Useful information

London

Documents

EU passengers require an identity card which allows them to leave the country. Non-EU passengers require a passpor.
Further information: www.iatatravelcentre.com/travelinformation.php

Currency

The currency unit is the British pound sterling (1£-1.5 euro)
Banks are open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am until 3.30pm, sometimes in the city centre some banks are open until 4.30 pm.

Language

Official language is Englis.

Vaccination and Health precautions

Specific health precautions are not required. Before leaving it is recommended to obtain from your own National Health Service the “TEAM” (Tessera Europea di Assicurazione Malattia). In Italian this is known as the “Tessera Sanitaria”, which is the equivalent of the European Health Insurance Card. In case you will be in need of medical assistance, this card will allow you to obtain it for free. This card is a substitute of the old forms E110, E111, E119, E128, and it is available at the Ministero dell' Economia e delle Finanze. This card can be obtain from the National Health Service or, in Italy, ASL where a provisional certificate in place of this card may be obtained.

Compulsory vaccinations: none.

Pets:

About pets entering the country, a low review called ‘Pet Travel Scheme’ (PETS) has been made by the Government. Following certain precautions, it is now possible to avoid to put pets in quarantine. Dogs belonging to some specific breeds are forbidden to enter the country.
Information on website: www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/pets/index.htm

Telephone:

To phone Italy from abroad, the country code is 0039 + city code + phone number.
To phone England from abroad, the country code is 0044+ 20 (London code) + phone number
 

Electronic equipments

Electricity is 220V. There are no problems using our appliance working with 220V. Travellers with different appliance should bring an adaptor and /or transformer, because English plugs have got a special shape.