New UK visa rules for travellers from Libya, Egypt and Syria
29 March 2012
For concise and recent immigration information watch our news.New UK visa rules have been introduced for travellers from Libya, Egypt and Syria transiting through UK airports. From 3 April 2012, nationals from these countries will need to apply for a Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV).
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The changes were introduced in response to threats to national and border security, according to Home Secretary Theresa May.
"We see this as a necessary measure to protect the security of our borders," she said. "The situation in Syria continues to pose a serious concern to us and the wider international community and Libya and Egypt are emerging from a period of instability."
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