If you’re planning to head on holiday this Easter, or this summer, make sure you check with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) before you book to ensure you’re not going to end up somewhere that isn’t safe or you might be at risk from terrorism.


The FCO provides comprehensive and up-to-date foreign travel advice via its website https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice – there you can find details about travelling to 225 global countries and territories from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.


The site is the first place you should visit before you book any trip abroad. You will be able to read a ‘latest update’ about the country and any specific areas where there may be a current or perceived problem from civil unrest to potential terrorist attacks. It also offers details of the nearest British embassy, consulate to high commission if you are already on holiday in the country and experience problems.


With information on everything from safety & security and terrorism to entry requirements and health advice, the FCO is the first step to booking a safe and happy holiday for you and your family.