EMBASSY HOLIDAYS – AUGUST 2017

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 |

Please note the Embassy/ High Commission Holidays for the month of August 2017.

Australian High Commission                          : 07th

High Commission of Bangladesh                   : 14th, 15th

Dubai Visa Processing Centre                        : 07th

High Commission of India                              : 15th

Israel Visa Centre                                           : 15th

Embassy of Japan                                          : 07th

High Commission of Malaysia                         : 31st

Embassy of Myanmar                                     : 07th

New Zealand Visa Center                               : 07th

Royal Thai Embassy                                       : 14th

US Embassy                                                   : 07th

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THAILAND VISA FEE REVISION

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 |

Please note that The Royal Thai Embassy has increased their visa fees as follows from 24th July 2017.

Business Visa (Three months single entry)                   :LKR 11,000

Business/ Tourist Visa (Six months multiple entry)       :LKR 25,000

 

 

 

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US ELECTRONICS BAN LIFTED – QATAR AIRWAYS

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 |

Electronics ban has been lifted for passengers travelling on Qatar Airways from Hamad International Airport to any destination across the United States.

All passengers can now carry all laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices on board subject to enhanced security measures.

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US ELECTRONICS BAN LIFTED – ETIHAD AND EMIRATES

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 |

Effective immediately, the electronics ban has been lifted for passengers travelling to the U.S.A through Etihad and Emirates flights from Abu Dhabi and Dubai International Airports respectively.

All passengers can now carry all laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices onto the aircraft, subject to enhanced security measures.

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ELECTRONIC DEVICES BAN – TRANSITS THROUGH UK

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 |

Passengers transiting through the United Kingdom will not be able to carry electronic items in their hand luggage in the event their flight has originated from or has transited through the below countries.

  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • Tunisia

Checked baggage will be through – checked and retrieved upon arrival in the final destination. Collection of bags in UK to retrieve electronic items for the rest of the journey will be prohibited.

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Laptop and tablet handling service – Emirates

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 |

Further to the announcement on cabin baggage restrictions to the United States, Emirates has announced the introduction of a new service to enable Customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the U.S.

Emirates Customers travelling via Dubai will be able to utilize their laptops and tablet devices on the first sector of their journey as well as during transit in Dubai.

Devices will be carefully packed into boxes, loaded in to the aircraft hold, and returned to the Customer at their U.S destination.

Contact our Travel Executives for further details.

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Airports and airlines affected by the ban on electronic devices during travel to USA

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 |

Further to the update on the ban on electronic devices on flights to USA, below are the airports and airlines for which the said ban is implemented

 

Airports

  • Jordan’s Queen Alia International
  • Egypt’s Cairo International
  • Turkey’s Istanbul Ataturk
  • Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz International
  • Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid International
  • Kuwait International
  • Qatar’s Doha International
  • Morocco’s Mohammed V Airport
  • Dubai International
  • Abu Dhabi International

 

Airlines

  • Royal Jordanian
  • EgyptAir,
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Saudia
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways

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Electronic device ban on flights to USA

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 |

Following a directive from U.S. authorities, passengers are advised not to carry electronic devices larger than a mobile phone/smart phone in the aircraft cabin when traveling to the United States via a connecting point in the Middle East. This includes laptops, tablets, cameras and e-readers, but does not affect mobile phones or medical devices. This directive is required to be adhered to from the point of origin. Kindly await further updates on same.

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Hayleys Travels conducts product presentation for Group travel focal points

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 |

With the aim of enhancing the servicing process and improving product knowledge, Hayleys Travels conducted a comprehensive workshop on the processes affiliated with travel services for travel focal points of Hayleys Group companies on the 07th of December 2016. This forum was a useful platform in order to discuss operational conditions for travel services, including airline ticketing, hotel reservations and visa services among others.

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