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18-Jan-2018 13:00
 

Latest update: Summary - due to preparations for a Republic Day fly-past performance, the Indian Air Force is closing airspace and more than 700 flights to and from New Delhi airport scheduled between 18 and 26 January are expected to be cancelled; for more information on how your travel may be affected, contact your airline or tour operator; Money section – information on restrictions for visitors and residents on bringing Indian rupees into India

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18-Jan-2018 12:42
 

minor editorial amendments

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18-Jan-2018 11:30
 

Safety and security section (Demonstrations) - removal of information on demonstrations on 12 January

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17-Jan-2018 17:00
 

Summary – Mayon volcano in Albay Province (Bicol region) is demonstrating low level activity and the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has issued a level 3 alert warning that a hazardous eruption is possible within day or weeks; a “state of calamity” has been declared in Albay province and local residents have been evacuated; if you’re planning on travelling to the region you should monitor developments through the institute and follow the advice of the local authorities. An eruption may cause disruption to flights and you should check with your airline before travelling

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17-Jan-2018 16:47
 

Latest update: Health section - two outbreaks of hepatitis A have been reported in the states of New South Wales and Victoria; for more information and advice, see the TravelHealthPro website; Summary – removal of information about an incident involving a car in Melbourne in December 2017

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17-Jan-2018 16:02
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) - immigration officials may require you to scan your fingerprints as part of biometric data collection at border crossing points; Health section - there has been an outbreak of measles in Ukraine; 4,782 cases were recorded in 2017; for more information and advice, visit the NaTHNaC website

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17-Jan-2018 12:04
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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17-Jan-2018 11:59
 

Summary and Safety & security section – on 15 January 2018, there were at least 20 fatalities and 60 wounded after clashes around Mitiga airport in Tripoli, temporarily closing the airport

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17-Jan-2018 11:51
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Montenegro on LGBT issues

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16-Jan-2018 17:38
 

Latest update: Summary - update to existing information about current hazardous winter weather conditions in the USA; wintry conditions including snow, sleet and freezing are now also affecting Texas and Louisiana; you can check forecasts and weather warnings on the website of the US National Weather Service

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16-Jan-2018 16:37
 

Summary – removal of information on the Dakar rally and strikes by medical professionals

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16-Jan-2018 15:55
 

minor editorial amendments

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16-Jan-2018 15:28
 

Summary - removal of information on the earthquake of 14 January

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16-Jan-2018 13:31
 

Latest update: Summary - there are large scale political demonstrations planned in Lahore for Wednesday 17 January 2018; you should avoid getting caught up in demonstrations, large crowds or other public events

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16-Jan-2018 13:10
 

Entry requirements section (Visas) – if you‘re transiting through Saudi Arabia, you’ll need a transit visa. You should be able to apply through your airline, travel agency or through an established agent via the visa section of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia

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16-Jan-2018 13:03
 

Summary – Bishwa Ijtema, the world’s second largest congregation of Muslims, will be held in two phases from 12 to 14 January and 19 to 21 January 2018 beside the Turag River in Tongi (about 3km north of Dhaka). Temporary disruption to daily life in and around Dhaka may occur; if you’re travelling through Dhaka International airport during this time, you should allow extra time for your journey due to heavy traffic and extra security measures

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16-Jan-2018 11:47
 

Latest update: Summary and Natural disasters section (Mount Agung, Bali) - the FCO now advise against all travel to within 6km of the Mount Agung crater in East Bali; this is an exclusion zone put in place by the local authorities; Summary - removal of information about an earthquake off the coast of West Java on 15 December 2017; Entry requirements section (Visas) - you don't need a visa to enter Indonesia for visits of up to 30 days; this is calculated to include your date of arrival and date of departure

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16-Jan-2018 11:41
 

Safety and Security section – there has been a rise in drug-related crime in Baja California Sur, including Los Cabos; you should take extra care when travelling to these areas

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16-Jan-2018 11:23
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Passport validity) - if you're travelling to the north of Cyprus, their administration advises that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry to the north; otherwise, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Cyprus

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16-Jan-2018 09:50
 

Summary – update following a period of unrest and violence in the Mount Mulanje area; you should continue to exercise extreme caution if you’re travelling in the area

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15-Jan-2018 17:27
 

Latest update: Summary - protests in several towns and cities across Tunisia continue; you should avoid protests and follow the instructions of the local authorities

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15-Jan-2018 17:13
 

Latest update: Natural disasters (Wildfires) – updated information and advice on the risk of wildfires; exercise caution in areas which have been recently affected by wild fires as they are more susceptible to mudslides during heavy rainfall.

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15-Jan-2018 16:45
 

Entry requirements section – you can take medicines into India as long as you carry the prescription with you. Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances are prohibited; further information can be found at the Indian Customs and Ministry of health and Family Welfare websites

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15-Jan-2018 15:44
 

Summary – as of 15 January 2018, Mayon volcano in Albay Province (Bicol region) is showing signs of unrest and a hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days; you should follow the advice of local authorities and stay outside of the designated danger zones. An eruption may cause disruption to flights; you should check with your airline before travelling

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15-Jan-2018 15:21
 

Latest update: Summary - British High Commission staff have been advised to limit their movements to or within sectors F-8, F-9, G-8 and G-9 in Islamabad, including all major intersections within these areas, until further notice; if you're in Islamabad, you're advised to do likewise

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15-Jan-2018 14:58
 

Entry requirements – it’s possible to visit the areas of Brest or Grodno for short periods without a visa; this must be done through a registered tour operator and through assigned border checkpoints and these areas can’t be visited independently

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15-Jan-2018 13:49
 

Summary – Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to Réunion from around 17 January 2018; you should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities.

