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Greece Travel Advice: Advice On Taking Cash To Greece

Take out comprehensive medical and travel insurance before you travel to Greece. The currency of Greece is the euro. When travelling outside of the UK, you should take more than one means of payment with you (cash, debit card, credit card). Visitors to Greece should be aware of the possibility that banking services – including credit card processing and servicing of ATMs – throughout Greece could potentially become limited at short notice. Make sure you have enough Euros in cash to cover emergencies, unforeseen circumstances and any unexpected delays.

There are regular strikes. These are sometimes called at short notice and can cause disruption to public transport in and out of Greece (including air travel and ports). Demonstrations take place regularly in central Athens, and have also taken place in other towns and cities. You should avoid all demonstrations and follow the advice given by local security authorities. 

In the early hours of 10 April 2014 there was a large explosion outside the Bank of Greece in central Athens. There were no reported injuries.

The emergency services number in Greece is 112. Calling 999 from a UK mobile in Greece will automatically transfer you to the Greek emergency services.

British nationals make around 2 million visits Greece to every year. 

 

 

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Travel Warning Tunisia: Gunmen Attack 2 Tourist Hotels In Tunisia

Gunmen attacked the Imperial Hotel and Hotel Club Riu Bellevue at Port El Kantaoui, near Sousse, earlier today. 28 people have been reported killed and injured. A British Embassy crisis team is on its way to the area.

Some attackers may still be at large. Any British nationals in these hotels or nearby should remain indoors, and contact their tour operator and the Foreign Office on the hotline number below. For security reasons they should not advertise their location on social media or when speaking to journalists.

Two gunmen armed with Kalashnikov rifles reportedly penetrated a private beach area and opened fire.

FCO Hotline number: +44 (0)207 008 0000

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

  • the Chaambi Mountain National Park area
  • the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef
  • the militarized zone south of, but not including, the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba
  • within 5km of the Libya border area from north of Dhehiba up to but not including the Ras Ajdir border crossing

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to:

  • areas south of, and including, the towns of Nefta, Douz, Médenine, Zarzis (including the Tunisia-Libya border crossing point at Ras Ajdir)
  • within 30km of the border with Algeria south of, and including, the town of Jendouba (this area includes the archaeological sites of Bulla Regia and Chemtou)
  • the governorate of Kasserine, including the town of Sbeitla

If you travel to the interior of Tunisia, you should do so with a reputable tour guide.

There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. 

A terrorist attack took place at the Bardo museum in the centre of Tunis on 18 March. A number of people were killed, including a British national. Further attacks are possible. You should be especially vigilant at this time and follow the advice of Tunisian security authorities and your tour operator.

424,707 British nationals visited Tunisia in 2014. Most British tourists stay in the coastal resorts and most visits are trouble free.

In the resort areas, the dress code is much like any European city or tourist area. In other parts of the country you should dress more modestly.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling to Tunisia.

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Paraguay Travel Advice: General Strike 26 March 2014 Demonstrations Expected

A general strike has been called for 26 March. Demonstrations are expected across the country, particularly in downtown Asuncion. Some roads may be blocked. You should avoid all demonstrations as they may turn violent.

Monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities. The British Embassy in Asuncion will be operating with limited staff on 26 March. For emergency Consular matters, call +595 21 328 5507.

There are multiple outbreaks of dengue fever in Paraguay. You should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel to Paraguay.

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Yemen Travel Warning: 20 Soldiers Killed Attack In Hadramawt 24 March 2014

24 March 2014 at least 20 soldiers were killed during an attack in Hadramawt;

13 February 2014, an attack on Sana’a Central Prison killed 7 guards killed, injured 4 others and allowed 29 prisoners to escape, including 19 convicted of terrorism offences;

2 February, rockets were fired into central Sana’a;

December 2013, an attack on the Ministry of Defence Hospital in Bab Al-Yaman, Sana’a, left at least 52 people dead and over 160 injured;

October 2013, the 11th Brigade base in Ahwar, Abyan was attacked, with reports of at least 12 dead and others injured;

September 2013, the Yemeni Army Headquarters in Mukalla, Hadrawmawt, was attacked, with reports of at least 30 dead and others injured;

September 2013, there were a series of co-ordinated attacks on army and police posts in Shabwah, with reports of least 56 soldiers and police dead;

August 2013, there was an explosion on a Sana’a bus carrying Yemeni military, with reports of at least 20 dead and others injured;

The level of consular assistance available to British nationals is limited. If you don’t leave the country now while commercial carriers are still flying it is extremely unlikely that the British government will be able to evacuate you or provide consular assistance. If you need urgent consular assistance call either +967 1308 114 and follow the instructions given, or +44 (0) 20 7008 1500.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. You are reminded of the ongoing threat against foreigners and are strongly advised to avoid places visited on a regular basis by foreign nationals.

