Nationals of the following countries also need a visa to transit through the UK, known as Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV). See http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/howtoapply/infs/inf20transit for more information.
|China, Peoples Republic of||Nigeria|
|Congo, Democratic Republic of||Rwanda|
|Cyprus, northern part of||Senegal|
|Ecuador||Serbia (including documents issued by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo)|
* Since 1 July 2009, nationals of South Africa need a visa to enter or transit through the UK.
** Since 18 May 2009, nationals of Bolivia and Venezuela need a visa
to enter or transit through the UK. Venezuelan nationals holding valid
biometric passports containing an electronic chip issued since 2007
will be exempt from the visa requirement.
*** Since 1 July 2009, nationals of Lesotho and Swaziland need a visa to enter or transit through the UK.
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I just wanted to send a note to make people aware of a problem that
attendees may encounter: Transit Visas. I'm not sure if something has
changed in 2009 or the fact that we've been booking travel, but it
seems as if individuals with citizenship in some countries (so far
India and Morocco, and Hong Kong) require travel visas to travel
through other countries (UK and Germany, Spain, and the United States,
Please be aware if there are any Transit Visa requirements for your
travel before you potentially get stuck.
Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation
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