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15-Jan-2018 12:09
 

Summary – Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to Mauritius from around 17 January 2018; you should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders

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15-Jan-2018 11:21
 

Summary – removal of information regarding possible protests and demonstrations; Entry requirements (Medication) – additional guidance on bringing medication into Turkey

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15-Jan-2018 03:01
 

Latest Update - Summary: Mayon volcano in Albay Province (Bicol region) is showing signs of imminent eruption. British nationals in the region are advised to monitor and respond to advice from the local authorities and to stay outside of the designated danger zones.

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14-Jan-2018 13:32
 

Latest update: Summary - In the early afternoon of Sunday 14 January a small explosion took place near Al-Bustan Street in Saida (Sidon). At least one person was injured. You should avoid the area and follow the advice of the local security agencies.

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14-Jan-2018 11:20
 

Latest update: Summary - on 14 January 2018 a 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Arequipa. Power cuts have been reported in Arequipa and Ica. There is no tsunami alert.

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12-Jan-2018 16:36
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Iraq on LGBT issues

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12-Jan-2018 16:30
 

Latest update: Summary - the Venezuelan authorities have closed the borders with Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao; there is currently no air or sea traffic between Venezuela and these islands; if you’re planning to travel on these routes, contact your tour operator for further advice; Safety and security section (Air travel) - online check-in does not exempt passengers from going through the airline’s check-in desk in person

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12-Jan-2018 14:53
 

Local law and customs section – same sex marriage is legal in the British Antarctic Territory

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12-Jan-2018 14:50
 

Local law and customs section – same sex marriage is legal in the Pitcairn Islands

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12-Jan-2018 13:58
 

Summary – general editorial amendment removing information on public protests following the US announcement on the status of Jerusalem

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11-Jan-2018 17:01
 

Summary – the Pope will visit Peru from 18 to 21 January 2018. Large numbers of people are expected to come to Peru during this period; travel and accommodation is likely to be very busy, so you should plan your journey accordingly; large crowds might attract pick pockets/minor criminality so you should be vigilant and take care of personal belongings at all times

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11-Jan-2018 14:25
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information and advice on travelling to the UAE with prescribed or over the counter medication

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11-Jan-2018 13:55
 

Summary – removal of information on the Procession of the Black Nazarene

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11-Jan-2018 13:30
 

Summary – rail and road access to the Zermatt area has been restored following the recent temporary suspension of transport links due to heavy snowstorms

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11-Jan-2018 13:14
 

Health section – certain areas of the South Coast are experiencing breakdowns of sewage pipes. Leakages are occurring; you should avoid coming into direct contact with raw sewage and normal hygiene precautions should be followed

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11-Jan-2018 11:59
 

Safety and security section (Demonstrations) - calls for unauthorised protests in Sitra, Abu Seibaa and Shakhura on Friday 12 January 2018

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11-Jan-2018 10:46
 

Summary - a temporary ceasefire between the government and the ELN armed group ended on 9 January 2018

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11-Jan-2018 10:35
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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11-Jan-2018 10:34
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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11-Jan-2018 10:06
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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11-Jan-2018 10:03
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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11-Jan-2018 09:58
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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11-Jan-2018 09:57
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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11-Jan-2018 09:55
 

Summary Section – tsunami alert following an earthquake north of Honduras has now been lifted

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10-Jan-2018 18:40
 

Summary – The Dakar Rally will take place in Bolivia between 9-15 January; some roads will be closed and public transport may be disrupted; ongoing strikes by medical professionals across Bolivia have reduced services in public and private hospitals; some emergency medical services may only be available on a limited basis; you should take necessary precautions.

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10-Jan-2018 17:20
 

Summary – removal of information on increased security over the Christmas and New Year period

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10-Jan-2018 16:50
 

Pilgrimage – the approximate dates for the 2018 Hajj are 19 to 24 August

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10-Jan-2018 12:15
 

Latest update: Summary - protests in several towns and cities across Tunisia continue, with some reports of violence. Further demonstrations are planned for the coming days, including in Tunis on 12 and 13 January 2018; you should avoid protests and follow the instructions of the local authorities

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10-Jan-2018 12:11
 

Summary – removal of information on increased security over the Christmas and New Year period

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10-Jan-2018 12:08
 

Summary – removal of information on increased security over the Christmas and New Year period

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10-Jan-2018 11:55
 

Summary – removal of information on increased security over the Christmas and New Year period

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10-Jan-2018 11:52
 

Summary – removal of information on increased security over the Christmas and New Year period

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10-Jan-2018 11:45
 

Summary – removal of information on increased security over the Christmas and New Year period

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10-Jan-2018 11:44
 

Summary – removal of information on increased security over the Christmas and New Year period

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10-Jan-2018 04:21
 

Latest Update: Summary Section - Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.8 north of Honduras. Hazardous tsunami waves forecast for some coasts

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10-Jan-2018 03:43
 

Latest Update:  Summary Section - Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.8 north of Honduras.  Hazardous tsunami waves forecast for some coasts.

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10-Jan-2018 03:42
 

Latest Update: Summary Section - Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.8 north of Honduras. Hazardous tsunami waves forecast for some coasts

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10-Jan-2018 03:41
 

Latest Update: Summary Section - Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.8 north of Honduras. Hazardous tsunami waves forecast for some coasts.

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10-Jan-2018 03:40
 

Latest Update: Summary Section - Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.8 north of Honduras. Hazardous tsunami waves forecast for some coasts.

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10-Jan-2018 03:38
 

Latest Update: Summary Section - Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.8 north of Honduras. Hazardous tsunami waves forecast for some coasts.

