For UK Visitors
New England receives 700,000 British visitors a year, and North of Boston is one of the growing destinations attracting those visitors. The British Consulate-General in Boston has some advice for Brits (and others!) visiting the North Shore region from overseas:
- Awareness is everything: You can’t predict everything, but you can take steps to minimize misfortune. Research local laws before vacation, check travel advice from your home government, and pay the extra cost for comprehensive travel insurance.
- Protect your passport: Would you leave £100 unattended on the beach or at a restaurant? Of course not, no one wants to lose £100! Treat your passport the same way, because that’s how much it costs to get an emergency replacement from the UK.
- Help when you need it: If something does go wrong, emergency assistance is always available. Brits visiting New England can call the British Consulate at +1 (617) 245-4500 and select Option 2 for consular support at their fingertips.
The bottom line? Whether you’re travelling to the UK or the North Shore, make sure you protect yourself and #TravelAware. You can check travel advice from the UK Foreign Office on Twitter at @FCOtravel and sign up for email alerts at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa. Safe travels and have fun north of Boston!