Terrorists continue to threaten further attacks. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has previously targeted western interests and there could be a threat to commercial sites, transport infrastructure, diplomatic missions and any place where westerners gather. There is a very high threat of kidnap from armed tribes, criminals and terrorists. So far in 2014, a number of foreign nationals have been kidnapped, and groups actively continue to target westerners. In late February, there were 2 separate kidnap attempts against well-protected westerners.

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Belgium Travel Advice: Take Out Comprehensive Travel And Medical Insurance Before You Travel

Up to 1.8 million British nationals visit Belgium every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. If you need to contact the emergency services in Belgium call 112.

Theft and pick pocketing is a problem in crowded areas.

Take care of your belongings and passports at all train stations in Brussels. 

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Patients Insurance

Patients Insurance

You may be a frequent flyer business traveler, student, leisure or medical health tourist considering the Expat Life. Perhaps you are already established as a Expat living far from home on distant shores. Where ever you are now, understanding Patients Insurance and Expatriate Healthcare requirements is vital to a safe, risk free Global Expatriate Life. Accidents do happen and when you least expect them. Insuring you have the right type of Patients Insurance will mean, should anything untoward happen, you will not be faced with a large medical bill, or even worse, insufficient or no medical care.

Expats searching the internet to source, compare and select the best Patients Insurance plans for Overseas Assignments are now covered by International Private Medical Insurance Magazines Online Patients Insurance company and plan guide. Get the lowdown on who's who and which Patients Insurance companies you should trust with your life.

Since 2009 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine has been providing mission critical news and information about Patients Insurance to individual expatriates, expat groups, expatriate employers and Expat Health Insurance brokers and intermediaries.

It is important to fully understand Expatriate Health Insurance requirements before you travel and insure you select the right and most appropriate Patients Insurance plan and cover for leisure, business, educational or health travel purposes.

Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare comes in all shapes and sizes so be sure to do a complete Patients Insurance comparison of the Patients Insurance plan, Patients Insurance costs and Patients Insurance fine print. Make your Patients Insurance plan covers you for costs relating to repatriation, emergency evacuation, medical and non medical transport services by ground ambulance or air ambulance.

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Health Insurance Expat

Health Insurance Expat

You may be a frequent flyer business traveler, student, leisure or medical health tourist considering the Expat Life. Perhaps you are already established as a Expat living far from home on distant shores. Where ever you are now, understanding Expat Health Insurance and Expatriate Healthcare requirements is vital to a safe, risk free Global Expatriate Life. Accidents do happen and when you least expect them. Insuring you have the right type of Expat Health Insurance will mean, should anything untoward happen, you will not be faced with a large medical bill, or even worse, insufficient or no medical care.

Expats searching the internet to source, compare and select the best Expat Health Insurance plans for Overseas Assignments are now covered by International Private Medical Insurance Magazines Online Expat Health Insurance company and plan guide. Get the lowdown on who's who and which Expat Health Insurance companies you should trust with your life.

Since 2009 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine has been providing mission critical news and information about Expat Health Insurance to individual expatriates, expat groups, expatriate employers and Expat Health Insurance brokers and intermediaries.

It is important to fully understand Expatriate Health Insurance requirements before you travel and insure you select the right and most appropriate Expat Health Insurance plan and cover for leisure, business, educational or health travel purposes.

Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare comes in all shapes and sizes so be sure to do a complete comparison of the Expat Health plan, costs and fine print. Make your Expatriate Health Insurance plan covers you for costs relating to repatriation, emergency evacuation, medical and non medical transport services by ground ambulance or air ambulance.

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Expatriate Healthcare

Expatriate Healthcare

You may be a frequent flyer business traveler, student, leisure or medical health tourist considering the Expat Life. Perhaps you are already established as a Expat living far from home on distant shores. Where ever you are now, understanding Expatriate Healthcare requirements is vital to a safe, risk free Global Expatriate Life. Accidents do happen and when you least expect them. Insuring you have the right type of Expat Healthcare will mean, should anything untoward happen, you will not be faced with a large medical bill, or even worse, insufficient or no medical care.

