Dorset travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Dorset with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Dorset.

Dorset travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Dorset with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Dorset - quick facts
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Pound Sterling
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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Dorset weather

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The Dorset weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Bournemouth.

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Dorset travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Dorset from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Dorset.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Dorset travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Dorset with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Dorset, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Dorset covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Dorset with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Dorset FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Dorset including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

What is the time difference between Dorset and the UK?

The time difference between Dorset and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Dorset?

The main language spoken in Dorset is English.

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What is the currency in Dorset?

The currency in Dorset is the Pound Sterling (GBP).

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Which plugs are used in Dorset?

Dorset uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Dorset?

They drive on the left side of the road in Dorset.

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