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10-Jan-2018 03:36
 

Latest Update: Summary Section - Earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.8 north of Honduras. Hazardous tsunami waves forecast for some coasts

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09-Jan-2018 17:40
 

Summary - on 7 January 2018, 13 Senegalese nationals were killed, and a further seven injured in an attack by gunmen in the Casamance region in the south of Senegal

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09-Jan-2018 17:22
 

Summary – removal of information on increased security over the Christmas and New Year period

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09-Jan-2018 17:18
 

Latest update: Summary - there have been sporadic protests against increases in the price of bread in a number of locations across Sudan, particularly in West Darfur, Wad Madani, the Omdurman and Bahri areas of Khartoum, and around the University of Khartoum; while these are not targeting the international community, tear gas and force have been used to subdue some protests; you should exercise vigilance and avoid large crowds or demonstrations; removal of information about the permanent suspension of US sanctions

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09-Jan-2018 16:35
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - addition of information on the requirement to get permission from the Russian aviation authority before operating any unmanned aircraft systems (drones) in Russian airspace

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09-Jan-2018 15:48
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - addition of contact numbers for the Windhoek City Police Service

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09-Jan-2018 15:46
 

Summary – a heavy snowstorm in the canton of Valais has caused the temporary suspension of the main road and rail links to and from the Zermatt area. Many ski areas and hiking routes have been temporarily closed while local authorities provide assistance and are clearing access routes; for further information, you should contact the local police in Zermatt

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09-Jan-2018 14:45
 

Summary – updated number of British national visits per year; Local law and customs section – addition of information regarding new hotel and tourist apartment regulations; you may have to provide passport details to either your hotel and tourist apartment during your stay

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09-Jan-2018 14:10
 

Local law and customs section – there is a zero tolerance towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ghana. This could lead to a custodial sentence between 3 and 25 years; see our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel

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09-Jan-2018 11:50
 

Health Section – updated number of suspected cases of dengue fever reported for the year 2017

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08-Jan-2018 15:30
 

Summary – updated advice on water restrictions in the Western Cape; removal of information on the train crash near Henneman on 4 January

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08-Jan-2018 12:26
 

Summary – removal of information on the explosion at the Port Authority bus terminal and wildfires in the southern California region

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08-Jan-2018 12:14
 

Local law and customs section – same sex activity is legal in Equatorial Guinea but there’s no legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discrimination in society remains a problem with no government efforts to combat it. Same sex marriages aren’t recognised.

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05-Jan-2018 17:16
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - update to information and advice on laws and local attitudes in El Salvador on LGBT issues

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05-Jan-2018 16:36
 

Local law and customs – same sex marriage is legal in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

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05-Jan-2018 16:06
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - addition of information on road traffic laws; when driving anywhere in Poland you must have your headlights on, at least dipped beam, even in the hours of daylight

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05-Jan-2018 15:58
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - update to information and advice on favelas; in Rio de Janeiro, any visit to any favela can be dangerous, even as part of an organised tour; armed clashes and shootouts between police and gangs are a regular and unpredictable occurrence; Health section - there has been an increase in reported cases of Hepatitis A in Sao Paulo over the last year

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05-Jan-2018 15:47
 

this advice has been re-issued with minor editorial amendments

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05-Jan-2018 14:24
 

Health section – over 2000 cases of cholera have been reported in Lusaka in the last 3 months; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and take measures to reduce the risk of infection

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05-Jan-2018 14:02
 

Summary - removal of information on threat of attacks during the Christmas and New Year period; you should continue to avoid places where crowds gather

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05-Jan-2018 14:02
 

Latest update: Terrorism section (Kidnaps) and summary - updated information and advice on the high threat of kidnap throughout Somalia

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05-Jan-2018 13:11
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information on laws and local attitudes in Honduras on LGBT issues

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05-Jan-2018 13:08
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on laws and local attitudes in Guatemala on LGBT issues

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05-Jan-2018 12:04
 

Latest update: Summary - the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February and 9 to 18 March; see our information and advice page for fans travelling to the Games

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05-Jan-2018 10:53
 

Summary – on 9 January 2018, the Procession of the Black Nazarene will take place in Manila and other locations across the country; road closures and high levels of pedestrian traffic will make travel in the downtown Manila area difficult and cell phone coverage is expected to be limited; you should take care in crowded places and follow the advice of the local authorities

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05-Jan-2018 10:44
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Seychelles on LGBT issues

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05-Jan-2018 10:32
 

Summary - removal of information on protests and disruption in parts of Maharashtra

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05-Jan-2018 10:27
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about elections held in November 2017

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04-Jan-2018 17:16
 

Summary – ongoing strikes by medical professionals across Bolivia have reduced services in public and private hospitals. Some emergency medical services may only be available on a limited basis; you should take necessary precautions

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04-Jan-2018 16:55
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Botswana on LGBT issues

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04-Jan-2018 16:27
 

Latest update: Summary - a powerful winter storm is currently affecting several states along the east coast of the USA; the resulting hazardous weather conditions have led to power outages and travel disruption in some areas, including delays and cancellations to flights; if you're in the area or due to travel, you should monitor local media, follow the advice of the local authorities and check with your airline or transport provider before travelling to your point of departure

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04-Jan-2018 16:17
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Zimbabwe on LGBT issues

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04-Jan-2018 15:49
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - addition of information on same-sex marriage, which has been legal on St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha since 2017

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04-Jan-2018 10:57
 

Latest update: Summary - the British High Commission in Pretoria is urgently seeking further information from the South African authorities following the derailment of a Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg train near Henneman on 4 January 2017; if you've been affected by this incident and need assistance, please call +27 12 421 7500; if you're in the UK and worried about a British national in South Africa, call 020 7008 1500

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04-Jan-2018 10:40
 

Health section – there has been an outbreak of Dengue fever in the Labasa town area; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre

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03-Jan-2018 14:41
 

Summary – Tropical Storm Ava is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to the eastern coast of Madagascar from around 5 January 2018; you should follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders

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03-Jan-2018 06:50
 

Summary - There are reports of protests and disruption in parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, following a call for a state wide strike by some groups; British nationals in Maharashtra are advised to avoid crowds, monitor the news and follow the instructions of local authorities

