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Travel aware - Stay safe & healthy abroad

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check and follow @FCOtravel and


Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting

The advice can change so check regularly for updates.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office also provides the following advice:


Before you depart:

·         Take out appropriate travel insurance before travelling and make sure it covers you for all the activities you want to do.

·         If you are travelling within Europe, ensure you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that hasn’t expired and understand what it covers -you still need full travel insurance though! For your free EHIC card visit

·         Learn about the laws, customs and entry requirements of the country you’re visiting and understand how they differ from home, check

·         Check your passport is valid, fill out the emergency details, look after it while travelling and keep it in a safe place. Make sureyou have all necessary visas.

·         Make copies of important travel documents, take a picture or make copies and store them securely using a secure data storage site.

·         Research vaccinations or any other medical requirements for your destination, and if necessary visit a travel health clinic before you travel. For medical advice visit

·         Tell your friends or family about your travel plans and where you’re going and leave emergency contact details.

·         Take enough money with you and have access to emergency funds.

·         Ensure you take the contact details of the local British Consulate in case of emergencies  -

·         Understand what consular staff can and can’t do to help British nationals travelling overseas, check

·         Act responsibly, and be responsible for yourself when abroad.


If you require any further information, please see the "Travel Advice" section on our Essential Information page.

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