The Get Travel Smart campaign has returned
The campaign, supported by Tui, Gatwick and Liverpool airports, Abta and the Association of British Insurers, urges travellers to check FCDO advice and buy appropriate insurance before departing, ensuring they know what cover does and does not provide.
Jennifer Anderson, FCDO director of consular, said: “People are naturally excited about what may be their first holiday abroad for two years. The first step for anybody thinking of going abroad is to Get Travel Smart and check the FCDO’s travel advice and subscribe to updates.
“In the event of an emergency overseas, a consular officer is available 24/7 to provide initial support and advice. But purchasing the right travel insurance, declaring any pre-existing conditions and familiarising yourself with policy exemptions is an absolute must. Without insurance, you risk being left with a bill of thousands of pounds if things go wrong while abroad.”