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Guides To Flying

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At London Stansted Airport we want your time with us to be as special as possible. To help us achieve this we work hard to make sure you have everything you need to know to make your journey better.

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Travelling For The First Time?

We understand that if you are a first time flyer, an airport can be a daunting place. So read on for a guide to travelling for the first time.

We want to ensure that you are fully prepared for what you need to do once here, so you can relax and focus on your holiday.

Fear of Flying

If you have a fear of flying then we can help. Nervous or reluctant flyers are more common than you may think, with statistics suggesting that 1 in 6 of us may experience some kind of anxiety when flying.

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Pet Travel Scheme

Pet Travel Scheme

The Pet Travel Scheme is the system that allows:

Pet dogs, cats and ferrets to enter the UK without quarantine as long as they meet certain requirements.

People in the UK to take their dogs, cats and ferrets to other countries and territories, and return with them to the UK without the need for quarantine.

More information on this scheme can be found at

Advice For Photographers

If you're travelling with film, memory cards or photographic equipment, find out about arrangements for security screening at Stansted Airport.

Advice for Photographers
Healthy Flying

Healthy Flying

Read what the health professionals have to say about effects of flying, plus tips to beat jet lag or travel sickness.

Passports & Visas

A valid passport is normally required if you are travelling internationally.

Several destinations stipulate that your passport will need to have been valid for at least six months after your intended return, while you may also need a visa if you are travelling to countries such as the USA.

Passports & Visas
Duty Free Allowance

Duty Free Allowance

Changes to the shopping bag allowance at London Stansted Airport mean that with all of our flights, you can indulge in some high street shopping right at the airport.