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This covers a huge range of issues and provides helpful advice for drivers on how to report issues if they arise. If you live in any of the local council areas which uses you might find it convenient to apply for a new card through that route. When an application is made in person, officials can vouch for an applicant by considering other information/evidence which cannot be used in the online application process. Asylum seekers and refugees aged between 5 and 21 can access the scheme. As with all others of those ages living in Scotland, they can apply for a National Entitlement Card to access free bus travel. Briefly, ‘out of date passports’ can be used to support an application and proof of residency documents may be dated within the last 12 months.

This will help drivers to recognise and respond to children or young people who need support while travelling on the bus network and help ensure that they can travel safely. GETYOURNEC.SCOT checks proofs digitally during the application process. A face scan is used to make sure that the person submitting the application is the same person as on the identity proofs supplied. Biometric scans are only used when applying online, not when making in-person applications. If you are over 11 years old you can choose to apply for the Young Scot NEC or a standard NEC. If you choose a Young Scot NEC, you can use it to save money with in-person and online discounts – with over 500 discounts in Scotland and over 100,000 deals across Europe.

These arrangements will help reduce the risk of crowding at the busiest times which would mean that social distancing would be more difficult to maintain. Suspension of free travel for Older Person’s Freedom Pass and 60+ passengers during morning peak hours was introduced in June 2020 and will be in place until further notice. It’s so important to feel safe and confident when it comes to making your travel plans. You’ve got a few options to get your foreign currency with Post Office.

If you are 5-15 years old, your parent or guardian must apply for you. If you are years old, you must apply for your own NEC or Young Scot NEC. The photo on your card needs to be kept up to date to use it to prove your age for age restricted products or services.

WTTC & JLL assess global cities’ readiness for sustainable tourism. Public health measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 remain in force across Spain and may vary between regions. New rules may be brought in at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. If you’re planning travel to Spain, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

The following vaccines are available free on the NHS if your GP practice is signed up to provide vaccination services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. From beach getaways and walking holidays, to cultural experiences and shopping trips, don’t miss out on discovering the best things to do in the UK’s most popular locations. There has been a major programme of communication with TfL staff, including briefings for all frontline staff and customer services teams.

Please be patient – the current situation with the pandemic means that it might take longer to process applications. If you cannot apply online, there are many other ways to apply, please contact your local council. If you’re living in or moving to Spain, read the Living in Spain guide in addition to this travel advice. If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. Customers with a Disabled Freedom Pass are unaffected and will, as usual, still be able to travel at all times of TfL lines using their pass if they have to use public transport for their journey.

This means that the Young Scot NEC can be used as proof of age. Transport operators may refuse free travel to anyone where the image on the card doesn’t match the person presenting it. Following a further commitment made by the Scottish Government, legislation to allow the scheme to be extended to include those aged under 22 was approved by the Scottish Parliament in autumn 2021.

The agreement that TfL has with London Councils is that the Older Persons Freedom Pass is valid 9am to 4.30am Monday to Friday and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays. London Councils fund all the journeys that are made at those times. London Councils and the boroughs do not fund journeys during the morning peak and have not had a say in making these changes. Training & Events Gain knowledge and insights through our comprehensive training and events calendar, including regional and social networking. TUI Care Foundation is helping rural communities in Turkey to benefit from tourism by selling locally made products to hotels, restaurants and gift shops. Dedicated to ensuring that tourism has a positive impact on destinations.