Is it safe to travel to a certain country?
For the latest details of any travel restrictions, entry and stay requirements, visa and travel advice to your particular destination, visit the Foreign Office website at www.fco.gov.uk/travel or call 0845 850 2829
What immunisations are needed?
Inoculations: It is the responsibility of all passengers to ensure that prior to travel they have taken the necessary health precautions applicable to their chosen destination. Advice about destinations can change, therefore please consult with your doctor at least 2 months before your departure, as some treatments (e.g Malaria) should begin well in advace of travel. For bookings within 3 weeks of departure, please consult your doctor before booking your holiday. Other sources of information include the Department of Health's free leaflet Health Advice for Travellers (0800 555 777), your doctor, a specialist travel clinic or MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad 0208 994 9874).
Dependent on where you are travelling, you may or may not require immunisation. It is best to consult your GP if you are unsure about anything.
Is it safe to drink tap water in foreign countries?
A lot of resorts in Europe tend to have very good tap water, but it is advisable to drink bottled water if you are unsure of the tap water's quality.
Is it safe to eat foreign food?
As with eating out domestically, it is advised that you check your food is properly cooked - particularly meats - and has been prepared in a hygienic environment before eating. If you are experimenting with foods that you haven't tried before, you should introduce yourself to them gradually.
Should I tip on holiday?
Often on holiday, waiters, taxi drivers, porters and other people offering services will expect a tip because tip money makes up the bulk of their wage. There is no standard tipping amount, but generally somewhere between 5 and 15% is the norm.
Can I fly if I am pregnant?
It depends entirely on the airline and pregnant women are advised to confirm with the airline they are flying with. However, most airlines allow air travel during pregnancy up until the 28th week of pregnancy.