Changes to entering the UK using EU ID cards

From 1st 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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  • The East Coast

    The East Coast travel guide


    Located just two and a half hours from the UK by plane and blessed with stunning beaches, Tunisia is a favourite alternative to the northern Mediterranean coast and islands among European sun-seekers. The mysterious and magical Sahara Desert, intriguing cuisine, historical sites and modern infrastructure add to the country's appeal, making it a well-rounded summer destination.

    Tunisia's riviera extends for about 800 miles (1,287km) south of the capital, Tunis, and boasts an abundance of luxury resort towns, the most notable of which are Hammamet, Port El Kantaoui, Sousse and Monastir (Skanes). The strip is bursting with attractive hotels and apartment blocks, and is fast becoming known as one of the best value destinations in the Mediterranean.

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    The east coast region borders a hot Mediterranean climate in the north, and a hot semi-arid climate in the south. Summers are short, hot, muggy and clear, while winters are long, cool, windy and mostly clear. The best months for a visit are April, May and November, when travellers are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures between 68F (20C) and 77F (25C).

    Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport
    Location: 5 miles (8km) west of Monastir
    Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
    Getting to the city: There is a light rail located in front of the airport with service to Monastir and Sousse every 30 minutes.
    Car Rental: Heritiers Afric Autos (Avis) and Dim Rent A Car operate car hire facilities at Monastir Airport.
    Airport Taxis: There are yellow taxis located outside the terminal building.
    Facilities: The terminal has restaurants, duty-free shopping, banks, currency exchange facilities, a tourist information centre, baby-changing facilities, and a first aid station.
    Parking There are parking facilities for cars and buses adjacent to the terminal.

    No direct flights from Heathrow to this Destination