check the NHS website or visit your doctor as early as possible before you travel to find out if you need any vaccinations or other medication
for certain countries your passport must be valid for 6 months after the date you travel - check the country’s entry requirements before you go
take enough money for your trip and some back-up funds in a mix of cash and travellers cheque - make a note of the cheques’ numbers before you go
Insurance - cheaper than you think
Research from the Foreign Office last summer revealed that Britons are spending an average of £12.00 at the airport on magazines and sweets - more than double the cost of a standard single trip insurance policy - yet one in five are still travelling without insurance.