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25-May-2018 23:04
 

Summary: Lorry drivers have been on strike across Brazil since Monday 21 May. This is affecting fuel deliveries to petrol stations and many have closed in major cities. Some flights and intercity bus services are subject to disruption and cancellations. You should check with your airline or bus company before travelling.

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25-May-2018 16:55
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) and summary - the number of reports of car-jackings on roads outside N'Djamena has increased, including during daylight hours; it is recommended that you use a police or military escort when driving outside the capital, and carry working communications equipment

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25-May-2018 16:05
 

Latest update: Summary - Northern Ireland take on Costa Rica in an international friendly match in San José on Sunday 3 June 2018; addition of a link to our information and advice page for travelling fans

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25-May-2018 16:03
 

Latest update: Summary - Northern Ireland take on Panama in an international friendly match in Panama City on Tuesday 29 May 2018; addition of a link to our information and advice page for fans travelling to the match

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25-May-2018 13:23
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - the next parliamentary elections are due to take place in November 2018

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24-May-2018 16:18
 

Latest update: Health section - addition of information on health screening measures at some airports and border crossings due to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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24-May-2018 15:13
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - additional information on the e-permit process; Health section - addition of information on health screening measures at some airports and border crossings due to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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24-May-2018 14:51
 

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - factual update on shootout on 22 May between security forces and suspected terrorists in the Rayongo district on the outskirts of Ouagadougou

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24-May-2018 13:07
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information on state-wide strike in Tamil Nadu on 25 May; this may include protests; public transport/services may be affected; addition of information on reports of outbreak of Nipah Virus in Kerala; travellers are advised to monitor local media

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23-May-2018 16:29
 

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - There are reports that extremists may look to carry out attacks in the districts of Dir and Chitral, including targeting foreign nationals; during holy periods/religious holidays, there is an increased risk of targeted attacks, including on western interests or religious minorities

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23-May-2018 16:05
 

Latest update: Summary - Tropical Storm Mekunu, currently developing in the Arabian Sea, is forecast to reach tropical cyclone strength and make landfall in southern Oman from the evening of Friday 25 May; increased rainfall and winds, with possible flooding and mudslides, are expected during the landfall; you should monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities

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23-May-2018 15:05
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - additional information on the heightened risk of attack during Ramadan and the run up to presidential elections on 29 July

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23-May-2018 13:06
 

Latest update: Safety and security section - There have been calls for an unauthorised protest in Diraz on Wednesday 23 May

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23-May-2018 11:37
 

Latest update: Summary and Health section - passengers travelling from DRC to Tanzania may be subject to health screening; Local laws and customs section - addition of information on the laws for use and possession of drugs

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23-May-2018 09:21
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Tribal violence) - addition of section; Local laws and customs section - additional information on Ramadan which began on 16 May and will finish on 14 June

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22-May-2018 16:53
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on blockades around the city of Sucre; information on visitor numbers updated

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22-May-2018 13:49
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on strikes at Air France and its subsidiaries

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22-May-2018 11:47
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) - the main road connecting Kosovo and Macedonia has been closed on the Kosovan side, between Kacanik and Hani i Elezit, due to landslides. There are alternative routes into Kosovo, though there could be delays

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22-May-2018 09:02
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political section) - additional information on anti-government protest in central Tirana on 26 May

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21-May-2018 17:06
 

Latest update: Summary, Safety and security section (Political situation) and Local travel (Kachin State) - additional information on various conflicts; on 15 May there were 2 explosions with no casualties on the train track between Mandalay and Myitkyina

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08-May-2018 15:19
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - additional information on the Domestic Partnerships Act which comes into effect on 1 June 2018

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08-May-2018 14:22
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information, on 26 April 2018, the Venezuelan and Panamanian authorities agreed to restore diplomatic relations, including travel links between the countries; Health section - editorial amendments

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08-May-2018 12:34
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - additional information on extension of visa waiver until June 2021

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08-May-2018 11:54
 

Latest update: Summary and Safety and security section (Political situation) - removal of information on municipal elections on 6 May

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08-May-2018 11:21
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on the fuel shortage throughout Sudan

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08-May-2018 11:11
 

Latest update: Summary and Safety and security section (Road travel and Cruise ships) - updated statistical information

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08-May-2018 09:25
 

Latest update: Health section - editorial update to hospital information

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08-May-2018 08:57
 

Latest update: Health section - addition of information on dengue fever

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07-May-2018 16:32
 

Latest Update: Summary - As of 7 May 2018, there are blockades around the city of Sucre. All flights into and out of Sucre on 7 May have been cancelled; future flights may be cancelled at short notice. You should check with your airline before travelling. Do not attempt to cross blockades, and follow the advice of the local authorities before attempting to leave the city.

