Visa Requirements Being Eased by Number of Countries

A number of countries have relaxed visa requirements making it easier for UK travellers to visit them in the year ahead.

Russia and South Korea, who are hosting the soccer World Cup and Winter Olympics respectively, have eased visa rules to allow visitors to attended the two big international competitions.

A number of other countries have changed their visa requirements for British travellers, meaning the costly addition may no longer be needed.

According to a leading newspaper in Asia, the South China Morning Post, travellers from countries within the EU, including the UK, can now travel to China without a visa for six days.

Other countries included are the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This means anyone travelling through China can stay while in transition to another country.

And until June 30, British travellers to Vietnam will be able to enter the country for up to 15 days without needing a visa, but they will still need to provide entry and exit days to be allowed to travel, however.

British travellers can visit Kazazstan for up to 30 days before needing a visa, with the day they arrive counting as the first day regardless of the time. This rule expires by December 31

If travelling with a standard tourist passport (and not a diplomatic one), British travellers can stay in Belarus for up to five days without a visa. As long as tourists enter the country by Minsk International Airport and have travel insurance and at least €25 euros per day in their account, they will be eligible for the free trav

Qatar announced last year that that citizens from 80 countries, including the UK, could enter the country visa free. UK passport holders can stay in the Qatar for 30 days before needing a visa.

While it is currently free to travel between the UK and the EU, there are suggestions that a new system costing £10 will be introduced after Bexit.