Helping British nationals overseas: our service on Twitter, @FCOtravel

The information below sets out how and when we will answer your enquiries using Twitter.



Our service

We aim to respond to questions sent to @FCOtravel on Twitter during the following times:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm: we will monitor questions and aim to respond within 2 hours.
  • Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 9am, weekends and bank holidays: we will monitor questions but will only respond in a crisis situation. All non-crisis enquiries will be dealt with during office hours.
  • In an emergency, you can speak to us for help and advice 24/7 by telephone on +44 (0)207 008 1500, or by calling your nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission, and selecting the relevant option from the menu.
Published 15 October 2013
Last updated 16 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Emergency contact details updated.
  2. First published.