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02-Jan-2018 17:09
 

Summary - removal of information on restrictions to events in central districts of Istanbul over the New Year period

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02-Jan-2018 17:07
 

Summary and Safety & security section (Political situation) – the inauguration of the new president-elect will take place on 22 January 2018. Flights in and out of Monrovia will be busy around this time. On the day, you should expect road blocks, a high level of security and large crowds; you should plan your journey accordingly

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02-Jan-2018 15:16
 

Entry requirements section (Visas) – a tourist visa costs US$30 and can be issued on arrival at Dili International airport or seaport; it will be valid for a single entry and allow you to stay for up to 30 days; (Emergency travel documents) – UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for exit from Timor-Leste only. You can’t use an ETD to enter the country; if you wish to transit Timor-Leste, you should contact the Immigration Department of Timor-Leste before you travel to confirm the requirements

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02-Jan-2018 11:41
 

Summary - removal of information on protest marches on 31 December 2017

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02-Jan-2018 09:40
 

Summary - removal of information on Tropical storm Tembin

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02-Jan-2018 07:56
 

Latest Update - Summary: Since 28 December 2017 there have been widespread demonstrations across Iran. These protests remain unpredictable and there have been reports of violence and fatalities. You should remain vigilant and stay away from demonstrations, large crowds and areas where police and security forces are deployed.

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31-Dec-2017 02:29
 

Heavy rain and strong winds are forecast across the central and southern Philippines in the New Year period. Landslides and flooding may occur. See our tropical cyclones page(https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tropical-cyclones) for information and advice on what to do if you're caught up in a storm.

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29-Dec-2017 17:14
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - update to information on the threat from terrorism in Mali; terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Mali, including in the capital Bamako; you should be especially vigilant in places such as hotels, restaurants and places of worship

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29-Dec-2017 15:57
 

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - the Turkish authorities have announced restrictions on events in central districts of Istanbul over the New Year period for safety and security reasons; you should exercise caution if visiting major population centres, especially in places where foreigners gather

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29-Dec-2017 13:25
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (East and north-east India) and summary - removal of information about a 3 month-long strike in the Darjeeling hills in mid-2017; the Darjeeling hills and adjoining areas' transport links are at times affected by sudden strikes called by local political parties; if you intend to visit the region, contact your local tour operator and hotel before travelling

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29-Dec-2017 13:01
 

Latest update: Summary - there have been calls for protest marches across the DRC on Sunday 31 December 2017; you should remain vigilant and keep to a minimum any travel around Kinshasa and other large cities; travel to and from N’Djili airport may be disrupted as a result of any protests; monitor local media and this travel advice for any further updates

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29-Dec-2017 12:13
 

Latest update: editorial amendments to the Safety and security, Natural disasters and Money sections

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29-Dec-2017 11:35
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - the FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to mainland Honduras; updated information and advice on travel following a period of unrest

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28-Dec-2017 13:48
 

Latest update: Summary - update on elections in December 2017; further indirect elections for the Upper House and President are expected in early 2018; Safety and security section (Road travel) - updated information on road conditions; the 2015 earthquakes affected many roads and reconstruction work is still ongoing, making road conditions worse

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28-Dec-2017 10:46
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - you should get a visa before travelling; applications may take several weeks to process and should be made well in advance of travel; visas on arrival are issued at the discretion of the Djibouti immigration authorities; you must also have evidence of your onward journey

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27-Dec-2017 14:48
 

Latest update: Summary - Norway has extended the temporary border controls on its internal Schengen border until further notice; Safety and security section - updated road safety statistics and information on winter driving (Road travel); further safety information on winter outdoor activities, including links to information on avalanche risks and staying safe on the slopes (Visiting in winter); if you're visiting Svalbard, you'll need to have your passport with you (Svalbard)

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27-Dec-2017 14:07
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed with editorial amendments to the Safety and security, Local laws and customs and Health sections; Local laws and customs - addition of information on online email scams by drug traffickers in Brazil that have targeted British nationals

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26-Dec-2017 19:48
 

Removed advice on demonstrations planned for 25 December

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24-Dec-2017 12:41
 

Tropical storm Tembin is expected to strengthen into a typhoon and bring strong tides and winds to southern Vietnam from 25 December. You should observe local guidance and warnings.

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22-Dec-2017 16:28
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about a nightly curfew in the BVI, which has been lifted as of 22 December 2017

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22-Dec-2017 15:18
 

Summary – on December 21 2017, 19 people were hospitalised in an incident involving a car colliding with pedestrians in the Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne, some with serious injuries. The Australian police are treating this as a 'deliberate act' but have identified no links to terrorism at this stage and an investigation is ongoing

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22-Dec-2017 14:55
 

Summary – strikes are planned at several airports and on some public transport systems over the December 2017 to January 2018 holiday period; you should contact your travel provider for up-to-date information before you travel

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22-Dec-2017 14:02
 

Safety and security section (Crime) – in December 2017, the Lebanese Interior Minister advised people in Lebanon not to use Uber taxis, saying “I call in your name on all Lebanese not to use this Uber transport service because we do not consider it to be safe and there are taxi offices to use instead”. The full statement (in Arabic) is available on his official Facebook page and Twitter account

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22-Dec-2017 12:41
 

Safety and security section (Political situation) - on 19 December 2017, another missile was intercepted and destroyed south of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, following a similar incident on 4 November 2017

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22-Dec-2017 12:32
 

Summary – the FCO advises against all but essential travel to Mamfe in the South West region; updated information on clashes in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon

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22-Dec-2017 12:20
 

Summary – there is currently a prolonged period of drought in the Western Cape; hotels and tourist accommodation may have drought water restrictions in place

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22-Dec-2017 11:02
 

Summary – the second round of presidential elections is due to take place on 26 December 2017 after delays due to legal challenges. The Coalition for Democratic Change Party will hold their final rally on 23 December at the SKD Stadium; this could cause delays on the road to the airport and you should plan your journey accordingly. You should avoid large crowds and political rallies

