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 2002, our 1,700 consular staff helped over 53,200 British travellers and issued over 450,000 passports. The Travel section of this website contains a wealth of information for anyone planning a trip overseas. Our Country Advice is based on the best and most up-to-date information available to us. The advice is designed to help British travellers and citizens to take their own decisions about their travel plans. It deliberately focuses on the potential risks and problems involved in travel overseas. But the overwhelming majority of visits are of course trouble-free. Follow the links to access the following:
Country Advice – official Foreign Office travel advice on over 200 countries, country-specific Travellers' Tips, and links to travel advice of foreign governments.
Risk of Terrorism - brief summary of the terrorist threat world-wide, and what help FCO Travel Advice can provide in warning of the dangers
Before You Go – information on what to do before you depart as part of the on-going 'Know Before You Go' campaign
While You Are There– security and 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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Telephone number for the FCO Travel Advice Unit: 0870 606 0290.
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