The Know Before You Go Campaign?

Have you heard of the ‘Know Before You Go’ (KBYG) campaign? It is an ongoing campaign with around 300 travel industry partners – including P J Hayman & Company Ltd (the company behind 24/7 travel insurance)- to help Brits to stay safe and healthy abroad.

The campaign was launched in 2001 to promote these key messages:

  • get adequate travel insurance
  • check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) country travel advice
  • research your destination – know the local laws and customs
  • visit your GP as soon as possible before travelling
  • check your passport is in good condition and valid and you have all necessary visas
  • make copies of important travel documents and/or store them online using a secure data storage site
  • tell someone where you are going and leave emergency contact details with them
  • take enough money and have access to emergency funds

Every year thousands of British travellers seriously regret not taking these simple steps.
If you’re planning a trip you should read the travellers checklist – it’s full of practical tips for having a safe and enjoyable time.