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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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20 weird new year traditions from around the world

20 weird new year traditions from around the world

Popping a bottle of bubbly? A smooch with your special someone? Fireworks in your back garden? However you saw in the new year, we’re willing to bet your celebrations weren’t as peculiar as some of the hi-jinks that took place …

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How much would Santa’s travel insurance cost?

He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. Armed with such celestial powers, Santa presumably has a trick or two up his sleeve for dodging travel troubles. The thing is, travel can be unpredictable - especially when …

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For most people 1st December means little more than providing the green light to finally get started on the advent calendar. For many others it's the day that millions across the world unite to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, a condition that World First was the first insurer to offer a travel insurance policy for. 

What happened for World AIDS Day 2017?

For most people 1st December means little more than providing the green light to finally get started on the advent calendar. For many others it's the day that millions across the world unite to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, a condition …

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Who cares about dreaming of a white Christmas? You’d be happier with a bright Christmas. Or perhaps you’re pining for a last-minute break before the pre-Christmas mayhem really kicks in. Either way, here’s a selection of your best bets for sun this December. 

Where to go for sun in December

Who cares about dreaming of a white Christmas? You’d be happier with a bright Christmas. Or perhaps you’re pining for a last-minute break before the pre-Christmas mayhem really kicks in. Either way, here’s a selection of your best bets for …

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How to travel with medication

Taking your meds on holiday? How to avoid trouble abroad.

Imagine the scene. You’re looking forward to a holiday. You’ve been saving for months and looking forward to it for an age. You’ve spoken to your doctor, got the right medical travel insurance and made sure you’ve got enough medication …

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Has your passport gone missing? Whether you need to travel urgently or otherwise, here’s clear advice on what you need to do next.

What should you do if you lose or damage your passport?

Has your passport gone missing, been stolen or become damaged? Whether you need to travel urgently or otherwise, here’s clear advice on what you need to do next - in line with the latest advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth …

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Here are some quick tips to help make sure your adventure is the trip of a lifetime

27 top tips for taking your gap year travelling

So it’s time to take that gap year! Here are some quick tips to help make sure your adventure is the trip of a lifetime - and then some. 

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. 

Do I have to get the right travel insurance cover?

Get the right cover! Walking Spain’s most spectacular hike.

How are you with heights? Good? Then you might like to test them on what is often described as Spain’s most spectacular walk, the Cares Gorge in the Picos de Europa, the impressive limestone mountain range that’s close to the …

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