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07-May-2018 15:03
 

Latest Update: Safety and Security - Local Travel - In April and early May 2018, there were clashes between armed groups and security forces across the capital, in particular the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th districts, with reports of over 20 people killed and over 180 people injured. Tensions were concentrated in particular around the PK5 area of Bangui; we continue to advise against travel to this part of the capital. Many businesses and schools in Bangui are closed as a result of unrest.

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05-May-2018 12:01
 

Latest update: Summary and Safety and Security section (political situation) - additional information on tensions on the Korean peninsula, reflecting recent diplomatic engagement.

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04-May-2018 15:23
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - additional information on renting vehicles; additional information on fines for minor traffic offences and methods of payment

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04-May-2018 14:56
 

Latest update: Summary - editorial amendment to existing information regarding risks to travel; additional information on heightened risk of politicised demonstrations in run up to, on and immediately after 12 May; Money section - additional information that bureaux de change are no longer licensed to trade currency

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04-May-2018 13:28
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on reports of threats of violence in the Kathmandu Valley

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04-May-2018 13:13
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - additional information on the ban on import and re-export of all elephant ivory and its products, including tourist souvenirs

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04-May-2018 12:18
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information following volcanic eruption on Hawaii's Big Island; British nationals in the area should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of local authorities

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04-May-2018 11:16
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary – addition of information on 6 May municipal elections in Tunisia; there is likely to be a heightened security presence across the country over the weekend; Terrorism section – editorial amendment to existing information about aviation security measures

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04-May-2018 08:58
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) - The new airport in Islamabad started operations on 3 May, with flights switching across from the old (Benazir Bhutto) facility. You should check details with your airline prior to travel, and be prepared for potential delays or disruption

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03-May-2018 15:11
 

Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - addition of information following a terrorist attack on the High National Election Commission in Tripoli on 2 May 2018, in which at least 13 people were killed and many injured; the Ministry of Interior has declared a 3-day state of emergency in Tripoli

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03-May-2018 12:36
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) - addition of information on the Croatian Mountain Rescue

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03-May-2018 11:19
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on public rally expected to be held in Yerevan on 8 May

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03-May-2018 10:27
 

Latest update: Health section - addition of information on provision and quality of health care

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03-May-2018 10:08
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on possible demonstrations on 1 May

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03-May-2018 09:20
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on Labor Day

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03-May-2018 08:32
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - additional information on the importation, sale and purchase of electronic cigarettes, liquids and other similar products

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03-May-2018 08:19
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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02-May-2018 12:12
 

Latest update: Summary - media reports have highlighted an increased risk of instability in the region; Russia, Syria and Iran accused Israel of a strike in Syria on 9 April 2018; media reports suggest Iran has threatened to retaliate; please follow advice from local authorities and stay informed of the security situation through the media and this travel advice

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02-May-2018 12:11
 

Latest update: Summary - media reports have highlighted an increased risk of instability in the region; Russia, Syria and Iran accused Israel of a strike in Syria on 9 April 2018; media reports suggest Iran has threatened to retaliate; please follow advice from local authorities and stay informed of the security situation through the media and this travel advice

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02-May-2018 10:59
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued with editorial amendments throughout

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01-May-2018 15:37
 

Latest update: Terrorism section and Summary - updated information on the threat from terrorism in Maldives, reflecting a reduced threat

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01-May-2018 14:15
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on possible protests and demonstrations due to military action in Syria

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01-May-2018 11:58
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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01-May-2018 10:22
 

Latest update: Summary - amendments to information about recent street violence and continuing marches and demonstrations that, while currently peaceful, have the potential for further violence and disorder; the FCO continue to advise against all but essential travel to Nicaragua; if you're in Nicaragua, you should stay well away from all demonstrations and gatherings, even if apparently peaceful, as it is against Nicaraguan law for foreigners to join marches and participation risks arrest