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Update Date:
21-Dec-2017 16:49
 

Summary & Terrorism section – you should avoid crowded places and gatherings, for example, in or around religious sites and during religious festivals such as the month of Ramadan and the Christmas period up to 7 January (Coptic Christmas), when terrorist groups have sometimes called for attacks

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21-Dec-2017 16:22
 

Entry requirements section – enforcement of penalties for those who overstay their visa is strict and the conditions at the Immigration Detention Centre are harsh. Deportation by the Thai authorities can take a number of days to process

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Update Date:
21-Dec-2017 13:22
 

Summary – removal of information on possible protests and demonstrations following the US announcement on the status of Jerusalem

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Update Date:
21-Dec-2017 13:08
 

Summary – removal of information on possible protests and demonstrations following the US announcement on the status of Jerusalem

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Update Date:
21-Dec-2017 13:04
 

Summary – removal of information on possible protests and demonstrations following the US announcement on the status of Jerusalem

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Update Date:
21-Dec-2017 10:35
 

Summary - removal of information on nationwide strikes on 18 December

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Update Date:
21-Dec-2017 00:17
 

Summary and Safety and Security sections updated - curfew now lifted in all cities.

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Update Date:
19-Dec-2017 20:17
 

Latest update: Summary, Safety and security section (Saudi Arabia-Yemen border) - on 19 December 2017, a missile was intercepted and destroyed south of Riyadh

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Update Date:
19-Dec-2017 17:27
 

Summary – during holy periods/religious holidays, there’s an increased risk of targeted attacks on religious minorities; on 17 December 2017, an attack at the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta killed nine and injured over 50 people. It’s possible that further Christian gatherings will be targeted in this way throughout the Christmas period; you should remain vigilant during this time

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Update Date:
19-Dec-2017 17:04
 

Summary – on 17 December 2017, there were reports of renewed violence in recent weeks between Somalis and Oromos in east and west Harerge Zones, resulting in a number of deaths. Road travel may be disrupted; if you’re in the area, exercise caution and follow the advice of the local authorities. Safety & security section (Political situation) – in December 2017, a number of protests took place in universities across Ethiopia, with some reports of violence; you should exercise caution and avoid demonstrations

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Update Date:
19-Dec-2017 16:57
 

Latest update: Safety and security section - revised information and link to video for advice and tips on transport safety; Entry requirements section - as of February 2018, in principle all tourists will be required to hold a valid health insurance policy; local regulations for foreign visitors who overstay their visas are under review, with an overstaying fine set to be reinstated

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Update Date:
19-Dec-2017 12:06
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on local laws and attitudes in Montserrat on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
18-Dec-2017 20:09
 

Latest Update: At 7:40am (local time) a passenger train derailed and fell off a bridge onto Interstate 5 near DuPont, southwest of Tacoma, Washington State. Washington's governor has declared a state of emergency in Pierce County, and emergency services remain at the scene. If driving, you are urged to avoid the area. A family reunification centre has been established at Dupont City Hall. Amtrak has established a phone line for individuals with questions about their friends and family: +1-800-523-9101.

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Update Date:
18-Dec-2017 17:25
 

Safety and security section (Political situation) – on 18 December 2017, minor demonstrations took place outside the parliament building, with occasional scuffles. Further demonstrations are expected; you should check the local media for the latest information, remain vigilant and avoid any demonstrations

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Update Date:
18-Dec-2017 15:42
 

Safety & security section (Road travel) – when driving, make sure you carry your personal documents with you; Local law & customs – the use of a mobile phone without a hands-free device while driving is illegal and may result in a fine; Entry requirements section – volunteering and missionary work over a period of 30 days is considered work and a temporary employment permit is required to engage in these activities while in Zimbabwe

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Update Date:
18-Dec-2017 12:10
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - editorial amendments to information on the threatened state of emergency, which lapsed on 11 October 2017; Health section - over 300 cases of cholera have been reported in Lusaka over the past 3 months; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre; addition of general information on emergency medical assistance

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Update Date:
17-Dec-2017 17:29
 

On Saturday 16th December a landslide affected Santa Lucía village, Chaiten- X Region de Los Lagos. Local authorities have implemented an evacuation plan. If you are a British National, living or visiting the area we advise you to monitor the local news closely and follow the advice of local authorities. If you need Consular Assistance please phone the British Embassy +562-3704100

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Update Date:
15-Dec-2017 20:43
 

Latest Update: Summary Section - Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 has struck the coast of West Java

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15-Dec-2017 16:38
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on local laws and attitudes in Japan on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
15-Dec-2017 15:52
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on local laws and attitudes in Gabon on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
15-Dec-2017 15:43
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs - updated information and advice on local laws in Chad on LGBT matters

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Update Date:
15-Dec-2017 14:50
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Namibia on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
15-Dec-2017 14:47
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Mozambique on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
15-Dec-2017 13:14
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about tensions in Juba in early November 2017; the FCO continue to advise against all travel to South Sudan

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Update Date:
14-Dec-2017 14:22
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued with editorial amendments to the Safety and security section (Road travel and Local travel) and Money section

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Update Date:
14-Dec-2017 13:35
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - addition of information on legal requirements when travelling by car with children; Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Uruguay on LGBT issues

Update Date:
13-Dec-2017 17:54
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on calls for mass protests across the West Bank following President Trump’s announcement on 6 December recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; removal of information about Monarch repatriation flights, which have now ceased; Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
13-Dec-2017 17:50
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on calls for mass protests across the West Bank following President Trump’s announcement on 6 December recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; removal of information about Monarch repatriation flights, which have now ceased; Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
13-Dec-2017 11:39
 

Entry requirements section – UK emergency travel documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from French Polynesia

