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Know Before You Go - Travel Advice

Author: Steph Georgiou    Date: 07/04/2014

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All booked and ready to go on holiday? Make sure that you have had a look at the below list of pre-departure advice to ensure you have both a safe and fun holiday!
 
Pre Departure Advice:
  • Take out comprehensive travel insurance before travelling, and make sure it covers you for everything you want to do
  • If you are travelling in Europe, take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) – you can apply for it free at www.nhs.uk/ehic - in some hospitals it may entitle you to free or reduced cost state healthcare, and some insurance companies may reduce or waive their excess costs if you hold one – check your insurance policy for details
  • Visit www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo for information on the country you’ll be visiting and to understand how the local laws and customs differ from home 
  • Visit fitfortravel.nhs.uk to research vaccinations or any other medical requirements, and if necessary visit a travel health clinic or your GP at least six weeks before you travel
  • Make copies of important travel documents and/or store them online using a secure data storage site
  • Check your passport is valid and you have all necessary visas
  • Tell someone where you’re going and leave emergency contact details
  • Take enough money with you, and have access to emergency funds
  • Understand what consular staff can and can’t do to help British nationals travelling overseas

For more information please visit gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo

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