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
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- More about the virus and how your travel plans may be affected
- See our latest travel advice by country
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.
- Going abroad? Five reasons to take the British Embassy’s phone number with you:
- Information for forced marriage victims
- Sick or injured abroad
- Arrest or detention
- Victims of crime
- Rape and sexual assault abroad
- Coping with death abroad
- Missing persons
- Parental child abduction
Different types of traveller need different advice so we've created some checklists aimed at specific groups of people.
- Festivals abroad
- 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.
Sign up for our new consular registration service.
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.
A range of information leaflets giving advice on aspects of travel
We welcome your views on the services we provide.
You'll find all the contact numbers for the Travelling and Living Overseas section here.
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Help & Support
For assistance abroad you can call our Consular Assistance team in London on:
020 7008 1500
More numbers can be found on our Contact Us page
Find out how we are helping young travellers visiting the Greek islands this summer.
We welcome your feedback.
What you say is very important in deciding where we take action.
We have two online questionnaires. Please complete the one that is relevant to the assistance you received.