Advice when travelling abroad

The UK Government is helping people prepare for safe and healthy travel abroad.  We provide worldwide help and services when you’re abroad and need help in an emergency, for example, if you’ve lost your passport, been arrested or involved in an accident.

Preparing for safe and healthy travel abroad

Requiring assistance is never an ideal end to a trip abroad.  The Travel Aware website, provided by the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, gives you advice and precautions you can take.  It covers a wide range of issues including country-specific travel advice for 225 countries.

Choosing the right travel insurance

Before travelling abroad it is important to take out comprehensive travel insurance, and to make sure you buy the right travel insurance for your specific requirements and circumstances.  Our guidance aims to help travellers choose the right travel insurance to meet their needs.

How to choose the right travel insurance.

Country-specific travel advice

Foreign Office travel advice is available for 225 countries.

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Foreign travel checklist

Advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is available to help you prepare for foreign travel and stay safe abroad.


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Further information

Visit the Travel Aware website - external link

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