The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) provide a comprehensive ‘Travel Advice by Country’ for over 200 countries based on the most accurate and up-to-date information available. It is designed to help British travellers to make informed decisions about travelling abroad. Know Before You Go is an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging British travellers to prepare better before going overseas.
The U.S. Department of State – The Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) – exists to serve Americans traveling or residing abroad. Their primary goal is to meet the needs of American citizens while providing them with premier customer service. ACS administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Consular Information Sheets, Public Announcements, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.
The Australian Government provides a travel advisory and consular assistance service for Australian travellers.
Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC) provides information and assistance for Canadian travellers abroad. Canadian travellers should consult the Country Travel Reports before their departure to find out about safety and security conditions in the destination.
‘Fit for Travel’ is a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK. The website is compiled and updated by a team of experts from the Travel Medicine Division at Health Protection Scotland (HPS).
MASTA provide comprehensive ‘Health Briefs’ for travellers although these are not free and incur a small charge. A ‘Health Brief’ provides travel and medical advice specifically tailored to your journey. Each ‘Health Brief’ is compiled from the MASTA database of information on 84 diseases and health hazards in over 250 countries. The database is kept constantly up to date and provides individual written ‘Health Briefs’ by matching countries to be visited, living conditions abroad and dates of travel.
WHO publish a very detailed guide ‘International Travel and Health’. This publication offers guidance on the full range of health risks likely to be encountered at specific destinations and associated with different types of travel – from business, humanitarian and leisure travel to backpacking and adventure tours.
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