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Bringing money to the UK
If you bring €10,000 or more in cash, or the equivalent in another currency, to the UK from outside the European Union (EU) you must declare it.
- notes and coins
- bankers’ drafts
- cheques of any kind (including travellers’ cheques)
If you’re travelling as a family you need to declare cash over €10,000.
Renew or replace your adult passport
You can renew or replace your passport at any time. It costs £72.50 by post or £81.25 through the Post Office’s Passport Check & Send service. Time left on an existing passport is added to your new one - up to a maximum of 9 months.
Health Issues and Restrictions
Australia is generally a safe place, though crime is by no means non-existent.
000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones. It is not required to get any vaccinations if you are coming to visit on vacation.
Many travelers to Australia are concerned about crocodiles, sharks, and venomous spiders and snakes. Australia is certainly home to some deadly predators, including most of the top 10 of venomous snakes in the world. While these threats are near non-existent in Australia's large cities, you are well advised to take the right precautions when you are out in the 'bush'. Up north, don't swim in waters that you haven't verified as being safe. Usually, there are warning signs about 'salties' (salt water crocodiles, the 'freshies' are less of a concern). Shark attacks do occur but chances are very slim. Also note that spiders and snakes will usually notice you before you notice them and they will disappear immediately.