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30-Apr-2018 16:12
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of security information in the run up to, during and after parliamentary elections on 6 May 2018

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30-Apr-2018 15:54
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information and advice on recent political demonstrations; demonstrations in the centre of Antananarivo are ongoing; due to the possibility of violence at these events, you should avoid all protests and demonstrations, including those taking place in the area around Independence Square ("La Place du 13 mai") and the Town Hall

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30-Apr-2018 13:30
 

Latest update:editorial amendments throughout; Entry requirements section (Visas) - addition of information on Organic Law for Human Mobility; additional information on entry via border with Peru or Colombia

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30-Apr-2018 13:04
 

Latest update: Summary: addition of information on acute fuel shortage throughout Sudan, including Khartourm

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30-Apr-2018 11:29
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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30-Apr-2018 10:33
 

Latest update: Summary - Liverpool FC take on AS Roma in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final in Rome on Wednesday 2 May 2018; check our information and advice page for travelling supporters

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29-Apr-2018 15:30
 

Latest Update: Summary - Labor Day protests are scheduled to take place in several provinces and cities on Tuesday 1 May. Additional information on Mayon volcano activity in Albay Province

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27-Apr-2018 15:30
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) - addition of information on changes to the visa regime

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27-Apr-2018 13:12
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information on large demonstration expected in central Antananarivo on Saturday 28 April

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27-Apr-2018 12:57
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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27-Apr-2018 11:47
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on possible protests or demonstrations

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27-Apr-2018 11:45
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on possible protests or demonstrations

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27-Apr-2018 11:42
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on possible protests and demonstrations

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27-Apr-2018 11:35
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on possible protests and demonstrations

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27-Apr-2018 09:16
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of April strike dates for Air France and subsidiaries, and addition of May strike dates

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26-Apr-2018 15:56
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on the civic marches and demonstrations planned for Friday 27 April

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26-Apr-2018 14:43
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on possible protests or demonstrations

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26-Apr-2018 14:42
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on possible protests or demonstrations

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26-Apr-2018 13:23
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on possible demonstrations

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26-Apr-2018 12:33
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on demonstrations; Safety and security section (Road travel) - additional information on international driving permits/temporary local licenses; (Stadiums and venues) - addition of information on security and safety standards at stadiums and venues; Entry requirements section (Visas) - additional information for persons of Palestinian origin

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26-Apr-2018 09:38
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on Tropical Cyclone Keni; Health section - addition of information on Meningococcal disease

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25-Apr-2018 13:28
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on winter storm Xanto

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25-Apr-2018 13:18
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information on referendum on constitutional change on 17 May 2018

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25-Apr-2018 10:59
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information; the FCO advise against all travel to within 25km of the border with Ethiopia, with the exception of the town of Senafe; and advise against all travel to within 25km of Eritrea's border with Sudan, with the exception of the town of Tessenei

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18-Apr-2018 18:01
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - updated advice on use of seatbelts; Local laws and customs section - addition of advice on Ramadan and the use of drones

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18-Apr-2018 17:49
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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18-Apr-2018 17:45
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) - addition of information about the possible postponement of the opening of the new airport in Islamabad until early May 2018

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18-Apr-2018 16:59
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on kidnapping; Safety and Security section (Crime, Local travel and Rail travel) - addition of information on scams; the Ndian division in the South West; and the Douala-Yaounde-Ngaoundere railway

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18-Apr-2018 15:39
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) - updated information; the cost of a replacement immigration form has risen to $500 Mexican Pesos

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18-Apr-2018 12:39
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - updated information on the threat from terrorism, including terrorist kidnap, in Mali, the wider Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin; Local laws and customs section - updated dates for Ramadan in 2018; Health section - update to contact details for private hospitals in Bamako

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18-Apr-2018 10:48
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) - additional information on clashes and protests in the PK5 area of Bangui

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17-Apr-2018 21:34
 

Summary - bomb attack on police vehicle in northern Antioquia. Deteriorating security situation along Colombia-Ecuadorian border, and in Norte de Santander.

