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Practical information and advice

Everything you need to plan a trip to England. Practical travel advice, information on what you can and can't bring in, visa services and advice on studying at one of England's prestigious universities.

It is always important on any holiday to take sensible precautions and travel with adequate travel insurance to cover medical treatment and personal belongings. Before you arrive make sure that you have the necessary visas (where applicable) to enter the UK.

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Visas

Do you need a visa to enter the UK? Find out here.

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Customs

Find out what you can and can't bring into the country.

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Studying in England

England's universities are amongst the best in the world.

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Medical information

If you become ill while visiting England, you are eligible for free emergency treatment in the Accident and Emergency departments of National Health Service hospitals.

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Money and currency

England, like the rest of the UK uses the Great British Pound (£) GBP. Check out today's exchange rate.

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England's weather

No, it's not always raining! In fact, in the summer temperatures frequently exceed 30 degrees Celsius. See a five day forecast.

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