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FCDO Travel Advice

  • Warnings on the country you plan visiting
  • Safety and Security
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FCO Travel Advice

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 & Development Office.

Who are the FCDO?

The FCDO, commonly known as the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development 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 FCDO 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 FCDO website and get to know the information and warnings on the country you plan visiting

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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

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

Single Trip Travel Insurance

Single Trip Travel Insurance is designed for people aged up to 89 travelling independently or on a package holiday with a maximum trip duration of up to 15 months.

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Single Trip Travel Insurance is designed for people aged up to 89 travelling independently or on a package holiday with a maximum trip duration of up to 15 months.

  • Cancellation or Curtailment - up to £6,000 in total;
  • Emergency Medical Expenses - up to £10,000,000 in total;
  • Baggage - up to £3,000 in total;
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Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance

Travelling more than once a year? Take as many holidays as you wish and be covered all year long! 17 days Winter Sports Cover FREE if you take out the 45 days policy.

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Designed for most Individuals, Couples or Families who undertake several trips of up to 120 days within a 12 months period. For people aged up to 79 years!

  • Cancellation or Curtailment - up to £6,000 in total;
  • Emergency Medical Expense - up to £10,000,000 in total;
  • Baggage - up to £3,000 in total;
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Backpacker Travel Insurance

Career breaker? Globetrekker? Globelink Insurance offer the budget solution for long stay journeys.

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Aimed at under 51 years old backpackers on a tight budget up to a maximum of 18 months. Most adventure sports covered for free.

  • Cancellation or Curtailment - up to £2,000 in total;
  • Emergency Medical Expenses - up to £5,000,000 in total;
  • Baggage - up to £1,000 in total;
Still have questions?

The Globelink team will help solve any questions by phone 00 44 (0) 1353 699082, or email globelink@globelink.co.uk.

Geographical Limits - Area Definitions
Europe
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France (including Corsica), Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (including Greek Islands), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy (including Aeolian Islands, Sardinia & Sicily), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores & Madeira), Romania, Russia (West of the Ural Mountains), San Marino, Serbia (including Kosovo), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Balearic and Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vatican City.
Worldwide I
(excluding)
Worldwide, excluding United States of America, Canada and all islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan and Mexico. (Also includes cover for Europe, Australia and New Zealand).
Worldwide II
(all countries)
Worldwide, including United States of America, Canada and all islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Japan and Mexico: All countries worldwide. (Also includes cover for Europe, Australia and New Zealand).

Travel Insurance

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 February 2019, you can view your policy wording by reviewing your Globelink Travel Insurance Purchase email, or obtain a copy by contacting globelink@globelink.co.uk with your name and address.


Policy Wording for Policies issued to EU residents (living outside the UK) from 1st February 2019 to 6th May 2020

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Policy Wording for Policies issued to UK residents (living in the UK only) from 1st February 2019 to 6th May 2020

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Policy Wording for Policies issued to EU residents (living outside the UK) from 7th May 2020 onwards

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Policy Wording for Policies issued to UK residents (living in the UK only) from 7th May 2020 onwards

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