Terminal Drop-Off Charge

From 1 November 2021, a £5 charge will apply for vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions will apply. Free drop-off will be available at the Long Stay car parks.

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Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will need to use a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document to enter the UK, though some exemptions will apply. 

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    Bordered by Ontario to the east, Saskatchewan to the west and the US to the south, the province of Manitoba is located on the stunningly beautiful and evocative Canadian Prairies. It's a predominantly agricultural region, but is steeped in history and culture, with locals and visitors enjoying an active outdoor lifestyle centred on fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing.

    Manitoba's capital and largest city, Winnipeg is a fantastic place to explore and is located close to its eponymous lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Those travellers keen to explore beyond the city's limits will be pleased to know that greater Manitoba boasts incredible natural splendour, a rich cultural history and a number of exciting attractions.

    The province is believed to have been first inhabited shortly after the last glaciers melted away, as a large amount of boulder mosaics and medicine wheels can be found near Turtle Mountain in the southwest. North American aboriginals went on to inhabit the land before Henry Hudson sailed into what is now known as Hudson Bay in 1611.

    The winter months in Manitoba provide perfect conditions for tobogganing, skating and snowmobiling, although heavy snowstorms are common and those unfamiliar with the terrain should beware of plummeting temperatures, which can drop as low as -40°F (-40°C). On the other hand, Manitoba compensates with equally extreme summers and plenty of sunshine year round.

    Along with trips out to Oak Hammock Marsh, summer in Manitoba sees visitors spotting polar bears and beluga whales in Churchill, black bear and bison in Riding Mountain National Park and moose in Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park.

    All in all, fascinating Manitoba is a nature lover's paradise.

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    Winnipeg's humid continental climate produces warm summers from late May to late September, and around 20 inches (50.8cm) of rainfall throughout the year. With an average of 2,727 hours of clear skies and around 2,372 hours of sunlight throughout the year, Winnipeg claims to be one of Canada's sunniest cities. That said, winter lasts from late November to early March and can have minimum temperatures as low as -9°F (-23°C) in the depths of the cold season. Summer heats up to 79°F (26°C) at the height of the warm season.

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    Winnipeg has a comprehensive public transport system that consists of buses, cycling routes, trains and taxis. Local bus services are run by Winnipeg Transit, which operates over 80 fixed routes throughout the city. Buses generally run from 6am to around midnight and can be halted between stops after 7pm, provided the driver is given advance warning. There is also a Rapid Transit route in the southwest of the city, as well as a free bus service in the city centre called Downtown Spirit.

    Winnipeg also has a network of cycling and bus lanes as part of an effort to decrease commute times. Trains are primarily used for travel to surrounding cities and are run by VIA Rail.

    Taxis are widely available and can either be hailed in the street or called in advance. Reputable taxi companies will use a meter which should be switched on at the beginning of the journey. Ride-hailing apps such Uber also operate in Winnipeg.