Sometimes you need more than FCO Advice


Along with many other government departments, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has received a financial battering since austerity measures were brought in, and the department has had to make operational changes to make its budget go further. One of those changes has been the number of foreign embassies and ..Read more

If you need help when you are abroad, who are you going to call?


Business travel can take you or your staff to the furthest corners of the planet; giving exposure to different cultures, underdeveloped countries, and to hostile environments. There are lots of solutions on the market to protect travellers, but is there a one size fits all service?

The answer to that would ..Read more

The grave facts about gap years


dangers of gap year travelling

Every year, many people travel around the world, donning a backpack in search of adventure, and most of them return home without incident. However, the world can be a dangerous place, and there is always a risk that travellers won’t return home in the same or better condition than they ..Read more

How safe is your child when they’re gap year travelling?


gap year safety

The headlines are full of horrific incidents affecting travellers abroad, but if your child is planning a Gap Year it is important to remember that thousands of students travel safely every year, and with adequate precautions, there is no reason why your precious offspring shouldn’t be one of them. We’ve ..Read more

Budgeting for your Gap Year


Gap Year Budget

Despite the increased costs of a university education, it remains very popular amongst UK students to take a gap year to see the world. Some choose to wait until they graduate, and some travel between A levels and Uni, using the time to experience different cultures, make plans for the ..Read more

We welcome Stuart Birch to the Consularcare team


We are delighted to announce that Stuart Birch has joined the Consularcare team as our Business Development Director. Since graduating from the University of West England with a BEng (Hons) degree in Digital Systems Engineering, Stuart’s career has developed organically, with his underlying passion and skills in business management and ..Read more

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Travel


ten things you need to know before you travel

Business travel can be stressful, particularly if you are venturing into unknown territory; not just geographically, but also culturally. You are not just responsible for yourself, your wellbeing, your possessions and your business agenda, you are also responsible for your organisation’s reputation. No pressure then! Here are Consularcare’s top ten ..Read more

Brexit, the Foreign Office and what it means to Joe Public


Brexit and the Foreign Office

Now that the news has sunk in, whether you were a staunch Brexiter or an adamant remainer, the fact is that the UK has voted to leave the EU. Everything we hear and read about Brexit is only supposition, because as an unprecedented event, even the experts can only surmise ..Read more

Dying to know the stats about deaths abroad?


deaths abroad

If you’re travelling abroad, whether it is for business or pleasure, you probably don’t want to give too much thought to the possibility of dying whilst you’re away. The statistics for deaths overseas probably won’t influence your choice of destination a great deal, but they do make for some interesting ..Read more

Sousse attack -what can we learn from this tragedy?


Remembering the victims of the Sousse attack


Just over a year ago, many Britons tragically lost their lives, and many more were seriously wounded, in the Sousse attack in Tunisia. On the anniversary, the Consularcare team shared a minute of silence and reflection as we thought of all the victims of the mass shooting and their families.

After ..Read more