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Do not go to the Philippines without travel insurance

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is making British tourists aware of its travel advice regarding the Philippines.
This follows a series of bomb explosions in the Mindanao region of the country earlier this year in which seven people died and about 27 were injured.
The FCO is advising against all travel to Mindanao due to ongoing terrorist activity.
The majority of 65,000 British tourists who travel to the Philippines every year experience a trouble-free visit, the FCO warns that foreign travellers, particularly those in the south of the country, could be potential kidnapping targets.
Travellers are recommended to carry some form of identification with them should the police request to view it.
The FCO advises all tourists to obtain comprehensive medical and travel insurance before leaving for the islands.
The FCO Know Before You Go campaign aims to raise awareness of personal safety when travelling abroad.
Travel insurance: News update: March 2007
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