Around 80 Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are issued to British nationals around the world every day in the last year alone, over 28,000 in just one year.
The cost of replacing a passport is about £200 or $250 and takes at least 3 business days, not taking into account personal time and cost as well as
costs incurred by the company.
Official advice states that travellers should keep their passports locked in a safe, if one is accessible.
When going out, travellers should leave the original document behind and take a copy with them. Travellers should also ensure that their passports are valid
at the time of travel and also valid for 6 months after the travel.