About the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
The UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are a wealth of information for travelling & living overseas.
The FCO offer free up-to-date travel advice by country with regard to:
The Know Before You Go campaign is particularly useful and the "LOCATE" new consular registration service scheme, requiring online registration, could help you if there is a natural or man made disaster in the country you are visiting.
There are sections about everything the UK Government thinks you need to know to prepare for a stress-free trip abroad.
Travel checklist - Travel Health - Travel insurance - Driving abroad - Travel money - Eat and drink safely - Tropical cyclones - Terrorism abroad - River and sea safety including piracy - How the FCO can help if things go wrong.
What if something goes wrong while you’re abroad?
Find out how the FCO can help, and what you should do next.
Information for forced marriage victims - Sick or injured abroad - Arrest
or detention - Victims of crime - Rape and sexual assault abroad - Coping with
death abroad - Missing persons - Parental child abduction
Travel advice relevant to you. Different types of traveller need different advice so the FCO have created some checklists aimed at specific groups of people.
World cup qualifiers travel advice - Backpackers - Women travellers - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender travellers - Disabled travellers - Winter, water and extreme sports - Overseas weddings and civil partnerships - Hajj pilgrims - Visiting friends and family abroad - Travelling abroad for medical treatment - Cruise ship passengers
Advice on responsible tourism:
Everyone can have a care-free holidays but it's important to be aware of things for your own benefit and that of others.
Wildlife and the environment - Drugs - Child sex tourism - Travelling during
Ramadan - Advice on how you can renew or replace a passport, including lost and
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