126For availability, information and bookings visit: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.ukTravel adviceThe Travel Advice Unit of the Foreign andCommonwealth Office may issue adviceabout your destination. Checking any suchadvice before you travel is very highlyadvised:Web fco.gov.ukTelephone0845 850 2829 Passports and visasBritish citizens need a valid UK passport forall destinations in this brochure, except theRepublic of Ireland (where they nonethelessrequire some form of photographic identity)and the Channel Islands.Children and babies need their ownpassport. At the time of publication, visas arenot needed for UK citizens visiting anyEuropean destinations in this brochure. Other nationalities should check theirpassport and visa requirements with theappropriate embassies or consulates in theircountry of residence well before they travel.The UK Passport Service recommends thatpassport applications should be made atleast six weeks before they are needed.More information and application details canbe found on the UK passport agencieswebsite or through most Post Offices.Web ukpa.gov.ukDriving licencesYou must have a driving licence valid for allcountries in which you drive.The old-style green UK licence is valid insome countries only if backed up by anInternational Driving Permit. This is availablefrom the AA or RAC for a small fee and apassport-style photograph. In some cases, you may also need to take atranslation of your licence in the language ofany country you visit. We suggest exchangeof such licences for the new style photocardlicence, which must also be accompanied bythe paper copy of the licence in order to be valid.Both the old-style pink European Unionissue UK licence and the new UK photocardlicence are valid for all destinations in this brochure.HealthconsiderationsHealth requirementsThe Department of Health may makespecific health recommendations for visitorsto the areas covered in this brochure. Weadvise checking with your doctor beforedeparture or consulting the Department ofHealth's booklet Health Advice for Travellersand/or its website. Check well in advance,just in case inoculations or otherprecautions are recommended. Bear in mindthat medical costs may run into thousands ifyou fall ill or have an accident abroad.Travellers are strongly advised to take outprivate health insurance.Web dh.gov.ukEuropean Health The EHIC entitles the holder to certainmedical benefits in many Europeancountries. It is not a substitute for yourholiday insurance policy, since it will notcover you for major medical costs such asrepatriation back to the UK. Preparing foryour holidaywww.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/All you need to knowYou can submit an application for yourspouse or partner and for children up to theage of 16 at the same time as your ownapplication. With the date of birth andNational Insurance numbers of all applicantsto hand, you can apply as follows:Phone 0845 606 2030 for free deliveryof your card.Web ehic.org.uk Post Application forms are availablefrom the Post Office. An optionalchecking service is offered for asmall fee.Take a photocopy of your EHIC, or a recordof the number. Further information is in yourtravel pack.FinancePayments and foreign currencyApart from the Czech Republic, Morocco,Switzerland, Turkey and Iceland the Euro isThis handy card confirms that the holder, asa member of The Camping and CaravanningClub, is insured against third party claimsarising from any accident at any campsite inthe world. It is especially useful for leaving atcampsite reception as a security alternativeto your passport because it includes certainpassport details. The CCI is freeif you take both our personaland our vehicle travel insurance; otherwise itcosts £5.50. All members on Carefree ralliesmust be in possession of a CCI. Some sitesrequire this to be kept either at reception orby the Rally Stewards themselves. For moreinformation go to our website at:www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.ukCamping Card International (CCI)
Or call us on: 0845 130 7701or 024 7642 2024quoting your membership number127preparingyourholiday/cleaning up after your pet if accidents occurand to using any designated dog walkingarea, where provided.Travelling with petsThe PETS passport scheme allows travelabroad with your dog or cat without thembeing placed in quarantine upon your return.Rules are changing from January 2012,meaning reduced waiting time betweennecessary treatment and travel time bothout of, and back to, the UK. Only cats, dogsand ferrets are included in the scheme, soyou should check what rules and restrictionsapply to other pets travelling abroad withyou, especially any quarantine regulationsaffecting their return to the UK. the official currency of all europeancountries in this brochure, although youmay find