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Travel safely and "Know Before You Go on your trip"

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Here at European Reseller GeoSIM we know the importance of being prepared when you travel, especially with low cost telephones whilst traveling.

Good preparation means that your journey, holiday or business trip can be less stressful and go smoothly

With this in mind, GeoSIM is working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to help British nationals stay safe abroad. The FCO website (www.fco.gov.uk/travel) offers straightforward travel advice, top tips and up to date country information to help you plan your holiday.

Although intended for UK nationals, the FCO advice is often very relevant and applicable for any traveler. The KBYG campaign covers important travel considerations such as insurance, health advise, emergency issues and personal safety.

Whatever your reason for travelling abroad, you’re sure to want a trouble free trip. Many of the things that often go wrong for travellers can be prevented or made less stressful by taking a few simple precautions.

Tips include:

  • Make sure you have valid travel insurance, even if you’re only planning a short trip.
  • Check what vaccinations you need by visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk, your travel health clinic or GP at least 6 weeks before you travel
  • Read up on your destination, local laws and customs. Check the FCO travel advice pages or sign up for email alerts for the latest information
    Tell family and friends where you are going and leave them your contact details, insurance policy details and your itinerary and/or store them online using a secure date storage
  • Make sure you have enough money to cover emergencies.
  • If you are travelling within the European Economic Area, get a European Health Insurance Card for free or reduced emergency care - you still need full travel insurance though! Remember you can call 112 for emergency services in any EU country.
  • Check your passport and requirements for the country you are visiting.


It’s also worth reading up on what the local British Consulate can do to help if you run into problems abroad – and what they can’t do. You can also find handy checklists to use before and during your trip.

For more information, visit the FCO website: www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo or call the 24 hour FCO travel advice line on  0845 850 2829 .