Health and safety whilst on holiday: Your journey

Health and safety whilst on holiday: Your Journey

There’s nothing quite like the excitement you get with that holiday feeling. It’s always good to make sure that you’re prepared for every element of your journey before you set off so you don’t face anything unexpected along the way. To make sure you tick off all the important things to consider ahead of your journey, we’ve collated some handy tips and advice so your holiday goes to plan from the moment you leave your house to when you arrive back home:

Planning your journey the right way

- Before visiting any destination whether it be one you’ve visited multiple times before or somewhere brand new - you should always check the FCO travel advice. This is to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information about the destination you’re travelling to and for you to account for any change in rules or legislation. You’ll find all the latest essential advice on your chosen destination including safety, security and medical restrictions including rules on COVID travel here

-          We would always recommend booking travel insurance ahead of your trip and if you have annual cover make sure it is still valid for the dates of your holiday. Ensure you take a copy of your insurance documentation with you whether it’s printed out or on an email. For more dedicated advice around insurance, make sure you check out our insurance page.
- Always allow plenty of time to get to the airport, station or port to account for any unexpected things that may be happening which could cause delays.
- Always make a note of the number to dial for the emergency services in your chosen destination so you’re aware of how to do this should you need to.
- Select a friend or family member to be your emergency contact. Ensure they have a copy of your full holiday itinerary, including the provider you’re travelling with, hotel address, contact details and your departure and arrival dates.
- Always check the luggage policy ahead of arriving at the airport including the weight, size specifications and carry instructions.
- Make sure you carry any prescription medication in your hand luggage and have the accompanying prescription to go with it.
- Always have a copy of your passport and VISA information with you and keep them in a safe place throughout your holiday.

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