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Before you travel:

  • Check the FCO’s travel abroad pages for up-to-date information.
  • The FCO has a LOCATE service that you can register with. This allows them to get in touch with you during times of emergency such as natural disaster or terrorist attacks.
  • Allows know how to get in touch with the local embassy.
  • Take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers all your activities.
  • Apply for your European Health Insurance Card – remember that 112 is the emergency number in Europe.
  • Take copies of your passport and other travel documents then store these separately from the originals. These will really help if your originals are lost or stolen.
  • Fill in the emergency contact details page in your passport.
  • Let a family member or friend know your location and travel itinerary.
  • Keep enough money and back up funds as a mix of cash and travellers’ cheques (record the travellers’ cheque numbers before you travel).
  • Make sure your driving license is up-to-date and valid.
  • Check the HM Revenue & Customs website to find out what duty-free allowances and banned goods apply to your trip.

While you are away:

  • Trust your instincts and don’t take any risks.
  • Keep valuables such as cameras, phones and wallets out of sight when not in use.
  • Learn about local customs and dress codes – act sensibly and appropriately so that you don’t cause offence or break any laws.
  • Be careful about where you take photos or use binoculars, especially near airports, military or government buildings.
  • Keep your mobile with you, and store numbers for local police and the local embassy.
  • Don’t drink local tap water unless you have checked it is safe to do so. If it isn’t safe stick to bottled water and don’t eat salads, non-peeling fruit or have ice in your drinks.
  • If you plan to bring pets, food or plants back to the UK please check that they are allowed by visiting the DEFRA website.

Have a safe and happy trip!


Whilst we endeavour to keep this information updated, the rules and regulations related to driving in Europe may change without notice and this information may contain technical inaccuracies. We cannot be held responsible for information which may become out of date or liability for incorrect information.

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