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Beware - Feeding the pigeons is illegal in some cities such as Venice.

Know before you go

Brits travelling abroad can often be caught out by local laws and customs which may be commonplace in the UK, but which may lead to hefty fines or even prison sentences in other countries as 28 British and Irish holidaymakers in Portugal found out when they were arrested for playing Bingo. From eating a sandwich on the cathedral steps to wearing camouflage clothing - take a look at some laws which may land you in hot water abroad... Read More...

LOCATE – An FCO Crisis Management Service for British Nationals

If you are a British national, and travelling or living abroad, or planning to do so, we recommend that you register for the free FCO service called “LOCATE”. Foreign and Commonwealth Office embassy and crisis staff can then give you better assistance in an emergency such as a tsunami or terrorist attack. Read More...