Whatever your reason for travelling abroad, you‘re sure to want a trouble free trip. Many of the things that go wrong for travellers can be prevented or made less stressful by taking a few simple precautions. So, it makes sense to spend a little time getting prepared before you travel – you could save yourself a lot of problems later on.
With this in mind, we are working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to help British nationals stay safe abroad. The FCO website offers straightforward travel advice, top tips and up-to-date country information to help you plan your holiday.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice
Wherever you‘re planning to go – Europe or further afield – the FCO is a great place to help you figure out entry requirements or the latest travel advice, as well as information on health vaccinations, local laws and customs. For further assistance click here.
Make sure you have valid travel insurance even if you‘re only planning a short trip. Check what vaccinations you need by visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk, your travel health clinic or GP at least six weeks before you travel. Read up on your destination, including local laws and customs. Make photocopies of your passport, visas and insurance details and leave a copy with a relative or friend at home.
Reading up on what the local British Consulate can do to help you if you run into problems abroad – and what they can’t do. You can also find handy checklists to use before you set off and while you‘re away.
Contact the FCO
For all this and more information, visit the FCO website.