UK international travel guide

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UK is part of Europe with main city at London. It's usually 🌀️ 10.00 °C in UK with a rainfall of 🌧 73.75 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in United Kingdom. Internet speed in United Kingdom is on average 13.9 Mbps. In United Kingdom you drive on the left side. Its Developed country with a population of 65M people. The main currency is Pound Sterling. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines (local name: cash machines) are everywhere in United Kingdom. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
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Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

To help get home, limited flights are currently available from London to Australia. If you're in the UK and wish to leave, do so while commercial options are available. Check Qantas and other airlines to find available seats. Follow the Australian High Commission on social media for regular updates on flights leaving the UK. If you' re transiting the UK, you may need to show proof that you have an onward flight booked. From 8 June, if you arrive in the UK you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. You'll be contacted regularly throughout this period to ensure compliance. You may face enforcement action if you don't comply. See Travel for more information. Key transit hubs have suspended transit flights. Check your route with your airline or travel agent. The UK remains in lockdown, however on 11 May the UK Government announced some restrictions in place are gradually easing. You should still stay at home except in the limited circumstances specified by the Prime Minister, listed here: gov.uk/coronavirus. The devolved governments of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales continue to direct citizens and visitors to follow their own public health guidance (see Travel). Police have powers to enforce these rules. We advise you: Do not travel to the United Kingdom.

issued date: May 27, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

United Kingdom uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

United Kingdom uses the British pound (symbol: Β£), code GBP.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 pounds. Pound is subdivided into 100 pence. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 pounds and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 pence.

πŸ’³ Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within United Kingdom (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines (local name: cash machines) are everywhere in United Kingdom. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. United Kingdom has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in United Kingdom. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small β€˜extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in United Kingdom is on average 13.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in United Kingdom is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about Β£12.38, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: 3 (Three), EE (Everything Everywhere), O2 or Vodafone. United Kingdom uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in United Kingdom upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call United Kingdom, dial +, then 44 (the country code for United Kingdom), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within United Kingdom, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 121 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In United Kingdom you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 113 km/h (70 mph) on motorways, 113 km/h (70 mph) on expressways, 48 km/h (29 mph) in all built-up areas and 97 km/h (60 mph) on undivided highways. Left turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.08%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 0800 88 77 66 (Automobile Association AA) or 0333 2000 999 (RAC). For general news on United Kingdom's traffic use Traffic England, Automobile Association (AA) or Highways England. For news on United Kingdom’s motorways and tolls use M6 toll, Transport for London or UK Toll Roads. Most popular petrol stations in United Kingdom are Asda, Tesco, Shell, Sainsburys, Esso, Morrisons and BP. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called petrol, Super unleaded (98) or Unleaded (95). Petrol costs about Β£1.09 per liter.Diesel option is called Diesel.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Useful Information
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Last updated: May 21, 2020