Know Before You Go - staying safe and healthy abroad

Wherever you’re going, it’s important to prepare before you go. Stay healthy and safe abroad by taking some simple precautions:

If you get into difficulty abroad we’ll do what we can to help, but there are things we can’t do. Learn about support for British nationals abroad.

Advice for specific groups and types of trip

We provide additional guidance for certain groups of travellers and types of holiday:

Moving abroad

Moving or retiring abroad is a major decision. You should plan and research in advance to make sure your move goes smoothly. Read our guide for living in your chosen country, travel advice and use our checklist.

If you’re considering buying property abroad, be aware that the process and legal requirements may be very different from those in the UK. Watch our video and read our guide on buying property abroad to get started.

Find out more

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Teachers can download the Know Before You Go teachers pack to help educate students aged 16 to 19 on staying safe when they travel.