Heading abroad this winter? Here are a few simple tips for staying safe

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In a similar way, many thousands of Britons will head off to a warmer climate, whether that be Spain, the Canaries, Cyprus or perhaps further afield. Wherever you are travelling this winter, I would echo some of the tips offered to Canadians who are venturing to Florida, California and other parts of the US:-

1. Get travel insurance, and make sure its insurance that is comprehensive for whatever you have planned and will last the duration of your visit;

2. Use common sense, notably do not go around flashing cash or other valuables;

3. Go where tourists go.  If you do go off the beaten track, make sure you do your research first;

4. Know the rules about how long you can stay in a country and whether there might be tax implications for particularly extended stays.This will apply, notably, to those who effectively move abroad for 6 months or more of the year.  

Chris Deacon

Solicitor - Claims Abroad team

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