Good news for citizens from South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho intending to transit via the UK

Earlier this year the cost of a transit visa was reduced to £30, and its validity extended to two years. There is now more good news, as the UK Government has announced that from 1 December 2014 the list of exemption documents that can be used in place of a direct transit visa will be increased.

If you are a national from South Africa, Swaziland or Lesotho and have a visa for Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA, you will now be able to use them to transit airside via the UK to anywhere in the world without having to obtain a direct airside transit visa to the UK.