Travelling & Living Overseas
Travel advice and tips for British travellers on staying safe abroad and what help the FCO can provide if something goes wrong
Everything you need to know to prepare for a stress-free trip abroad.
- Travel checklist
- Travel Health
- Travel insurance
- Driving abroad
- Travel money
- Eat and drink safely
- Tropical cyclones
- Terrorism abroad
- River and sea safety including piracy
What if something goes wrong while you’re abroad? Find out how we can help, and what you should do next.
- Arrest or detention
- Victims of crime
- Coping with death abroad
- Going abroad? Five reasons to take the British Embassy’s phone number with you:
- Information for forced marriage victims
- Missing persons
- Rape and sexual assault abroad
- Sick or injured abroad
- Parental child abduction
Different types of traveller need different advice so we've created some checklists aimed at specific groups of people.
- Cricket: England's Winter tour of the West Indies
- Women travellers
- LGBT travellers
- Disabled travellers
- Winter, water and extreme sports
- Overseas weddings and civil partnerships
- Hajj pilgrims
- Visiting friends and family abroad
- Travelling abroad for medical treatment
- Travelling football fans
- Cruise ship passengers
We'd like everyone to have care-free holidays but it's important to be aware of things for your own benefit and that of others.
In depth advice for every country in the world, updated regularly for all British travellers.
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Advice on how you can renew or replace a passport, including lost and stolen ones.
This page offers guidance on issues you might encounter at passport control - such as how much validity you need on your passport, and what kinds of things might impede you at the immigraiton desk.
Some advice on moving abroad including how the British embassy can help, and links to other useful web pages.
Comprehensive information on the services we offer for registering births and deaths and information and forms for overseas weddings or civil partnerships
The FCO’s successful campaign to promote travel advice to British travellers. Includes a full list of KBYG campaign partners.
Here you will find a range of information leaflets on offering advice on all aspects of travel.
You'll find all the contact numbers for the Travelling and Living Overseas section here.
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