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Transit Visa

Nationals and citizens of the following countries need a visa to travel through the UK, which is known as a direct airside transit visa (DATV): Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Burma, Burundi, Cameroon, the People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Congo, the northern part of Cyprus, transit visaEcuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

The holders of certain types of document, regardless of nationality, do not need a direct airside transit visa when travelling through the UK.