Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
15 August 2011 09:57
The text alert service will provide information and advice for travellers in the event of a crisis
The UK Foreign Office with Vodafone UK has introduced an emergency text messaging service on trial basis for Britons travelling abroad.
The text alert service, which will be under trail for one year, has been launched to warn travellers of potential unrest or any dangerous situation that they may face in foreign countries.
In addition to having an adequate
travel insurance, travellers taking an overseas trip can also benefit from the special text alert service.
The customers of the operator will receive text messages if they are in a country where there has been a major crisis, such as a natural disaster or civil unrest. The service is free to all customers of the firm including other providers using the Vodafone network.
Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne said the new service is part of the Government's vision to deliver better consular services.
Mr Browne said: "We will soon have the ability to send text messages to all affected British nationals registered on our crisis database."
He added: "As well as this, we're also exploring delivering important information through a range of mobile and online tools, including smartphone apps, a travel advice site for mobile phones and making effective use of social media and digital tools."
17 February 2017
Comedian David Baddiel is trying to highlight the "epidemic" of dementia as a killer of older people in a new documentary.
16 February 2017
The public has spoken and the world's favourite cruises are being honoured by a top cruise review site.
15 February 2017
The collaborative #SkiSafe campaign has been relaunched in a bid to raise safety awareness among winter sports enthusiasts.
14 February 2017
A new "age defying" hormone could offer a breakthrough in preventing kidney and heart disease in people who suffer from diabetes.
11 February 2017
Patients needing new life-saving medication could have to wait two years after the UK leaves the EU, experts are warning.
10 February 2017
Families looking to take a cheap break in the upcoming half term are often sorely disappointed, however new research suggests Cyprus is the best destination for a well-priced trip.
09 February 2017
Europe remains the world's number one region as a travel destination - but tourism growth is slowing down, a travel industry report has said.
08 February 2017
A terminal cancer patient is determined to fulfil his dream of climbing Mount Everest, despite having just months to live.
07 February 2017
One third of holidaying families will opt for a British break this year, new research suggests.
04 February 2017
The benefits of treating back pain with medication could be outweighed by the longer-term side effects, a study suggests.
03 February 2017
Better connectivity in the north of England would see millions more air passengers pass through the region, an independent commission has found.
02 February 2017
An innovative technique to link breast cancer cell shapes to changes in genes could help scientists identify treatments much sooner.