PolicyFCO will use Twitter to answer football World Cup travel queries

FCO will use Twitter to answer football World Cup travel queries

Mark Simmonds, FCO Minister for Consular Affairs, said: "We know that fans planning to go to the World Cup in Brazil are likely to have lots of questions and we are using our @FCOtravel Twitter handle to help people get the answers they need."

To help fans prepare for their trip the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is teaming up with experts on football, travel and health to provide as much information as possible before they depart.

The Football Supporters Federation and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) are just two of the Be On The Ball campaign partners who will help the FCO answer your questions during dedicated Twitter Q&As. In a series of sessions between now and when the World Cup kicks off, the FCO and its partners will answer your questions on topics including arrangements on the ground, travelling in Brazil and vaccination requirements via the @FCOtravel Twitter handle and #beontheball.

Mark Simmonds, FCO Minister for Consular Affairs, said: “We know that fans planning to go to the World Cup in Brazil are likely to have lots of questions and we are using our @FCOtravel Twitter handle to help people get the answers they need. We may not be able to answer who will wear England’s number 9 jersey but the FCO and its partners can answer practical travel questions that you may have.

@FCOtravel has been a great success since it was launched in 2009 and has already answered hundreds of enquiries from British nationals. We hope these Twitter sessions will help even more people get the answers they need before travelling.”

Each Twitter session will focus on a different topic. The first session will be held on 14 April at 12:30 BST when the FCO and NaTHNaC will answer your questions on travel health and vaccinations.

The FCO has also released a YouTube cartoon animation to highlight some of the things that travellers to Brazil should be aware of. See the video below.

 

 

 

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