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Holiday and travel tips for staying safe abroad

Have a memorable holiday for all of the right reasons this summer with our tips for staying safe abroad.


Turkish lira plunges to a record low against the pound in June 2023

The lira's dramatic decline continues as Turkey's re-elected President Erdogan appoints a new economic team to address the country's precarious financial state.


Croatia has adopted the euro

Croatia has officially withdrawn the Croatian kuna and replaced it with the euro.

Qatar 2022: travel advice for World Cup fans

Football fans are advised to plan ahead and follow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's travel advice for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

What is a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) and why get one?

GHIC is a free card issued by the NHS that entitles you to emergency state-provided healthcare when you’re visiting an EU country or Switzerland.

What currency is used in Switzerland?

The Swiss franc is the official currency of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the tiny Italian exclave of Campione d'Italia.


How much spending money do you need for Mexico?

Mexico is a relatively good value holiday destination for British travellers. Find out how many pesos you should budget for your trip.


What does a strong pound mean for travel money?

A strong pound means higher exchange rates and a better deal for UK travellers.


The most expensive countries to visit in Europe

We take a look at some of the most expensive countries to visit in Europe.

How to find the best euro exchange rate in 2022

If you're planning a trip to Europe this year, we'll show you how to get the best euro exchange rate.


Why does the Turkish lira exchange rate keep rising?

The Turkish lira exchange rate increased by over 20% last month and the rise looks set to continue as the Turkish government cuts interest rates.

How to book a covid test for international travel

You may need to provide evidence of a negative covid test before you can travel. Find out how and where to book one.