• Frequent traveller checklist

    • Make sure your passport is valid for the duration of your stay (many countries require your passport to be valid for at least six months after the end of your intended stay).
    • Check whether you need a visa before travelling (particularly if travelling for business purposes).
    • Make copies of your passport, travel insurance policy, visas and credit card details - and store separately from the original.
    • Find out if you need to take out medical, personal injury or other insurance  in the country you're going to.
    • If you are travelling in the European Union, and are an EU citizen, get a European Health Insurance Card. This entitles you to emergency medical treatment  on the same basis as local nationals.

    Where can I get the latest travel advice?

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides regularly updated bulletins on individual countries, with information on safety and security, health issues, local laws and entry requirements. See the latest FCO travel information .

    What insurance do I need?

    When travelling overseas, it's a good idea to have comprehensive travel insurance that offers medical and health cover, emergency assistance, personal liability cover, lost and stolen possessions cover, and protection from cancellation and curtailment.

    If you are making regular trips abroad, it's worth considering an annual, multi-trip insurance policy . These are often more cost-effective than taking out regular, separate policies.

    Can I drive whilst abroad?

    Travellers with an EU drivers' licence can drive throughout the Economic European Area.

    If you intend to drive in a country outside the EEA, you may need to apply for an International Driving Permit. See the AA's country-by-country list of licence requirements .

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