Health & Safety is our main priority, in this current world we living in, things are changing on a daily basis. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office as well as National Travel Health Network and Centre will have up-to-date advice on planning safe, staying safe and being healthy while you are abroad.
FCO website provides useful advice for countries throughout the world, including safety and security, political situations, local laws and customs, entry requirements, natural disasters, health alerts, strikes and crime information, as well as what to do if something does go wrong while you are abroad.
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
Current travel health news by visiting www.travelhealthpro.org.uk. 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 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, required by different country requirement, check if you got enough blank pages on your passport and passport validity, fill out the emergency details, look after it while travelling and keep it in a safe places and make sure you have the necessary visa requirements.
You should also make copies of important travel documents, take a picture or make copies and store them securely.
Research vaccinations or any other medical requirements for your destination, and if necessary visit a travel health clinic before you travel.
Tell your friends or family about your travel plans and where you’re going and leave emergency contact details and the company you book with.
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 – www.gov.uk/government/world/embassies. Or any local Consulate that is relevant to you.
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-….
Act responsibly, and be responsible for yourself when abroad.
We wish you a wonderful trip.