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17-Apr-2018 14:33
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on threat of violence in the Kathmandu Valley

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17-Apr-2018 11:29
 

Latest update: Summary and Safety and security section (Unregulated tour services) - removal of reference to adventure sports in region of Cusco

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17-Apr-2018 10:34
 

Latest update: Health section and summary - updated information on air quality, adding Chiang Mai to urban areas affected by high levels of air pollution and smoke haze

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17-Apr-2018 09:50
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Dual citizenship) - if you hold South African citizenship, you must enter and exit South Africa on your South African passport; it is an offence under South African law for a citizen aged 18 or over to enter or leave the country on a foreign passport

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16-Apr-2018 17:11
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Favelas) and summary - updated information and advice about safety and security in favelas; we recommend that you avoid these areas in all cities, including 'favela tours' marketed to tourists and any accommodation, restaurants or bars advertised as being within a favela

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16-Apr-2018 16:32
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs - updated information on the hunting or trading of protected wild animals

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16-Apr-2018 14:26
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - addition of information and advice following a recent increase in demonstrations in Niamey; Terrorism section - updated advice on the threat from terrorism, including terrorist kidnap, in Niger and the wider Sahel and Lake Chad Basin; Local laws and customs section - updated information on local laws and attitudes relating to LGBT people; Health section - addition of contact details for private hospitals and clinics

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16-Apr-2018 13:50
 

Latest update: addition of advice on protests and demonstrations; there may be protests and demonstrations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities

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16-Apr-2018 11:37
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information; protests which began in central Yerevan on 13 April continue and have spread; many roads in the centre of Yerevan are closed and public transport is disrupted; you should avoid protests and monitor local media

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16-Apr-2018 10:25
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas and Travelling with children) - addition of information for visits over 14 days; Health - update on medical facilities; Local laws and customs - biosecurity

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16-Apr-2018 09:31
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - addition of information; legal aid is available for Andorra residents only

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14-Apr-2018 03:27
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:16
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:14
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:12
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:10
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 03:03
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:44
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in the region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should follow local media and be alert to local and regional developments that might trigger public disturbances. You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:38
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in Lebanon and the wider region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations, monitor developments and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:36
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in Jordan and the wider region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations, monitor developments and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:34
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in Iran and the wider region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations, monitor developments and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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14-Apr-2018 02:29
 

Latest update: There may be protests and demonstrations in Iraq and the wider region in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April. You should avoid any demonstrations, monitor developments and follow the instructions of the local authorities.

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13-Apr-2018 23:37
 

Summary - plots to bomb Siem Reap and Phnom Penh foiled

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13-Apr-2018 17:09
 

Latest update: Summary – addition of information on mass protests on the Gazan side of the Gaza/Israel border each Friday, which are expected to continue to take place each Friday throughout April and May

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13-Apr-2018 17:05
 

Latest update: Summary – addition of information on mass protests on the Gazan side of the Gaza/Israel border each Friday, which are expected to continue to take place each Friday throughout April and May

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13-Apr-2018 16:46
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information and advice on Winter Storm Xanto, which is forecast to affect the central USA from Friday 13 April

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13-Apr-2018 15:17
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) and summary - removal of information about the presidential run-off election on 31 March 2018

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13-Apr-2018 14:34
 

Latest update: Summary - the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Lisbon from 8 to 12 May 2018; if you're planning to travel to Lisbon for the Song Contest and associated events, check our dedicated information and advice page in addition to this travel advice

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13-Apr-2018 12:46
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) - addition of information on the new airport in Islamabad, scheduled to open on 20 April 2018; there is the potential for some delays or disruption to flights around the opening date; if you're planning to travel to or from Islamabad in this period, monitor advice from your airline and be prepared to review your travel plans accordingly; Summary - removal of references to Easter period

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13-Apr-2018 12:07
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) - minor update to factual information on use of Air Koryo by FCO staff

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13-Apr-2018 12:03
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Saudi Arabia-Yemen border) and summary - updated information reflecting incident on 11 April 2018, during which 3 missiles were intercepted and destroyed, one over south-west Riyadh, one over Najran and one over Abha; there are reports that drone attacks were intercepted over Abha and Jizan

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13-Apr-2018 10:05
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - due to recent accidents, the Public Ministry has suspended all adventure sports in the region of Cusco until further notice

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13-Apr-2018 09:56
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for the CSKA Moscow v Arsenal match on 12 April

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13-Apr-2018 00:15
 

Summary - bomb attack on police vehicle in northern Antioquia.

