Know Before You Go

Know Before You GoThe Know Before You Go campaign (KBYG) is a Foreign and Commenwealth Office campaign to help and advise brits abroad on everything from taking out travel insurance through to contacting the consulate abroad.

In association with the ‘Know Before You Go’ Campaign, we are working with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to do all that we can to help British travellers stay safe overseas. Before you go overseas, check out the FCO website at It is packed with essential travel advice and tips, and up-to-date country information.

The campaigns main objectives are;

  • Get comprehensive travel insurance, and read the small print
  • Check the FCO’s country travel advice
  • Research your destination – know the local laws and customs
  • Research the health risk on the NHS travel health information page as soon as possible before travelling, and if necessary visit your GP
  • Check your passport is valid and you have all necessary visas
  • Make copies of important travel documents and/or store them online using a secure data storage site
  • Tell someone where you are going and leave emergency contact details with them
  • Take enough money and have access to emergency funds