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Know Before You Go

Heading abroad for your big hen weekend? Stay safe and take a look at the FCO website before you leave!

Britons make over 60 million overseas trips each year and if things go wrong, the British Embassy is there to help. The help available is limited however, so it’s important for people to take as many precautions as possible before they travel and know what the Consular can and can’t do. Information in the When Things Go Wrong article can be communicated to your customers to help them understand how the FCO can help if they find themselves in trouble abroad.

Information is split into specific categories so you can provide detailed information on each possible situation, or you can list Five Reasons To Take The British Embassy’s Phone Number With You to communicate the main messages of what the embassy can do to help.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Travel Advice Team
King Charles St

Tel (24 hour enquiry line): 0845 850 2829
Web: www.fco.gov.uk/travel

The travel and living abroad section of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website is designed to help British travellers have a safe and hassle free trip with helpful advice and tips. The website provides country specific advice by providing up-to-date information on entry requirements, threats to personal safety and natural disasters. The public can also obtain travel advice by telephoning, writing to the above address or by email.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office information leaflets include Checklist for Travellers, Support for British Nationals and Going to Live Abroad. As well as leaflets to provide advice in the event of something going wrong such as victims of crime, death overseas and in prison abroad.


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