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12-Apr-2018 16:43
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel), Terrorism section and summary - updated information and advice on the security situation and recent incidents in the northern province of Esmeraldas

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12-Apr-2018 14:40
 

Latest update: Summary - editorial amendments to existing information on demonstrations

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12-Apr-2018 13:14
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Passport validity) - addition of information on dual nationality; (UK Emergency Travel Documents) - if you apply for an ETD whilst in Indonesia, you may need to get an exit permit from Immigration to leave the country; (Travelling with medication) - addition of information and advice when travelling to Indonesia with medication; Health section - addition of information on air quality and tap water

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12-Apr-2018 10:28
 

Latest update: Summary and Safety and security section (road and sea travel) - major update on recovery process after Hurricane Irma; Entry requirements section (departure tax) - additional information on environmental and tourism levy

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11-Apr-2018 13:52
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - update to existing information for LGBT travellers

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11-Apr-2018 11:44
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information on planned protests on 11, 12 and 14 April in Lomé

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11-Apr-2018 09:59
 

Latest update: Summary - the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will take place at the Baku city circuit from 27 to 29 April 2018; see our information and advice page for spectators travelling to Azerbaijan for the race

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11-Apr-2018 09:24
 

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - additional information on the Cambodian legal system

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11-Apr-2018 09:14
 

Latest update: Summary - addition to information on earthquakes

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10-Apr-2018 15:48
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Unregulated tour services) - updated information on adventure activities and safety standards

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10-Apr-2018 15:32
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments

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10-Apr-2018 14:34
 

Latest update: Summary - This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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10-Apr-2018 09:49
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for the Paralympic Winter Games in March 2018

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10-Apr-2018 08:29
 

Summary: There are planned public sector strikes affecting airports in Germany on Tuesday 10 April 2018. Munich, Frankfurt, Bremen and Cologne will be affected. You should check with your airline before travelling.

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09-Apr-2018 17:04
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on planned strikes by Air France and its subsidiaries

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09-Apr-2018 12:12
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel,Getting to St Helena and Ascension); updated information on the travel route to the islands; updated contact details for St Helena government UK representative

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09-Apr-2018 11:56
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about incident in Münster on 7 April

Update Date:
09-Apr-2018 09:19
 

Latest update: Summary - This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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09-Apr-2018 03:48
 

Summary: Weather system TD 13F has become Tropical Cyclone Keni, forecast to pass to the south of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, bringing heavy rain and high winds. Avoid travel in low-lying areas and on flooded roads. Flights into and out of Fiji will be disrupted.

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06-Apr-2018 22:20
 

Safety and security (local travel) and terrorism sections updated following the detonation of a home-made explosive near the town of Viche in the Esmeraldas province on 4 April

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06-Apr-2018 15:32
 

Latest update: Summary and Terrrorism section - updated guidance on the threat from terrorism; terrorist groups; and the threat of kidnapping

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06-Apr-2018 12:24
 

Latest update: Summary - addition of information on Boracay Island; the island will be closed to tourists from 26 April 2018 for 6 months for environmental rehabilitation

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Update Date:
06-Apr-2018 10:08
 

Latest update: Summary - updated travel advice for Hatay province

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Update Date:
05-Apr-2018 15:56
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - updated guidance on the threat from terrorism; terrorist groups; and the threat of kidnapping

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Update Date:
05-Apr-2018 13:06
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - updated information on the use of registered radio taxis

Update Date:
05-Apr-2018 11:18
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (UK emergency travel documents) - UK emergency travel documents are accepted as valid for entry, exit and transit

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05-Apr-2018 09:45
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on heat and water supply warning; Safety and security section (Political situation) - addition of information on recent handover of presidential power

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Update Date:
05-Apr-2018 09:33
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on the lifting of the state of emergency

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Update Date:
05-Apr-2018 09:11
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on strike action; planned strikes at the Port of Calais on 5 April have been cancelled

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Update Date:
04-Apr-2018 14:56
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - addition to list of recent incidents

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Update Date:
04-Apr-2018 14:56
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - addition to list of recent incidents

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Update Date:
04-Apr-2018 13:51
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on criminal attacks in Podgorica on 29 and 31 March

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Update Date:
04-Apr-2018 13:51
 

Latest update: Summary - additional information on criminal attacks in Podgorica on 29 and 31 March

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Update Date:
04-Apr-2018 10:38
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about presidential elections on 26 to 28 March

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Update Date:
04-Apr-2018 10:38
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about presidential elections on 26 to 28 March