the Euro is also accepted forpayments in these countries. Currency can usually be obtained locallyusing your bank, currency or credit cardfrom cashpoint machines, much as at home.Please note that some banks will charge forthese withdrawals. Check the charges inadvance with your card company. Some debit type cards are not accepted forpayments. Please see right for details of TheClub's own Prepaid Currency MasterCard®. Check the media for current rates prior tobuying currency and check with your bankthat your card and PIN are valid for usewhen travelling abroad.We recommend that you take a small sum ofcash with you in Euros or other localcurrency. Most garages on motorways andmajor roads accept currency, credit or debitcards, as will most but not all motorway tollbooths. Increasingly, for security reasons,you will have to produce your passport touse your credit or debit cards, especially in Spain.Safety and securityMost visits to the continent make forenjoyable and trouble-free holidays.However, there are a few particular dangersof which you should be aware. Do not stopfor anyone who suggests there is a problemwith your vehicle. Proceed instead to thenext service area to inspect it for yourself. Ifyou do stop, do not leave the keys in theignition and do keep your doors locked.Guard your valuables, especially atmotorway services. Do not leave bags,passports or other valuables on view.According to some reports, some outfitsparked on service stations have been brokeninto while their owners are fast asleep,apparently after a gas has been fed into theunit. The Club does not recommend serviceareas or lay-bys, whether on motorways oron other roads, as safe places in which tospend the night. Pets abroadPets on campsitesEach site decides if it is willing to acceptpets. If pets are allowed and are covered fortravel to that country under the PETS TravelScheme, the price is given in the price panel.Certain dog breeds, such as pit bull,rottweiler and Staffordshire bull terrier maynot be allowed on campsites, by law. Pleaseask before considering taking these orsimilar breeds of dog. Please note that pets are not usually allowedin site accommodation such as mobilehomes and chalets and not on any toursfeatured in this brochure.All animals must be kept under control andshould be on a lead when outside of theunit. Be sure to follow any campsite rules onpets, in particular paying attention toLegal restrictions apply to the EU PetPassport scheme and documentaryevidence of vaccination and veterinaryinspections is required. Your pet must beinspected by vets, both in the UK beforedeparture and abroad before your return(most vets in France are not open onSundays and Mondays). Ensure you are fullyaware of the regulations before planningyour journey. Some members recommendasking your vet about heartworm whichmay be more prevalent among dogs on thecontinent than those in the UK and alsoasking about treatment against ticks. You should read the PETS Travel SchemeFact Sheet, available from the PETS Helpline:Tel: 0845 241 1710email:email@example.com Web:defra.gov.uk/wildlife-petsWe also recommend that you make use ofCarefree's partner - dogs away - which canguide you through the process and makearrangements for you, including theessential vet's appointment on thecontinent, prior to your return. Call the dogs away helpline:Tel: 08450 171 073email:firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb:dogsaway.co.ukOther helpTechnical and general questions aboutcamping abroadIf you cannot find the information in thisCarefree's guide to summer camping, pleasephone Carefree and ask to speak to amember of the sites team. The Club'sTechnical officers may also be able to offerhelp and advice on general technical matters.The Camping andCaravanning ClubPrepaid CurrencyMasterCard®Convenient, easy to use and secure, it'sthe safe alternative to carrying cash ortravellers cheques. Pre-load the amountof currency you require and gain instantchip-and-pin access from banks, ATM'sand many popular cash outlets. Top upby text, smart phone or internet. For more information telephone 0845 130 7701 or visit our websiteMasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCardInternational Incorporated. The Camping and Caravanning Clubtravel card is issued by Newcastle Building Society ("NBS")pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated.NBS is authorised & regulated by the Financial ServicesAuthority as an issuer of e-money (registration no.156058).We'll take the hassle out of sorting your holiday - notonly do you get a tailor-made break at the best possiblevalue, we also include our Travel Inclusive Pack for just£19.99saving you £5.50. Go online or call us on: 0845 130 7701Time to pack it all inTrickymanoeuvre?GetasteerontheClub'sCaravanandMotorhomeManoeuvringCourses.Callusorvisitourwebsitefordetails.