Travel Advice - FCO Travel Aware
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has launched their Travel Aware campaign to encourage Brits to look out for their safety abroad.
Here at insurewithease.com, we also want to promote safe travel. In our Travel Advice section, there are a bunch of useful articles to help you stay safe abroad. There's advice for women travelling alone, cruise ship passengers, backpackers, independent travellers and more.
There's also a general checklist to remind you of all the bits and bobs you need to take care of before you embark on your adventure abroad.
Take a few moments to read through these pages before booking your holiday so that you are well prepared for your trip.
- Ski & Snowboard Safety: Ski Federation Rules of Conduct
10 rules of conduct for skiers and snowboarders. Take responsibility and stay safe on the slopes this winter.
- Quick Guide: The threat of terrorism, travel insurance and your holiday
A guide to help you know what to do, who to contact and what travel insurance cover you have if a terrorist attack affects your holiday, either before you travel or whilst you are away.
- The importance of travel insurance
Find out why the FCO highlights the importance of having travel insurance every time you travel and where you are most likely to require assistance abroad.
- Ski and Snowboard Checklist
Top tips from the FCO for skiers and snowboarders to stay safe on the slopes this winter
- Overseas Music Festival Checklist
Useful checklist from the the FCO to help British Nationals stay safe at overseas music festivals.
- Travel checklist
A general travel checklist for people taking holidays abroad. Know what to take with you and what you need to bear in mind while you're away.
- Extreme sports & activities
Advice for travellers that want to take part in extreme sports or hazardous activities. Get travel insurance to cover your activities abroad.
- Visiting friends and family abroad
Travel advice for people visiting friends and family abroad and what to do if you are a dual national.
- Travel advice by country
Take a look at the Foreign Office Know Before You Go campaign before you travel abroad.
- Backpackers & independent travellers
Advice for backpackers. How to prepare and what to take with you on a trip around the world.
- Advice for disabled travellers
Advice for disabled people travelling abroad, including buying travel insurance, flying with a disability and hiring an adapted car.
- Advice for women travelling alone
Advice for women travellers. What to pack and how to act in a foreign country.
- Threat of terrorism
Foreign Office advice for travellers about terrorist threats around the world. How to avoid terrorist attacks.
- Obtaining consular help abroad
How to get consular assistance abroad if you lose your passport, get admitted to hospital, run out of money or end up in jail.
- Advice for Cruise ship passengers
Advice for cruise ship passengers, including travel insurance, cruise ship security and how to prepare for a holiday at sea.
- Travelling to a sports event
Advice for people travelling abroad for sporting events. What to take with you and how to prepare.
- A guide to hand luggage restrictions from UK airports
Avoid problems at airport security – read our guide to hand luggage restrictions for aircraft departing the UK. Including details on liquids.
- Entry Requirements for your Holiday Destination
Some countries require a visa, some require 6 months left on your passport: Find out how to get the latest information about your destination.
- Ski Safety & What to do After an Accident
Tips for staying safe when skiing or snowboarding, plus details of how to get help if you witness an accident on the ski slopes.
- Dealing with an Emergency Abroad
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office are there to help if you have an emergency abroad, but they don't foot the bill - that's why you need travel insurance.
- Know the Law Before You Travel
All countries have different laws. Just because something is legal in the UK, you can’t assume that it will be legal in another country.
- It pays to do your research before you travel
Before you travel you should make sure you are aware of the health risks of your destination, local laws and customs and check the latest travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.