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Update Date:
04-Apr-2018 10:33
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - addition of information about demonstration on 31 March on the highway to Kukes

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Update Date:
04-Apr-2018 10:33
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - addition of information about demonstration on 31 March on the highway to Kukes

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Update Date:
04-Apr-2018 09:44
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the Chandragiri Hills cable car attraction in Thankot

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 17:13
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 17:09
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 17:04
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 16:59
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 16:51
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 16:44
 

Latest update: Terrorism (Kidnap) - updated guidance on the threat of kidnap

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 15:17
 

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism - change to advice; terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks, rather than very likely to try to carry out attacks

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 15:14
 

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism: change to advice; terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks, rather than very likely to try to carry out attacks

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 14:19
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 14:17
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 14:12
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 14:10
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 14:08
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 14:07
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 14:05
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 14:02
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 10:21
 

Latest update: Safety and security (Crime) - removal of reference to British nationals seeking embassy help for theft of valuables; (Road travel and Svalbard) - correction of hyperlinks

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 09:39
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on President Buhari's state visit to Lagos on 29 and 30 March

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Update Date:
03-Apr-2018 09:30
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the threat of terrorism over Easter

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Update Date:
13-Mar-2018 14:17
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation): Parliamentary elections will be held on 25 March 2018; you should avoid demonstrations or large gatherings of people

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Update Date:
13-Mar-2018 14:09
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on nationwide general strike on 9 and 10 March

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Update Date:
13-Mar-2018 13:43
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendment

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Update Date:
13-Mar-2018 13:23
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) - The Tajik authorities have announced that the border crossing between Panjakent (Tajikistan) and Samarkand (Uzbekistan) is going to open in March 2018, there is no further information at this time

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Update Date:
13-Mar-2018 13:05
 

Latest update: Summary - The Tajik authorities have announced that the border crossing between Panjakent and Samarkand (Uzbekistan) is going to open in March 2018; there is no further information at this time

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Update Date:
13-Mar-2018 11:48
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
12-Mar-2018 20:25
 

Latest update: Summary - We are aware of reports of two parcel bomb explosions in Austin, Texas earlier today. Local authorities have confirmed that no foreign nationals were involved in either incident. British Nationals in the area should remain alert and follow the advice and instructions from local law enforcement authorities.

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Update Date:
12-Mar-2018 15:08
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information and advice on the nationwide State of Emergency in Sri Lanka; additional security personnel have been deployed in some areas; access to a number of social media platforms is restricted; Bandaranaike International Airport is operating as normal; no reports of ongoing incidents in major tourist areas

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Update Date:
12-Mar-2018 11:38
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information on visa requirements for Oman; you should apply for an e-visa through the Royal Oman Police portal before you travel

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Update Date:
12-Mar-2018 10:26
 

Latest update: Summary - on 12 March a US Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh, crashed on landing at Kathmandu International Airport with reports of multiple casualties; disruption to flights is likely; if you're travelling to or from Kathmandu, you're advised to check the status of your flight with your airline and follow the advice of the local authorities

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Update Date:
12-Mar-2018 09:16
 

Latest update: Wales travel to Nanning, China for the 2018 China Cup from 22 to 26 March 2018; see our information and advice page for travelling supporters

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Update Date:
11-Mar-2018 00:29
 

Summary: - There has been increased volcanic activity in recent days from Mount Shinmoedake in southern Kyushu; after further eruptions on Saturday 10 March Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a warning about the danger of falling rocks around a 4km radius; if you are in the area you should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of local authorities.

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 17:47
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) - updated information and advice for British nationals entering Cyprus through the North

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 16:55
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 16:45
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on road delays at border crossings; Safety and security section (road travel) - you must have winter tyres on vehicles between 15 November and 15 April; updated statistics from Department for Transport on number of road deaths

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 16:34
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 16:30
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 15:46
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about recent eruption of Mount Kusatsu; Local laws and customs section - while attitudes towards tattoos are increasingly accepting, many public amenities do not admit anyone with tattoos and other establishments ask for tattoos to be covered up; Entry requirements section - update on bringing medication into Japan

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 15:10
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on the State of Emergency, which was declared on 16 February and confirmed by the Ethiopian Parliament on 2 March; removal of information about incidents in Gondar in April 2017

