Before you head off on holiday, there are three things you should do:
|Check the latest UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Travel Advice for the country you are visiting
|Make sure you have adequate travel insurance – check the small print
|Watch our holiday safety videos
Advice for staff abroad
If an attack occurs in your workplace or elsewhere, it is important to be prepared and know how to respond. Hotel guests and tourists may look to you and your colleagues for advice. This video will give you simple and straightforward advice on what to do if an attack occurs to help you and others stay safe.
Advice for holidaymakers
There is a high threat of terrorist attacks globally affecting UK interests and British nationals, including from those who view the UK and British nationals as targets. Terrorist attacks may occur anywhere in the world, usually with little or no warning. You should be vigilant at all times.
While there is no specific intelligence that British holidaymakers will be targeted, this video highlights the steps you can take to minimise the impact of an attack – including knowing the local emergency services number.
If you hear gunshots you should:
RUN – to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.
HIDE – it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn your phone to silent and use only when it is safe to do so.
TELL – Make sure you know the local emergency numbers in the country you are travelling to. For all EU countries call 112.
The Travel Association has winter and summer safety and security advice for people travelling abroad, which includes the Action Counters Terrorism guidance, RUN HIDE TELL. So whether you’re planning a summer or winter trip follow ABTA’s useful advice to help you enjoy your holiday in the sun and snow and avoid some possible pitfalls.
Suspicious Behaviour Abroad
It is vital to be able to spot suspicious behaviour abroad, keeping you safe on your travels. This video looks at the RUN HIDE TELL abroad.
Suspicious items abroad
It is vital before international travel you are prepared for any situation you may find yourself or your family and friends in. This video contains information to help you learn the steps to take if you come across an item that could be or is suspicious.
|Advice for staff abroad
|This video will give you simple and straightforward advice on what to do if an attack occurs to help you and others stay safe.
|Advice for holidaymakers
|This video highlights the steps you can take to minimise the impact of an attack – including knowing the local emergency services number.
|Suspicious Behaviour Abroad
|This video looks at the RUN HIDE TELL abroad in the unlikely event of a terrorist attack.
|Suspicious item abroad
|This video contains information to help you learn the steps to take if you come across an item that could be or is suspicious.