“Significant possibility” of terrorism in air crash.

How will your travel be affected? Following Saturday’s air disaster in the Sinai Desert the UK and Irish governments have decided today to cancel all flights to and from the UK to the Egyptian resort indefinitely. This is because air …

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Mental health and travel. How the FCO – and World First – can help.

Mental health and travel. How the FCO – and World First - can help. As medical travel insurance specialists we are often asked to cover people with mental health conditions. And we are very pleased to be able to say …

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The World First Wander: solo travel, Paris and the best apps

The World First Wander: women travelling solo, Paris and the best apps Welcome to our weekly look at what’s hot in the world of travel and travel writing from around the world. It’s a mixed bag this week looking at …

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How often do Brits have accidents on holiday?

How often do Brits have accidents on holiday? How likely are you to lose your passport on holiday? How often are Brits arrested in foreign countries? What are the most dangerous countries for Brits to visit? The Foreign & Commonwealth …

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Yes we can. No we can’t. What the British consul can do for you

Yes we can. No we can’t. What the British consul can do for you The British Consulate operates out of 227 countries across the world. As our representatives abroad they provide a string of vital services to protect us – …

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The World First Wander – the Internet’s best travel blogs

The World First Wander – the Internet’s best travel blogs   Welcome to another edition of the World First Wander, our weekly compendium of the very best in travel writing and blogging. Each week we scour the internet – so …

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Travel insurance and you. Have you got the facts?

Travel insurance and you. Have you got the facts? Last week the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) began an awareness raising campaign to encourage travellers to be well prepared for any foreign travel, particularly where travel insurance is concerned, and …

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There may be trouble ahead. Consular hot spots around the world.

Millions of us travel overseas every year. We travel the world to work, see the sights and relax on our precious time off. The majority of trips – by a long, long way – are trouble free. But sometimes things …

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How to use your EHIC in Spain.

How to use your EHIC in Spain. Going to Spain this summer? If you don't want to be 'redder than a Spanish tomato', you might want to watch this video. It has been jointly produced by the Department of Health and …

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New US security measures. Where you stand if your laptop won’t power up.

We love gadgets. But now, if you are travelling to the USA from Heathrow or Manchester (and other long haul airport hubs around the world) with electronic gadgets you will be required to switch them on at airport security or …

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