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10 Things to do before you go

1. Check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice online at www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo 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 www.doh.gov.uk/traveladvice or http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk

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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