Check out the latest travel advice and recommendations for your chosen holiday destination to help you stay safe overseas.

See the latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice at www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo

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Pre-Departure Advice

  • Take out comprehensive travel insurance before travelling, and make sure it covers you for everything you want to do
  • If you are travelling in Europe, take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) – you can apply for it free at www.nhs.uk/ehic - in some hospitals it may entitle you to free or reduced cost state healthcare, and some insurance companies may reduce or waive their excess costs if you hold one – check your insurance policy for detail
  • Visit www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo for information on the country you’ll be visiting and to understand how the local laws and customs differ from home
  • Visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk to research vaccinations or any other medical requirements, and if necessary visit a travel health clinic or your GP at least six weeks before you travel
  • Make copies of important travel documents and/or store them online using a secure data storage site
  • Check your passport is valid and you have all necessary visas
  • Tell someone where you’re going and leave emergency contact details
  • Take enough money with you, and have access to emergency funds
  • Understand what consular staff can and can’t do to help British nationals travelling overseas

In-Country Advice

  • Carry the telephone number of the local British Consulate with you in case of emergencies
  • Act responsibly and be responsible for yourself when abroad
  • Remember that laws and customs are different from home and the penalties can be severe – think twice and know the risks