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The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)


The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) runs the campaign for travellers - ‘Know Before You Go’. The campaign encourages British nationals to be better prepared for their overseas trips with a view to avoiding common travelling traumas, risks and dangers.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office also run a comprehensive and well respected Travel Advice service.

Their Website is essential reading for all holiday makers who have not visited a particular country - it provides practical advice concerning the customs and cultures of specific countries and gives advice on passport and health issues.

The main vehicle for the campaign is the website: www.fco.gov.uk/travel

The aim of the campaign is to help people be more prepared when they travel overseas, so that when problems are encountered they are covered by the correct insurances etc..

Contact Information
Travel Advice Unit
Consular Directorate
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Old Admiralty Building
London SW1A 2PA
Telephone: 0870 6060290 (NOT for visa-related enquiries)
Fax: 020 7008 0155
email: consular.fco@gtnet.gov.uk (Travel Advice enquiries only)