Insurance, Passports & Visas
All participants must have adequate travel insurance to participate in the tour (including medical repatriation cover). You will be required to have your policy document/card and emergency contact number with you on the trip. VCGH require proof that all participants have taken insurance at least 8 weeks before departure to ensure that the tour costs are protected should you drop out.
You are required to declare any pre-existing medical conditions to your insurance company when taking out insurance. If a participant fails to do this, he or she will be liable for any costs incurred should emergency treatment be needed whilst on the event.
Participants who are UK residents are advised to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which entitles you to reduced-cost (sometimes free) emergency medical treatment while you are in France. This might not cover all the things you would expect to get free of charge from the NHS in the UK, and you may have to make a contribution to the cost.
For information about the card: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx
An EHIC should be in addition to and not instead of comprehensive travel insurance.
Passports & Visas
You must have at least 3 months validity on your passport from the date of return to the UK following the tour.
Nationals of the EU, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Israel do not require visas to visit France as tourists for up to 3 months. Except for people from a handful of other European countries, everyone else must have a visa. It will be your own responsibility to arrange the visa.