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BBC Country Profiles
Detailed profiles from the BBC provide an instant guide to the history, politics and economic background of countries and territories. Links to news stories too.

CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) World Factbook
The ‘World Factbook’ gives information, statistics, outline maps and flags for every country in the world.

Find an embassy or consulate in the UK or abroad for any country.

Fit For Travel
Select a health travel topic or a country to find out more about health risks and immunisations and the latest health news.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Consular Division
Official travel advice on individual countries.

Health Advice for Travellers
A Department of Health site which provides the latest health news for travellers and those planning to move abroad, a country by country checklist, advice about major diseases, information on how to obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) and details of reciprocal health agreements with other countries. Plus find advice about travelling to countries without reciprocal health agreements.

International Travel and Health
A WHO (World Health Organization) site which offers international travel and health advice: health risks and precautions, travel by air, vaccinations, infectious diseases etc.

Kwintessential Country Profiles - Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Information on a selected number of countries: culture, business and social etiquette.

Applying for or renewing a passport.
Find the time for any country in the world as well as calendar information. Check dates in years past in the 'Calendar for any year'.

Currency services site including currency converter with current and historical rates.

Currency services site including a currency converter with over 180 currencies. For historical rates see the current and historical rates table under 'tools'.

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