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Foreign Office assistance sees Brits coming home for Christmas

Foreign Office assistance sees Brits coming home for Christmas

Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff across the world saved Christmas for more than 1,000 people last year, and have already helped hundreds more this yuletide season. New figures released by the FCO show that in the fortnight before Christmas 2015, staff at its embassies around the world came to the aid of 1,242 Brits stuck overseas after losing their passports or letting them expire.

Euro 2016: FCO launches travel tips for Euro 2016 football fans

Euro 2016: FCO launches travel tips for Euro 2016 football fans

With three home nation teams taking part in Euro 2016 next summer, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is launching ‘Be on the Ball’, a campaign providing advice and information to British football fans. With hundreds of thousands of supporters expected to travel to France to cheer on their team and enjoy the atmosphere, the FCO is encouraging all fans to plan ahead to enjoy a safe and stress-free tournament.

Tunisia urges British government to relax travel warnings

Tunisia urges British government to relax travel warnings

Officials from Tunisia have urged the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office to relax travel advice warning against all but essential travel to the destination. The move comes following a near total cessation of travel following the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers in the Mediterranean town of Sousse during a terror attack last year. The FCO currently advises against all travel to the Chaambi Mountain National Park area, the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef, and the militarized zone south of, but not including, the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba.