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Foreign Office advise fans to be on the ball at the Rugby World Cup

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London, 1 September 2011

Rugby fans are being warned to take extra care on the roads during the Rugby World Cup as statistics show New Zealand has more than twice the number of road crash fatalities per 100,000 people as the UK.


Tropical storm Irene - advice for travellers

Satellite photograph of Tropical Storm. Photo by NOAA-NASA GOES Project via Getty Images.

London, 29 August 2011

Hurricane Irene has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

Travel tips from Foreign Office staff - and we want yours too

A tourist using a mobile phone and laptop on a beach. Photo by Getty Images.

London, 23 August 2011

The Foreign Office is calling on the public to provide travel tips as British nationals prepare to go abroad for the August bank holiday weekend.

Swimming ban in Seychelles

Australian lifeguard, Sydney. Photo by Getty Images.

17 August 2011

A temporary ban has been issued by authorities on entering the water in five areas following two fatal shark attacks.

Don't bankrupt yourself - always travel with insurance

travel advice

London, 15 August 2011

As new research emerges about the high cost of medical bills abroad, the Foreign Office urges travellers to prioritise travel insurance.

All in a day's work - the role of British consular staff

British Consul Rania Kossiori meets expats in Rhodes

Athens, 12 August 2011

Helping holidaymakers, meeting local tour operators and discussing local concerns with expats, all in a day's work for British Vice Consul Rania Kossiori.

British Behaviour Abroad - At a glance

Prisoner behind bars

London, 11 August 2011

The Foreign Office has used video, Google Earth and an infographic to represent the data published last week on the numbers of Brits who get into trouble abroad.

Foreign Office trials text messaging service in a crisis

A woman holding a mobile phone. Photo by Getty images.

London, 9 August 2011

Vodafone UK customers who take their mobile phones overseas may now find their phone is more than just a handy way to stay in touch with friends and family.

Foreign Office releases figures on Brits in trouble overseas

Prisoner behind bars

London, 4 August 2011

The number of Britons arrested overseas has fallen by over 10%, but despite this positive trend Foreign Office staff still handled 5,700 arrest cases last year.

Holidays 4 UK Ltd ceases trading

London, 3 August 2011

Travel company Holidays 4 UK Ltd has ceased trading with immediate effect. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be arranging repatriation for all customers in line with the scheduled end of their holiday.


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