Travel advice

Are you ready for your trip?

Your last minute holiday checklist

Comprehensive Insurance

Make sure your policy covers the full duration of your trip and any activities you may want to do (some sports such as skiing require extra insurance). More information about this can be found in this leaflet.

If you're travelling with the European Economic Area you can get a free European Health Insurance Card - it's valid for all medically-necessary care within the EU and the EEA and should be accepted by all state hospitals. However we also strongly recommend that you have comprehensive travel insurance, as an EHIC only covers necessary care and won’t cover things such as repatriation to the UK in the case of a medical emergency.


Get all your documents ready

  • Check that your passport is in date and make sure it will be valid for at least six months after the date of your return.
  • Make photocopies of your passport, ticket and insurance documents to leave at home.
  • Find out how your traveller's cheques and credit cards can be replaced if lost and take emergency numbers with you.
  • Make sure you have enough money for the length of your stay and any unforeseen circumstances.


Check with your GP as soon as possible to find out which vaccinations or medication you might need.


Know your destination

Find out about the local laws and customs and pack a guide book. It's also a good idea to check out the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for the latest travel advice and preparation tips.


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