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Update Date:
12-Dec-2017 17:37
 

Summary & Terrorism section – while the last terrorist attacks to take place occurred in March 2017, targeting security forces, there is a risk that future attacks could target public gatherings. There’s also the risk that foreign nationals could be directly targeted in future attacks; you should consider your movements carefully and follow any specific advice of the local security authorities

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Update Date:
12-Dec-2017 16:35
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - addition of links to further information on conditions for travel between Cuba and the United States; Summary - editorial amendments

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Update Date:
12-Dec-2017 10:25
 

Entry requirements section (Medication) – some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK may be considered controlled substances in Qatar; if you need to bring controlled/prescription medication into Qatar, make sure you carry it in its original packaging, accompanied by your prescription and an official letter signed and stamped by your doctor stating the type of medication and why it's required; for further information you should contact the Qatari Embassy

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Update Date:
12-Dec-2017 10:09
 

Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on local laws and attitudes in Burundi on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 15:03
 

Health section – the Government of Uganda has declared an end to the Marburg virus outbreak

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 13:43
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 13:35
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in the Bahamas on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 13:31
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Jamaica on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 13:07
 

Latest update: Health section - as of 1 October 2017 the cost to expatriates and visitors of using state medical facilities has been further increased; if you're working in Kuwait, check whether your employer provides private medical insurance; if not, you're strongly advised to take out personal medical insurance for yourself and any dependents

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 12:52
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the possibility of protests and demonstrations in some Middle Eastern and North African countries following US announcement on the status of Jerusalem

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 12:52
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the possibility of protests and demonstrations in some Middle Eastern and North African countries following US announcement on the status of Jerusalem

Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 11:58
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 11:24
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information for fans travelling to the Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City football match on 6 December

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 11:10
 

Health section – the Ministry of Health of Madagascar officially announced the containment of the plague outbreak on 27 November 2017; the current plague season is predicted to continue until April 2018 and further outbreaks cannot be ruled out. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre; Local law and customs section – although homosexuality is not prohibited by law, public attitudes are less tolerant than in the UK and public displays of affection may attract negative attention; see our information and advice page for the LGBT community before you travel

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Update Date:
11-Dec-2017 10:37
 

Summary and Entry requirements section – until 31 December 2018, you can travel to Kazakhstan without a visa, provided your stay does not exceed 30 days (the day you arrive counts as day 1, regardless of arrival time). If you wish to stay longer than 30 days, you’ll need a visa

Update Date:
08-Dec-2017 17:22
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - there have been some recent disturbances in the Beetham area that have caused major disruption to traffic on the highway; Terrorism section – addition of information on the Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s national counter-terrorism strategy; Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
08-Dec-2017 11:13
 

Summary – following the US announcement on the status of Jerusalem on 6 December 2017 protests and demonstrations are expected; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of the local police authorities. Removal of information on Monarch repatriation flights which have now ceased

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Update Date:
08-Dec-2017 10:24
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Estonia on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
08-Dec-2017 10:17
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Cyprus on LGBT issues; Summary - removal of information on Monarch repatriation flights, which have now ceased

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Update Date:
08-Dec-2017 10:17
 

Summary – removal of information on Monarch repatriation flights which have now ceased

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Update Date:
08-Dec-2017 10:12
 

Summary – removal of information on Monarch repatriation flights which have now ceased

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Update Date:
08-Dec-2017 10:11
 

Summary – removal of information on Monarch repatriation flights which have now ceased

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Update Date:
08-Dec-2017 10:10
 

Summary – removal of information on Monarch repatriation flights which have now ceased

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 17:01
 

Health section – removal of information and advice on the Zika virus

Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 16:57
 

Summary and Health section – removal of information and advice on the Zika virus

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 16:47
 

Summary – removal of information on Monarch repatriation flights which have now ceased; Local law and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Greece on LGBT issues

Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 16:43
 

Summary – removal of information on Monarch repatriation flights which have now ceased; Local law and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Gibraltar on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 16:40
 

Summary – removal of information on Monarch repatriation flights which have now ceased; Local law and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Spain on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 14:56
 

Latest update: Summary - there may be protests and demonstrations in some Middle Eastern and North African countries following a US announcement on the status of Jerusalem; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of the local police authorities

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 14:55
 

Latest update: Summary - there may be protests and demonstrations in some Middle Eastern and North African countries following a major US announcement on the status of Jerusalem; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of the local police authorities

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 13:35
 

Terrorism section – in November 2017, the Maldivian authorities confirmed that a number of men had been arrested on terrorism charges

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 13:23
 

Summary – there is a heightened risk of protests across Jordan following a major US announcement on the status of Jerusalem; you should remain vigilant at all times and avoid political gatherings and demonstrations

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 13:12
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in China on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 13:09
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Cambodia on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 13:01
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Burma on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 12:59
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Laos on LGBT issues

Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 12:22
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in St Vincent and the Grenadines on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 12:21
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in St Lucia on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 12:20
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in St Kitts and Nevis on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 12:14
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Haiti on LGBT issues

Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 12:09
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Antigua and Barbuda on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 12:06
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Grenada on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 12:01
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Barbados on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 12:00
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Dominica on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 11:58
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in the Dominican Republic on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 11:41
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Paraguay on LGBT issues

Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 11:37
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in the Falkland Islands on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
07-Dec-2017 10:50
 

Summary - removal of information on a demonstration by the United National Movement on 6 December 2017

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Update Date:
06-Dec-2017 17:13
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Serbia on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
06-Dec-2017 17:03
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Romania on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
06-Dec-2017 16:57
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Poland on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
06-Dec-2017 16:44
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Ireland on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
06-Dec-2017 15:15
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Iceland on LGBT issues

Update Date:
06-Dec-2017 12:50
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Bosnia and Herzegovina on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
06-Dec-2017 12:48
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Bulgaria on LGBT issues

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Update Date:
05-Dec-2017 11:40
 

