • All tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands must pay an entry tax, adults $100, and children $50.
    • Extension of stay possible for visitors who do not require a visa to enter Ecuador.

     


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Ecuador.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None if arriving from the UK.

    However, passengers who have spent more than 12 hours in Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo or Uganda en route to Ecuador will be required to present an International Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate that shows the vaccine was applied 10 days before arrival in Ecuador. This requirement applies to all passengers over 1 year of age.

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Yellow fever: For travellers from 9 months travelling to Morona-Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Sucumbíos and Zamora-Chinchipe. 
    • Tetanus, Hepatitis A.

    Health precautions:

    Malaria risk exists throughout the year below 1500 m, with modest risk in coastal provinces. The risk is low in Quito and in provinces in the Sierra region. The risk is present in the Amazon region, Morona Santiago, Pastaza, Orellana and Sucumbíos, Esmeraldas and Pastaza.

    Vaccinations should ideally be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure. 

    For more information on the type of prevention please check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Falkland Islands

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 30 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country: 

    • A passport valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline ticket.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for  the Falklands.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None.

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Tetanus, Hepatitis B

    Residents in the United Kingdom who are eligible for treatment on the UK NHS, are entitled to under a mutual healthcare arrangement, though, this does not include aeromedical evacuation.

    Vaccinations should ideally be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.   For more information on the type of prevention please check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Guatemala

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A valid passport with a remaining validity of least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Guatemala departure tickets.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Guatemala

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None 

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Tetanus, Hepatitis A/B

    Health precautions:

    Malaria risk exists throughout the year below 1500 m and limited risk in the municipality of Masagua in the department of Escuintla.The risk of malaria is highest in the departments of Escuintla (especially in the municipalities of Gomera, Masagua, Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa and Tiquisate) and Alta Verapaz (in the municipalities of Telemán, Panzós and La Tinta). The risk is moderate in the departments of Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu and Izabal. The risk is low in the rest of the departments (Chiquimula, Zacapa, Baja Verapaz, San Marcos, Peten, Jutiapa, Jalapa, El Progreso, Santa Rosa, Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Huehuetenango, and Quiche).  Recommended prevention in risk areas

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Guyanas

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country: 

    • A passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline ticket.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).
    • Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission or having transited through an airport of a country with risk.

    For more information check on Visa Central

     


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for the Guayanas.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Yellow fever: There is a risk of transmission throughout the country. Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission or having transited through an airport of a country with risk.
    •  Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever.

    Health precautions:

    Malaria risk is high throughout the year in all parts of the interior. Sporadic cases of malaria have been reported from the densely populated coastal belt. 

    Vaccinations should ideally be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.   For more information on the type of prevention please check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Mexico

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 180 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of at least six months, passengers with a non-machine readable passport are not allowed to enter or transit Mexico.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Mexico departure tickets.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Mexico.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None.

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria.

    Health precautions: 

    • Malaria: Optional prevention in moderate risk areas, in following localities: Chiapas, Chihuahua, Durango, Nayarit, Quintana Roo and Sinaloa.

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Nicaragua

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country: 

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Nicaragua departure tickets.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary)
    • Yellow fever vaccination certificate is strictly required from the immigration authorities, if arriving from the following countries (even if only in transit): Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Guyana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Venezuela.
    • All visitors are required to obtain a Tourist Card on arrival. Fee: USD 10.

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Nicaragua.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None if arriving from the UK.

    However, vaccination against yellow fever is strictly required from the immigration authorities, if arriving from the following countries (even if only in transit): Angola, Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Guyana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Venezuela.

    We recommend getting the vaccination at least 15 days before your arrival to Nicaragua.

    Optional Vaccinations: 

    •  Tetanus, Hepatitis A, B, Yellow Fever

    Health precautions: 

    • Malaria risk is low but exists in areas such as Boaco, Chinandega, Jinoteca, Leon and Matagalpa. Cases are reported from other municipalities in the central and western departments but the risk in these areas is considered to be very low or negligible. 

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Panama

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens and EU Countries do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Panama departure tickets.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).
    • Yellow fever vaccination certificate if arriving from South America, Central Africa and East Africa. Passengers must have a vaccination certificate issued at least 10 days before arrival.

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Panama.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None if arriving from the UK.

    However, Vaccination against yellow fever required if arriving from South America, Central Africa and East Africa. Passengers must have a vaccination certificate issued at least 10 days before arrival.  Vaccination recommended as well for passengers of 9 months of age and older travelling to all mainland areas east of the area surrounding the Canal (the entire comarcas of Embera and Kuna Yala, the province of Darien and areas of the provinces of Colon and Panama that are east of the Canal).

    Optional Vaccinations:

    •  Tetanus, Hepatitis A, B, rabies, especially when visiting specific regions such as Darién, Kuna Yala, and some other remote communities. 

    Health precautions:

    Malaria risk exists throughout the year remote areas of El Darien. In addition, cases of Zika virus has been reported, so we recommend the use of repellent. 

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Peru

    Visas & Documentation

    • British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 60 days (after that period passenger require to pay VAT for hotel services). Please note if you are a British ‘Subject’ rather than ‘Citizen’, visas may be required for certain countries.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Peru departure tickets.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary.
    • Ensure that your passport is STAMPED when crossing borders since the absence of entry and exit visas can cause problems with over-officious border control personnel.
    • British passengers travelling to or transferring through the US must apply for ESTA (Visa Waiver), we advised you to apply at least 72 hours in advance. ESTA can be obtained by visiting the Visit USA Website, the cost is paid by card (approx. USD14).
    • All clients travelling with Veloso Tours must have appropriate insurance.

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Peru.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None.

    Optional Vaccinations:

    • Yellow fever: For travellers from  9 months travelling to the Amazon region, Madre de Dios, Puno, Cuzco, Junín, Pasco and Huánuco, Apurimac, La Libertad, Cajamarca, Ayacucho and Piura.

     

    Health precautions:

    Malaria risk exists throughout the year in rural areas in inter-Andean valleys at altitudes below 2300 meters and in the high and low Amazonian jungle regions. The 45 highest-risk districts where the largest number of cases are concentrated are in the regions of Amazonas, Junín, San Martin and principally Loreto.

    Vaccinations should ideally be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure. For more information on the type of prevention please check IATA Travel Centre.

  • Uruguay

    Visas & Documentation

    British Citizens do not require a Visa for tourist purposes, for a stay of up to 90 days.

    Travellers must hold the following documents, which may be required by the authorities when entering the country:

    • A machine-readable passport with a remaining validity of at least six months.
    • Proof of adequate funds.
    • Departure tickets.
    • Travel itinerary indicating the purpose of your trip (this will be provided by us in your final itinerary).

    For more information check on Visa Central


    Vaccinations

    The below is correct at time of publication. Please check the MASTA website for up-to-date vaccination guidelines for Uruguay.

    Compulsory vaccinations: 

    None.

    Optional Vaccinations:

    •  Tetanus, Hepatitis A, B

    Vaccinations should be started minimum one week before departure and no later than the first day of exposure.  For detailed information check MASTA Travel Health  

    Health precautions:

    Negligible risk of dengue. As precaution, you should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.