Accidents, illness, and emergencies on holiday
This section gives you the information you will need to help you deal with accidents and emergencies while you are on holiday. You can also find information about what to do if you’re the victim of crime or you fall ill.
What to do if you’re an independent traveller and you think your holiday destination might be dangerous.
What you should do if you’re an independent traveller and you fall ill or have an accident while you’re on holiday abroad.
What you should do if you think you have got food poisoning while on a package holiday.
What to do if you need to come home early from your holiday because you are taken ill or because an emergency means you are needed at home.
What to do if you think your package holiday destination might be dangerous or unsafe.
What to do if you have an accident on a package holiday. If the accident wasn’t your fault your package holiday organiser might be held responsible. This means you may be able to make a personal injury claim in the UK even if the accident happened abroad.
Who to contact if someone dies abroad, registering the death and making funeral arrangements including covering the costs, and whether you can claim on travel insurance.
What to do if your money, passport or possessions are lost or stolen on holiday.
What you should do if you’re involved in a road accident while travelling abroad.
What to do and who can help if you run out of money while travelling abroad.
Contacting the British Consul if you’re a victim of crime while on holiday or if you’re accused of committing a crime. The British Consul will be able to contact friends and family in the UK and offer help and support.