check the NaTHNaC website or contact your GP’s surgery 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 entry requirements section of the travel advice for the country you are travelling to
take enough money for your trip and some back-up funds in a mix of cash and cards
**Visiting friends or family abroad?
**You still need to take the same preparations as if you were going on holiday. Foreign Office research from earlier this year showed that nearly half of young people did not take out insurance the last time they stayed with family and friends. **