Health and Safety
How can I find out if it is safe to travel to a particular country?
The FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) is the British government department that issues advice as to whether a country is considered unsafe to travel to. UK Airlines and Tour Operators will generally follow advice given by the FCO regarding travelling to and from a country and we will endeavour to warn you of anything that is reported. The FCO website www.fco.gov.uk also has information on a variety of subjects that are useful to anyone looking to travel abroad.
What vaccinations do I need?
When is it safe to sunbathe and what factor sunscreen should I use?
What should be in my first aid kit / luggage when I travel?
Who will pay if I need to be hospitalised overseas or flown back to the UK?
We recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance for your overseas holiday. Should you require treatment while abroad or need to be flown back on medical ground to the UK, you can contact your travel insurance provider on their emergency contact number for further advice.
If you travel overseas without appropriate medical cover, it is likely that the full cost of any medical treatment and your early return to the UK will need to be paid for by yourself, family or friends. Please note, if you show your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) you are likely to receive free or reduced cost healthcare when visiting certain European countries.
You are welcome to ask Hays Travel about the travel insurance policies we sell, which will cover the above, dependant on policy type.