Every country you visit will have different laws and regulations. It is very important that you are aware of local laws and customs. There may be very serious penalties for breaking a law which might seem trivial to you or for doing something which may not be illegal in the UK.
The best way to help keep your family safe is to buy a travel guide and phrasebook before you go on holiday. You can then research the country before you go and use it as a reference when you are there. A phrasebook could prove vital if you need to communicate with someone in an emergency.
Before you go overseas, check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice online or contact the FCO for essential travel advice and tips, and up to date country advice:
Useful Links & numbers:
Consular Services - www.fco.gov.uk/travel
Travel Advice Line
Tel: (UK) 0845 850 2829
Tel: (abroad) +44 (0) 20 7008 0232 +44 (0) 20 7008 0233
For updated advice on airport security and guides to virtually all UK airports, please visit:
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