As well as looking at dreamy photos of cotton-white beaches and scouring the web for the best hotels and destination must-dos, checking Travel Aware should play a big part in your holiday research. It’s got all the information you need to make an informed decision about where you’d like to go, before you hit the book button. We’re talking everything from understanding entry requirements, to getting an idea of the local customs of the destinations on your ‘maybe’ list. Plus, you can make the most of handy tools, like the quick A-Z country advice search page, and the before-you-go checklist.
We know things can change after you book, which is why it’s important to make sure you’re up to speed with the latest travel advice. Travel Aware makes it really easy, too. Just follow their social channels - @FCOtravel on twitter, FCO Travel on Facebook, and TravelAware on Instagram. Here, they regularly post updates on situations that have the potential to affect travellers. Plus, you can sign up to their email alerts to get these updates directly into your inbox.
It might be tempting to put off sorting your travel insurance until the last minute, but it’s always better to get it done before you book. That way, your holiday’s covered from the outset, so if your circumstances change before you travel, your insurance has got your back. Travel Aware has all the details on travel insurance, why it’s so important, and what you should look for in a policy. Have a read of their take on it.
Travel Health Pro’s the expert on all things health around the world. They’ve got all the latest on everything from vaccination recommendations for each country, to outbreaks that might affect travellers. On their website, you’ll also find some really helpful information on the likes of avoiding insect bites and staying safe in the sunshine. If you’re worried about anything, Travel Health Pro recommends making an appointment with your GP at least four to six weeks before you’re due to set off, to talk it through and get some advice.
All clued up?
Head to the Travel Aware website. Or, if you’re ready to book, browse our best deals. Plus, have a read of our round-up of some of the most unusual local laws around the world, or get inspired by our list of the world’s best beaches.
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For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtravel and Facebook.com/FCOtravel
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Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting www.travelhealthpro.org.uk.
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