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10 Things to do before you go

1. Check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice online at or call 020 7008 0232/0233

2. Get travel insurance and check that the cover is appropriate.

3. Get a good guidebook and get to know your destination. Find out about local laws and customs

4. Ensure you have a valid passport and necessary visas

5. Check what vaccinations you need at least 6 weeks before you go

6. Check to see if you need to take extra health precautions at or

7. Make sure your travel agent is an ABTA member and, if flying, make sure your holiday package is ATOL protected

8. Make copies of your passport, insurance policy plus 24-hour emergency number and ticket details – leave copies with family and friends

9. Take enough money for your trip and some back-up funds e.g. travellers cheques, sterling or US dollars

10. Leave a copy of your itinerary and a way of contacting you such as e-mail, with family and friends

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