If you are travelling with a company, you should expect them to provide full preparation prior to your departure. If you are making your own arrangements, or feel that you would like additional assistance to that provided by the company with which you are travelling, you may wish to attend a course offered by companies running specific travel safety courses: see 'Before You Go' courses for more information.
We’re working with the Foreign Office to help you have a safe trip abroad. For more advice and country specific information, visit their website: www.fco.gov.uk
10 handy hints and good travel tips are:
* Get insurance
* Have local knowledge
* Check visas
* Be health aware
* No drugs!
* Be careful with alcohol
* Be vigilant
* Take care of your belongings
* Take enough money
* Keep in touch
UK Embassies overseas
You and your family/friends need to know how to contact UK Embassies/High Commissions overseas. See www.fco.gov.uk for all addresses and contacts.
Keep your valuable documents secure
If you are travelling on a gap year then you will at all times be ‘carrying' much information. From passports to insurance policies, medical information to key names & addresses and tickets.
There are secure online storage systems so you can keep copies of vital documents safe and accessible at all times. You can access them through any computer, any time, anywhere in the world using any of the major browsers.
An example is myTsafe - through gapadvice.org you will get 15% off the web price of myTsafe. Just use code ‘gapadv93’ on either the myTsafe Traveller or Plus products on www.mytsafe.com