The best currency for Cuba revealed and how to explore Jerusalem and other sights in Israel: The Holiday Guru solves traveller queries
The Holiday Guru is always on call to answer your questions.
This week how to explore Israel and the best currency for Cuba are on the agenda…
Q. My cousin and I want to visit Jerusalem and other sights in Israel, including the grave of Oskar Schindler in the Catholic cemetery on Mount Zion. Can you help?
Mrs H Pilley, Edinburgh.
A. Responsible Travel has eight-day group tours with stays in Tel Aviv, Galilee and Jerusalem, including a visit to Mount Zion, from £1,329pp plus flights (01273 823700, responsibletravel.com).
Responsible Travel has eight-day group tours with stays in Tel Aviv, Galilee and Jerusalem (pictured)
Q. We are flying to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam with an onward flight to Cambodia’s Siem Reap after a two-hour layover. We return to Vietnam a week later for a holiday. Do we need a multiple-entry visa for Vietnam?
Richard Gardiner, email.
A. Check with your airline to see if you pass through immigration on the layover. If so, you will need a single-entry visa costing £55 (vietnamvisa.govt.vn/united-kingdom-citizens).
Then, on your return, use the 15-day visa exemption allowed for British citizens visiting Vietnam. For information, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ vietnam/entry-requirements. Trailfinders also has a visa service (020 7368 1504, trailfinders.com/visas).
British citizens visiting Vietnam can use a 15-day visa exemption, says the Holiday Guru
Q. What is the best currency for Cuba? I’ve been told my bank card won’t work there.
Ernest Woodhouse, York.
A. Some cards will not be accepted. Sterling is best, but ensure notes have no rips or markings and always use Cadeca exchange houses, large hotels or banks. For more information, go to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cuba/money.