Delegates are requested to make their own arrangements for a UK entry visa (if required) and travel insurance cover. At request we will provide a letter to support your UK visa application.
Visitors from within the European Economic Area and Switzerland do not need a visa to travel to the UK; more information. For all other visitors a Standard Visitor visa can be obtained for short-term leisure or business-related visits to the UK. The cost is £89.00
Health and Travel Insurance
The NHS (National Health Service) in England is a residence-based system, which means all visitors to the UK may need to pay for health care depending on their circumstances:
Visitors from the EEA or Switzerland will need a valid EHIC insurance card issued by your home country.
Visitors from outside the EEA must be covered for personal medical and travel insurance. If you do not have this you could be charged at 150% of the standard NHS rate.
There are some exemptions, details of which can be found via link – it is advised that you read this information carefully.
*Please note all travel, visa, health & travel insurance costs are the responsibility of the traveller – these personal costs will not be reimbursed.*
Currency and ATMs:
Currency is £ Pound Sterling, there are numerous ATMs around Oxford (for locations please see the map below).
These are 3-pinned sockets, please bring the appropriate adaptor.
During the September conference the time zone in the UK will be British Summer Time (BST).
The temperature in the UK in late September is likely to be from +15 to 20 degrees Celsius and it may be rainy. It would be advisable to bring light clothing for the day, warm clothing for the cooler evenings and a waterproof or an umbrella.
Water: Almost all water that comes out of the taps in the UK is drinking water.
Pharmacy (with late opening hours) – Boots the Chemist Located in the city centre, open 8:00-22:00 Monday-Saturday, and 11:00-17:00 on Sunday +44 (0)1865 247461.
Sainsbury’s is a small supermarket selling essentials. It is a short walk away (approx. 10 minutes), open from 7am until 12 midnight; 7 Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 3AD.
Tesco is another small supermarket selling essentials. It is a short walk away (approx. 10 minutes), open from 7am until 12 midnight; Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 3AD.
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