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Travel & living abroad

Be a responsible tourist

Making responsible choices about your holiday can help protect communities and the environment around the world.

Tourism can have a negative impact on the environment – so we’ve got a few tips on how you can reduce your impact, help to protect endangered species and preserve local cultures.

Drugs are a universal problem. It’s important to be aware of the dangers of dabbling with them whilst you’re abroad.

And child sex tourism is unfortunately a growing problem in some areas of the world. Learn how you can help stop this and how the UK law can be enforced even if offences are committed abroad.

We work to promote universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all. If you would like to know more about human rights issues in countries you are thinking of travelling to, our Annual Human Rights Report provides an assessment of the human rights record of countries of concern around the world. You can find further information on the website of NGOs such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch

Wildlife and the environment

Practical advice on how you can minimise the negative impact travelling and holidays have on the environment, local cultures and wildlife

Tourism in Antarctica

Information on the laws and rules governing visits and tourism in the Antarctic.


Advice and warnings about taking illegal drugs whilst abroad.

Child sex tourism

Understand how UK law still applies to UK citizens who exploit children abroad and how to report such abuse

Travelling during Ramadan

Information for people travelling during Ramadan

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