Travel Aware - Stay Safe Abroad

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. The advice can change so check regularly for updates.
Travel Aware

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtravel and Facebook.com/FCOtravel.

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting www.travelhealthpro.org.uk.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office also provides the following advice:

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office also provides the following advice:

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

Learn about the laws, customs and entry requirements of the country you’re visiting and understand how they differ from home, check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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 travelhealthpro.org.uk.

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 available at www.gov.uk/world/embassies

Understand what consular staff can and can’t do to help British nationals travelling overseas, check www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-british-nationals-abroad-a-guide

Act responsibly, and be responsible for yourself when abroad.