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FCO Know Before You Go Campaign – 12 Blogs of Christmas

FCO Travel AdviceThe FCO are delivering 12 blogs from 12 countries over 12 days. They provide a snapshot of the work carried out by consular representatives from the British Embassies and High Commissions in these countries in the run-up to Christmas. They examine both the highlights and the challenges which travellers face during this busy period.

The countries from which these blog entries will be received are:

For anyone planning a Gap Year, who travels regularly or who is interested in travel, these blogs will deliver a unique view from inside the British Consulates around the world.

Although undoubtedly most travel around the world by British citizens is done without significant incident, even small problems which we routinely deal with in our day-to-day lives at home, can rapidly escalate when far away in a country whose language, culture and laws are very different from those we are familiar with.

When things do go wrong, it is these representatives of Her Majesty’s Government who provide support and information to British citizens in trouble. If, as we strongly recommend, the way to avoiding problems when you travel is through effective research and planning, what better way to find out what the common problems are, than by hearing what the men and women stationed in these outposts experience and deal with on a regular basis.


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To view the original article – 12 Blogs of Christmas

Source – Foreign & Commonwealth Office 

Date – 3rd December 2010

Submitted by – Peter Mayhew