Travel Safety Advice

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtravel and Facebook.com/FCOtravel.

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting www.travelhealthpro.org.uk.

The advice can change so check regularly for updates.

Exodus policy on FCO travel advice

Exodus monitors the FCO travel advice closely for every country we visit, and we follow their advice to the letter. Should the advice be to avoid non-essential travel to an area of a country we planned to visit will ensure itineraries are changed and customers are contacted.

Should the advice change to recommend against travel to a whole country we will not operate the holiday and offer all customers the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday, or request a full refund.

Where the advice may be temporary and we have tours due to operate we will communicate regularly with customers who are booked to travel about the options available.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office also provides the following advice:

 Before you depart

  • Take out appropriate travel insurance before travelling and make sure it covers you for all the activities you want to do.
  • If you are travelling within Europe, ensure you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that hasn’t expired and understand what it covers -you still need full travel insurance though! For your free EHIC card visit www.nhs.uk/ehic.
  • Learn about the laws, customs and entry requirements of the country you’re visiting and understand how they differ from home, check www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
  • Check your passport is valid, fill out the emergency details, look after it while travelling and keep it in a safe place. Make sure you have all necessary visas.
  • Make copies of important travel documents, take a picture or make copies and store them securely using a secure data storage site.
  • Research vaccinations or any other medical requirements for your destination, and if necessary visit a travel health clinic before you travel. For medical advice visit travelhealthpro.org.uk.
  • Tell your friends or family about your travel plans and where you’re going and leave emergency contact details.
  • Take enough money with you and have access to emergency funds.
  • Ensure you take the contact details of the local British Consulate in case of emergencies www.gov.uk/government/world/embassies
  • Understand what consular staff can and can’t do to help British nationals travelling overseas, check www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-british-nationals-abroad-a-guide.
  • Act responsibly, and be responsible for yourself when abroad.

 

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