Travel Aware campaign As a key travel industry partner we support the UK Government’s ‘Travel Aware’ Campaign, which aims to help British nationals stay safe overseas by providing relevant and necessary travel advice.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtravel and Facebook.com.FCOtravel

 

Pre-departure Advice

  • 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 www.nhs.uk/ehic.
  • 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, look after it while travelling and keep it in a safe place. Make sure you have all necessary visas.
  • Make copies of important travel documents, take a picture of them and/or store them online using a secure data storage site.
  • 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, visit travelhealthpro.org.uk.
  • 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. Find and store the telephone number for the British Consulate in the country you’re travelling to.

If you require assistance, please contact us or request a call from one of our lawyers.