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. During the 2003-04 financial year our 1,800 Consular staff helped over 87,000 British Travellers and issued over 455,000 passports. The Travel section of this website contains a wealth of information for anyone planning a trip overseas. Our Travel 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:
Official Foreign Office travel advice on over 200 countries, country-specific Travellers' Tips, and links to travel advice of foreign governments.
Risk of Terrorism when Travelling Overseas
Brief summary of the terrorist threat world-wide, and what help FCO Travel Advice can provide in warning of the dangers
Travel Advice Review
The FCO published a review of FCO Travel Advice. It was laid before Parliament as a Command Paper on 24 March 2004.
FCO Consular Strategy 2004-2007
This Consular Strategy for 2004-2007 describes how we plan to supply consular services effectively, how we will manage the increasing demand for our services and how we will secure the resources we need to do the job. The Strategy directs how we work for the next three years. A highlights version is also available.
Athens Olympics 2004
Travel Advice for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
You can Subscribe to receive email alerts about changes to the FCO's country-specific Travel Advice notices and also register your travelling or residency status with our UK Embassies / Consulates overseas via our Online Consular Registration form.
Telephone number for the FCO Travel Advice Unit: 0870 606 0290.