‘Know Before You Go’ (KBYG) is an ongoing campaign with just under 500 travel industry partners to help Brits to stay safe and healthy abroad.
The campaign was launched in 2001 to promote these key messages:
Every year thousands of British travellers seriously regret not taking these simple steps.
If you’re planning a trip you should read the travellers checklist – it’s full of practical tips for having a safe and enjoyable time.
See our full list of campaign partners and learn about the benefits of becoming a Know Before You Go campaign partner.
Our research has shown that particular groups of travellers experience unique problems. We use mini-campaigns to reach these groups with our advice:
For example, younger travellers are the least prepared group of UK travellers – that’s why we've created a section on our website www.fco.gov.uk/gapyear and work with specialist travel companies and universities to get our message to them.
Recent KBYG mini-campaigns include:
KBYG publications include:
All KBYG publications can be ordered on the travel advice publications page.
The Know Before You Go Campaign is a joint venture between the FCO and the travel industry to ensure that British travellers are better prepared when they go overseas. The FCO does not endorse any of the companies who are part of the KBYG campaign. We are not involved in the production or sale of the companies’ products, nor do we monitor their quality.
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