Going on holiday is an exciting time with the prospect of new experiences ahead, a change of pace and different scenery. While relaxing and letting your guard down is all part of the enjoyment, you may experience some differences that could affect your holiday in an unforeseen way.
We recommend that you check the Travel Aware advice for up-to-date information from the Foreign and Commonwealth office. You'll find useful tips on how to stay safe so you can make informed decisions when you're travelling abroad. You can register for email alerts specific to the destination you’re travelling to.
You should only travel if you are fit to travel and able to participate in all part of the services that you have booked to undertake. You will need to comply with the health requirements of your destination, as well as prove that you have any necessary vaccinations for your travel arrangements. Consult your doctor about any health requirements for your destination beforehand and visit IATA Travel Centre to find out what vaccinations you'll need. Should you need to take any medication with you, check before travel that you are allowed to take it into the country you are visiting. Some countries do not permit certain medicines even though they may be widely accepted in your own country. Take any paperwork or authorisation from your doctor that may be required.
Travel insurance is not compulsory however we strongly recommend you have cover for your own peace of mind and security.
Millions of people travel the world each year and enjoy trouble free trips but crimes against people and property are a fact of life. It makes sense to take the same responsibility for your own safety abroad as you would do at home.
Here are some tips you may find useful:
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