FCO Travel Advice

  • Warnings on the country you plan visiting
  • Safety and Security
  • Current travel advice
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Irrespective of your reason for travelling abroad, you need to make sure you do everything to make the trip less stressful and trouble-free. The majority of mishaps occurring to travellers abroad can be easily prevented by careful and mindful preparation prior to departure. If you still don’t know what travel resource to trust than trust the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Who are the FCO?

The FCO, commonly known as the Foreign Office, is the British Government Department responsible for protecting British interests and British nationals worldwide. They provide up-to-date travel information to help British citizens plan their trips and stay safe whilst abroad. The FCO recommendations can be broken down into two categories: pre-departure and in country advice.

Pre-Departure Advice

  • Take out travel insurance policy that covers your pre-existing medical conditions and all the adventure activities you plan to be involved in if any
  • If you travel within Europe, take your EHIC which will provide you with the same level of free medical treatment as your travel destination residents receive
  • Visit the FCO website and get to know the information and warnings on the country you plan visiting

FCO Advice Categories:

In Country Advice:

  • Always carry a photocopy of your passport and other important travel documents with you
  • Follow the same safety precautions as you do in your home country and try not to show you are tourist
  • Contact your local British embassy or consulate as soon as anything goes wrong with you or your travel companion, especially if you become a victim of a crime abroad

More to Know about the FCO:

Plan your trip well and stay safe with the FCO and Globelink Travel Insurance!

Still have questions?

Globelink team will assist solving any of your questions over the phone 00 44 (0) 1353 699082.

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Please read your Policy Wording carefully to ensure that it meets with your precise requirements. View and download the relevant Policy Wording* from the links below depending on whether you live in the UK or elsewhere in the EU.

*If you purchased your Travel Insurance policy prior to 1st January 2019, you can view your policy wording by reviewing your Globelink Travel Insurance Documents Purchase email, or obtain a copy by contacting globelink@globelink.co.uk with your name and address details.

Policy Wording for Policies issued from 1st January 2019 onwards

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