The FCO’s consular service is a major operation. Every hour of every day our consular staff around the world are helping British nationals. It is one of the most important parts of the Government's foreign policy. In 2001, our 1,600 consular staff helped over 52,000 British travellers and issued over 434,000 passports. The Travel section of this website contains a wealth of information for anyone planning a trip overseas. Follow the links on the left to access:
Country Advice – official Foreign Office travel advice on over 200 countries, and country-specific Travellers’ Tips
Before You Go – information on what to do before you depart
While You Are There – general tips on laws and customs abroad
If It All Goes Wrong – what you should do if something goes wrong during your trip
FAQs - answers to the most frequently asked questions
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The telephone number for travel advice has temporarily changed. Please dial 0117 916 9000.
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