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Travel Advice – Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Travel Advice before you go

For travel advice about somewhere you plan to visit, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website is a good place to start. Their website ( has a wealth of travel information down to country level. This includes advice on safety and security, health risks, local laws and customs, terrorism and entry requirements. You can download guides. We would recommend printing and taking with you, particularly if you are travelling to one of the less popular destinations. In particular visit for a check list and other valuable information.

Help if needed, while you are away

The FCO promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. It has a worldwide network of nearly 270 embassies and consulates. Whilst everyone hopes their holidays will pass without a hitch, it is reassuring to know that in the event that something does go wrong, that there are experienced staff available to help you.

Did you know

In Commonwealth countries, the diplomatic mission is known as a high commission not an embassy. The person in charge is a High Commissioner, not an ambassador (although they are of equivalent rank).

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