Expats searching the internet to source, compare and select the best Expatriate Healthcare plans for Overseas Assignments, Travel Abroad and Student Travel Programs are now covered by International Private Medical Insurance Magazines Online Expatriate Healthcare Insurance company and plan guide. Get the lowdown on who's who and which Expatriate Healthcare Insurance companies you should trust with your life.

Since 2009 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine has been providing mission critical news and information about Expatriate Health Insurance to individual expatriates, expat groups, expatriate employers and Expat Health Insurance brokers and intermediaries.

It is important to fully understand Expatriate Health Insurance requirements before you travel and insure you select the right and most appropriate Expatriate Medical Health Travel Insurance plan and cover for leisure, business, educational or health travel purposes.

Expatriate Healthcare Insurance and Healthcare comes in all shapes and sizes so be sure to do a complete comparison of the Expat Health Insurance plan, costs and fine print. Make your Expatriate Health Insurance plan covers you for costs relating to repatriation, emergency evacuation, medical and non medical transport services by ground ambulance or air ambulance.

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Expatriate Health Insurance Broker Intermediary

Expatriate Health Insurance Broker Intermediary

You may be a frequent flyer business traveler, student, leisure or medical health tourist considering the Expatriate Life. Perhaps you are already established as a Expatriate living far from home on distant shores. Where ever you are now, understanding Expatriate Health Insurance Broker Intermediary requirements is vital to safe, risk free Global travel. Accidents do happen and when you least expect it. Insuring you have the right Expatriate Health Insurance Broker Intermediary will mean, should anything untoward happen, you will not be faced with a large medical bill, or even worth, insufficient medical care.

Expatriates searching the internet to source, compare and select the best Expatriate Health Insurance Broker Intermediary are now covered by International Private Medical Insurance Magazines Expatriate Health Insurance Broker Intermediary company guide. Get the lowdown on who's who and which Expatriate Health Insurance Broker Intermediary you should trust with your life.

Since 2009 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine has been providing mission critical news and information about Expatriate Health Insurance to individual expatriates, expat groups, expatriate employers and Expatriate Health Insurance brokers and intermediaries.

It is important to fully understand Expatriate Health Insurance requirements before you travel and insure you select the right and most appropriate Expatriate Health Insurance plan and cover for leisure, business, educational or health travel purposes.

Expatriate Health Insurance comes in all shapes and sizes so be sure to do a complete comparison of the Expatriate Health Insurance plan, costs and fine print. Make your Expatriate Health Insurance plan covers you for costs relating to repatriation, emergency evacuation, medical and non medical transport services by ground ambulance or air ambulance.

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Expat Health Insurance

Expat Health Insurance

You may be a frequent flyer business traveler, student, leisure or medical health tourist considering the Expat Life. Perhaps you are already established as a Expat living far from home on distant shores. Where ever you are now, understanding Expatriate Health Insurance and Expatriate Healthcare requirements is vital to a safe, risk free Global Expatriate Life. Accidents do happen and when you least expect them. Insuring you have the right type of Expat Health Insurance will mean, should anything untoward happen, you will not be faced with a large medical bill, or even worse, insufficient or no medical care.

Expats searching the internet to source, compare and select the best Expat Health Insurance plans for Overseas Assignments are now covered by International Private Medical Insurance Magazines Online Expat Health Insurance company and plan guide. Get the lowdown on who's who and which Expat Health Insurance companies you should trust with your life.

Since 2009 International Private Medical Insurance Magazine has been providing mission critical news and information about Expat Health Insurance to individual expatriates, expat groups, expatriate employers and Expat Health Insurance brokers and intermediaries.

It is important to fully understand Expatriate Health Insurance requirements before you travel and insure you select the right and most appropriate Expat Health Insurance plan and cover for leisure, business, educational or health travel purposes.

Expat Health Insurance and Healthcare comes in all shapes and sizes so be sure to do a complete comparison of the Expat Health Insurance plan, costs and fine print. Make your Expatriate Health Insurance plan covers you for costs relating to repatriation, emergency evacuation, medical and non medical transport services by ground ambulance or air ambulance.

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