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What does the British Embassy do (and how could they help you)?

What does the British Embassy do (and how could they help you)?

Nobody likes to think of the unexpected happening to them on holiday. Yet thanks to a global network of embassies, high commissions and consulates, help will always be available to British nationals who get into difficulties abroad.  Happy holidays? Most …

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Ticket? Money? Passport? What’s your biggest holiday worry?

Ticket? Money? Passport? What’s your biggest holiday worry?

The end of the year is looming. That means thoughts will soon turn to summer 2018. Is it the same for you? What are your plans so far? New research from The Foreign and Commonwealth Office suggests that 72% of …

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Travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Travelling to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer? Here’s everything you need to know. 

how to reduce your risk from terrorism

How to reduce your risk from terrorism while on holiday

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has released guidelines to help British travellers stay safe from - and take action against - the risk of terrorism while on holiday. Here’s a summary of what you should know. 

Attention all skiers and snowboarders! Have you forgotten something?

Attention all skiers and snowboarders! Have you forgotten something?

Attention all skiers and snowboarders! Have you forgotten something? The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have a message for all skiers and snowboarders this winter. It’s pretty simple really: check you have adequate winter sports travel insurance cover! You’d think everyone would …

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Going to Thailand? Be respectful, requests the FCO.

Going to Thailand? Be respectful, requests the FCO. Following the official announcement of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej yesterday there is now an official period of mourning of one year from 14 October 2016 in Thailand. The …

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This Week’s Top Travel Bloggers – the World First Wander.

This Week’s Top Travel Bloggers - the World First Wander. Welcome to another World First Wander, our weekly look at what’s hot in the world of travel blogging and writing. As always it’s compiled by Tristan Rothwell, the man who …

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Turkey terror attacks: where you stand with World First

Turkey terror attacks: where you stand with World First We live in troubled times. And now, after the most recent terror attack in Turkey on Tuesday, you may be thinking twice about your travel plans. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office …

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British traveller facing £53,000 medical bill after rare bird attack

British traveller facing £53,000 medical bill after rare bird attack We get a lot of emails here at World First. But occasionally we get one that really stands out. Like the email we received from a gap year traveller, who …

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Terrorist attacks in Brussels – where you stand

TUESDAY 22 March 2016 Following the recent explosions at the Brussels Zaventum Airport, and the Brussels metro line, we would like to extend our sympathies to those affected. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued advice this morning and it …

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