Advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is available to help you prepare for travelling abroad. Spending some time reviewing and planning your trip by looking at the information on the Travel Aware page can help you stay safe and healthy while you're away.
Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and how to apply
An EHIC is a card that entitles you to free or reduced medical costs at state hospitals in European Economic Area countries and Switzerland. It will cover you for treatment that's needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. Apply for an EHIC card.
Hiring a car abroad
If your driving licence was issued in England, Scotland or Wales, DVLA regulation requires drivers to get a 'check code' before hiring a car abroad.
Tips for travelling with a medical condition
Helpful hints around travel and holiday bookings for those with pre-existing medical conditions.
Home Office Identity and Passport Service
Responsible for issuing UK passports and for administering the civil registration process in England and Wales.
The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
Health information for health professionals and travellers. Find information about health risks in your destination country, general health and safety advice and reports of disease outbreaks.
Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.
Our 24 hour emergency medical assistance line is available 365 days of the year and is provided by CEGA Group Services Limited. Call this line if you think you need to cut your trip short, before going to a hospital or you need medical treatment that may cost more than £500. Outside UK +441243 621 537, within UK 01243 621 537 (For Text Phone please dial 18001 first). Calls will be recorded.
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