Summary – The Public Health Authority in Seychelles reports that it has lifted travel restrictions imposed after the outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague in Madagascar; you’re no longer required to spend 7 days outside of Madagascar before entering Seychelles and quarantine will no longer be enforced, although public health surveillance will continue at ports of entry. Air Seychelles has indicated that flights to Madagascar will resume on 18 January 2018

Update Date:
04-Dec-2017 14:59
 

Latest update: editorial amendments to Safety and security and Money sections

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Update Date:
03-Dec-2017 11:17
 

Latest Update: Summary - President Kenyatta was inaugurated for a second five year term on 28 November 2017. Political tensions are high and demonstrations and clashes are possible throughout the country, particularly in the western region; you should exercise caution and, where possible, avoid travelling around areas where demonstrations may take place

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Update Date:
01-Dec-2017 19:20
 

Summary: The risk of terrorist attack increases around religious festivals, so will be elevated in the run up to and throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Terrorist groups have threatened to conduct bombings and attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) area during this period. You should avoid places where crowds gather, including religious gatherings and places of worship, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, transport hubs and camps for displaced people.

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Update Date:
01-Dec-2017 14:52
 

Summary – there will be elections on Sunday 3 December for the Supreme Constitutional Court. Vehicles will not be allowed on roads and travel to airports may be restricted; you should plan extra time for your travel.

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Update Date:
01-Dec-2017 12:12
 

Safety and security section (Political situation) – small scale demonstrations often occur; you should avoid all demonstrations

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Update Date:
30-Nov-2017 11:56
 

Latest update: Summary and Local law & customs section – drunk and disorderly conduct is a serious crime in Singapore; you should drink responsibly and know your limits. Penalties for drug offences are severe and can include the death penalty. There are strict laws regarding rental of short-term accommodation and further information on retention of passports during police investigations

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Update Date:
30-Nov-2017 10:45
 

Safety and security section (Local travel – Darfur states) – on 25 November 2017, government forces arrested Musa Hilal, leader of an armed group in Darfur, following armed clashes. There have been reports of other clashes since, including in El Fasher, and further unrest cannot be ruled out; the FCO continue to advise against travel to Darfur

Update Date:
29-Nov-2017 14:51
 

Summary – tensions are high on the Korean peninsula following a series of North Korean ballistic missile tests in 2016 and 2017, including 2 intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July 2017 and 1 in November 2017, 2 nuclear tests in 2016 and a nuclear test on 3 September 2017

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Update Date:
28-Nov-2017 11:07
 

Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

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Update Date:
27-Nov-2017 11:01
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information and advice for the Qarabag FK v Chelsea Champions League match on 22 November

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Update Date:
27-Nov-2017 10:59
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of links to information and advice for fans travelling to UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football matches in Germany on 21 and 23 November 2017

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Update Date:
27-Nov-2017 10:41
 

Safety and security section (Road travel) – updated information on requirements for driving your own vehicle and advice on small road traffic accidents

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Update Date:
27-Nov-2017 10:15
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

Update Date:
24-Nov-2017 09:27
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
23-Nov-2017 17:11
 

Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

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Update Date:
23-Nov-2017 11:54
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued with minor editorial amendments

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Update Date:
23-Nov-2017 11:52
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
23-Nov-2017 11:35
 

Local law and customs section – if you’re a resident in Mongolia you should carry your registration card at all times. If you’re visiting Mongolia, and don’t have a registration card, you must carry your passport at all times – a photocopy isn’t sufficient

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Update Date:
21-Nov-2017 12:25
 

Summary – updated information following elections across Somaliland

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Update Date:
21-Nov-2017 12:12
 

Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

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Update Date:
21-Nov-2017 12:09
 

Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

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Update Date:
21-Nov-2017 12:07
 

Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

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Update Date:
21-Nov-2017 11:25
 

Summary – there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

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Update Date:
21-Nov-2017 10:32
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Telephones) - the Russian mobile network provider MTS has suspended its mobile phone and internet service in Turkmenistan; the one remaining provider Altyn Asyr doesn't offer a roaming service and the quality of the network is low; Summary - removal of information about car-free days in Ashgabat in September 2017

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Update Date:
21-Nov-2017 10:01
 

Summary – the British High Commission offices in Wellington re-opened on 14 November after a temporary closure due to earthquake damage

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Update Date:
21-Nov-2017 09:52
 

Summary – removal of information on the 31st ASEAN summit

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Update Date:
20-Nov-2017 16:24
 

Summary – on 20 November 2017, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near the Loyalty islands in New Caledonia; you should monitor media for the latest developments and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders

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Update Date:
20-Nov-2017 16:00
 

Entry requirements section (Passport validity) – passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 90 days from the arrival date

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Update Date:
17-Nov-2017 11:59
 

Summary – removal of information on terrorist incident in Edmonton

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Update Date:
17-Nov-2017 11:00
 

Terrorism – foreign nationals have recently been kidnapped in the south-west of Libya; there remains a continuing high threat of kidnap across the whole of Libya

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Update Date:
16-Nov-2017 13:42
 

Summary – In October and November 2017, there were 2 accidents affecting Coastal Aviation flights to the Serengeti National Park. In the most recent incident, all 11 people on board were killed

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Update Date:
16-Nov-2017 13:28
 

Money section – there are low limits on local currency that can be taken from Eritrea; if you attempt to take more than 1,000 Nakfa you may have it confiscated; if you attempt to carry more than 5,000 Nakfa you may be subject to prosecution

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Update Date:
15-Nov-2017 12:53
 

Latest update: editorial update removing information on the immediate response to Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria in September 2017.

