Research has found that many Britons don’t know where their loved ones are traveling to and have no way to get in touch with them in case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
The UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office has launched a new service called Locate where Britons traveling abroad can register details of their trip as well as emergency contact numbers and this information is passed on to the local British Embassy or High Commission.
On the flip side, those Britons who don’t know whereabouts their loved ones are can also register on the site and the Foreign Office will get in touch when they have located them.
From the Locate home page:
Use our new LOCATE service to tell us where you’re travelling to so our embassy and crisis staff can provide better assistance in an emergency such as a tsunami or terrorist attack.
It only takes a few minutes to register your contact details and travel plans online and the local British embassy will know you’re coming. There’s no need to contact them directly.
Going on another trip? Simply, login and update your Locate account and we’ll let the next British embassy know.