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Update Date:
14-Nov-2017 13:41
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
14-Nov-2017 12:28
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

Update Date:
13-Nov-2017 15:26
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
13-Nov-2017 13:35
 

this advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments

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Update Date:
13-Nov-2017 09:52
 

Summary – as a result of a bilateral issue between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, there is a possibility of increased delays in transiting the land border with Kazakhstan; you should allow additional time for making such a journey; Local law and customs section – updated dates for Ramadan in 2018

Update Date:
10-Nov-2017 16:47
 

minor editorial amendments

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Update Date:
10-Nov-2017 10:23
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
10-Nov-2017 10:21
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
09-Nov-2017 14:58
 

Summary - removal of information on Tropical Storm Nate and minor editorial amendments

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Update Date:
09-Nov-2017 11:24
 

Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a reduced threat.

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Update Date:
09-Nov-2017 10:33
 

Local laws and customs section – updated dates for Ramadan 2018

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Update Date:
08-Nov-2017 16:44
 

Latest update: Summary - the period of intense volcanic activity in Ambae Island has now subsided; the state of emergency was lifted on 27 October and residents have now returned; lower level volcanic activity continues to be reported in Malampa Province and Lopevi Island.

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Update Date:
08-Nov-2017 16:04
 

Terrorism section – updated list of recent attacks and reference to some organisations suspending operations due to security concerns

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Update Date:
07-Nov-2017 16:46
 

Summary – on 8 November 2017, there will be a planned demonstration between 9am and 11am in central Lilongwe around the Area 18 roundabout, through the city centre roundabout and up to the Civic Offices; you should avoid demonstrations, remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local security authorities and your tour operator

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Update Date:
07-Nov-2017 09:42
 

minor editorial amendments

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Update Date:
06-Nov-2017 04:17
 

Latest Update: You should monitor local media and be vigilant around political demonstrations and large gatherings.

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Update Date:
03-Nov-2017 16:28
 

Latest update: Money section and summary – information about ongoing cash supply shortages and pressure on card payment processing infrastructure; Health section – reports of an increase in cases of malaria and diphtheria in Venezuela in 2017; see the TravelHealthPro website for more information.

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Update Date:
03-Nov-2017 14:52
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Update Date:
03-Nov-2017 14:38
 

minor editorial amendments

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Update Date:
02-Nov-2017 16:42
 

Latest update: Summary – on 31 October 2017, a suicide bomber successfully detonated close to the British Embassy killing a number of civilians

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02-Nov-2017 07:38
 

minor editorial amendments

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01-Nov-2017 13:57
 

Latest update: Summary - editorial update removing information about the immediate consular response following the passage of Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

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01-Nov-2017 10:53
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - updated information about terrorist groups operating in the Sahel region; additional content about the high threat of kidnap throughout Mauritania.

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31-Oct-2017 17:44
 

Latest update: Summary - the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to the island of Grand Turk or any other part of the Turks and Caicos Islands; if you're planning to travel to Grand Turk, you should confirm your accommodation before you travel.

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31-Oct-2017 16:54
 

minor editorial amendments

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31-Oct-2017 12:41
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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30-Oct-2017 16:43
 

minor editorial amendments

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30-Oct-2017 16:13
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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30-Oct-2017 15:01
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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30-Oct-2017 14:59
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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30-Oct-2017 14:53
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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30-Oct-2017 14:51
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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30-Oct-2017 14:49
 

this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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26-Oct-2017 16:15
 

Latest update: Health section - There has been an outbreak of dengue fever in Burkina Faso during 2017; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre.

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24-Oct-2017 15:17
 

Latest update: Summary - on 21 October 2017 the Malian government extended the state of emergency that has been in existence since November 2015 by a year, until 31 October 2018.

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23-Oct-2017 15:45
 

minor editorial amendments

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20-Oct-2017 12:19
 

Safety & security section (Wildlife) – you should be aware that some wildlife can be dangerous; iIf in doubt follow advice from authorised guides or local authorities

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19-Oct-2017 17:13
 

Summary - on 18 October 2017, the US Embassy in Senegal issued a security message related to potential terrorist activity in Dakar

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19-Oct-2017 17:05
 

Summary – there continue to be sporadic marches and protests in Lomé and around the country; you should remain vigilant, avoid crowds and demonstrations and monitor local media

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18-Oct-2017 15:58
 

Summary - removal of information on Liverpool v's NK Maribor Champions League match

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17-Oct-2017 12:21
 

Local law and customs section – in 2018, the holy month of Ramadan is expected to start on 15 May and finish on 14 June

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16-Oct-2017 16:55
 

Money section – travellers cheques are not accepted in Sao Tome and Principe

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12-Oct-2017 10:27
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - editorial amendments to existing information on contingency planning, including links to further advice on how you can prepare effectively and what you should do in the event of a crisis abroad.

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11-Oct-2017 09:44
 

Safety and security (Road travel) – updated statistics on road deaths in 2016; minor editorial amendments throughout

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10-Oct-2017 18:45
 

Latest Update: Summary - The state of emergency declared following Tropical Storm Nate, which passed over north-eastern Costa Rica on 5 October 2017, has been lifted in some areas. It remains in force in some of the worst affected areas of the Provinces of Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Cartago and San Jose.

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10-Oct-2017 13:45
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of specific information about Hurricane Maria.

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10-Oct-2017 13:31
 

Latest update: Summary - update to dates of temporary ceasefire between the government and the ELN armed group, from 1 October 2017 to 9 January 2018.

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10-Oct-2017 09:40
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for fans travelling to the Lithuania v England match on 8 October 2017.

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09-Oct-2017 17:55
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about Tropical Storm Nate, police presence in Los Cabos and protests relating to petrol price rises.

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06-Oct-2017 17:43
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary – change to advice against travel; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 5km of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Tavush and Gegharkunik regions, as well as along the M16/H26 road between the towns of Ijevan and Noyemberyan; tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh continue.

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06-Oct-2017 11:29
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section – in 2018, the holy month of Ramadan is expected to start on 15 May and finish on 14 June

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