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 13:35
 

Latest update: Summary - revised information about water restrictions in the Western Cape; Health section - there has been an outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa; the South African Ministry of Health has advised against the purchase and consumption of ready to eat meat products; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 10:52
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
09-Mar-2018 06:44
 

Summary - Updated advice on curfews in the Kandy administrative region

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Update Date:
08-Mar-2018 18:04
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about recent severe weather conditions that affected Ireland

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Update Date:
08-Mar-2018 17:22
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Sea travel) - update on use of ferry; you're encouraged to pre-book your ferry journey; sea conditions at various times of the year can disrupt the operation of the ferry service

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Update Date:
08-Mar-2018 15:48
 

Latest update: summary - Chelsea take on Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday 14 March 2018; see our information and advice page for travelling supporters

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Update Date:
08-Mar-2018 15:11
 

Latest update: Health section - updated information on rabies infected areas; Local laws and customs section - updated information on laws and local attitudes in Malaysia

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Update Date:
08-Mar-2018 14:47
 

Latest update: Summary - a nationwide general strike is planned to take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 March across Nepal; transport services may be disrupted; protests can occur at short notice and turn violent; you should remain vigilant, take extra care in public places and avoid large gatherings; follow advice from local authorities and monitor media

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Update Date:
08-Mar-2018 13:16
 

Latest update: Summary - eruptive activity of the Mayon volcano has reduced and the Philippines authorities have lowered the alert to level 3; an exclusion zone remains in place and you should continue to follow developments on the PHIVOLCS website; Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice for LGBT travellers

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Update Date:
08-Mar-2018 12:10
 

Latest update: Summary - further update to information and advice on the situation in Kandy administrative region following a number of violent incidents; there are no reports that major tourist areas elsewhere in Sri Lanka have been affected, and Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo is operating as normal; removal of reference to recommendation by Sri Lanka Tourism for tourists not to travel into Kandy, which has been lifted

Update Date:
08-Mar-2018 09:57
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information on acceptance of UK Emergency Travel Documents for entry to the UAE from 30 March 2018

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Update Date:
08-Mar-2018 06:37
 

Summary - Updated information on curfew imposed in the Kandy administrative region and related travel disruption, following a number of violent incidents

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Update Date:
07-Mar-2018 18:42
 

On 7 March, an “indefinite” police curfew was imposed in the Kandy administrative region, where there are continuing reports of violent incidents. Social media platforms have been blocked nationwide. It is expected that the curfew will continue while the State of Emergency is in place. While the curfew does not impose restrictions on tourist activities, we are aware of some reports of tourists being caught up in movement restrictions. You should exercise caution, avoid protests and rallies, and comply with local security requirements.

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Update Date:
06-Mar-2018 18:17
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Main tourist destinations) and summary - updated information and advice on safety and security following detonation of an explosive device on a tourist ferry operating between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel on 21 February

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Update Date:
06-Mar-2018 15:35
 

Latest update: Summary - On 6 March 2018 the Sri Lankan government announced a nationwide state of emergency in response to recent incidents of inter-communal violence in Ampara and Kandy. The state of emergency may include curfews in specific locations across the country. You should exercise caution, avoid protests and rallies, and comply with local security requirements

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Update Date:
06-Mar-2018 10:55
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information and advice on documentary requirements when travelling with children

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Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 17:44
 

Latest update: Health section and summary - updated information on cases of yellow fever in Brazil; check the NaTHNaC website for information on yellow fever vaccination recommendations for British travellers; please note that Rio de Janeiro state authorities recommend that all visitors to the state, including to the island of Ilha Grande, are vaccinated against yellow fever

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Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 14:35
 

Latest update: summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 14:06
 

Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 13:56
 

Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - editorial amendments reflecting security incident in Ouagadougou on 2 March

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Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 12:24
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 11:54
 

Latest update: Summary - Arsenal take on AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday 8 March; see our information and advice page for travelling supporters

Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 09:38
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 09:34
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
05-Mar-2018 09:24
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment.

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 21:51
 

Summary- earlier security incident in Ouagadougou now concluded

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 17:40
 

Latest update: Summary - a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Highlands of Papua New Guinea on Monday 26 February; there has been significant damage to infrastructure, including roads and telecommunications; Komo Airport has been closed; for further information on how your travel plans may be affected, you should contact your airline or tour operator; removal of information from summary about volcanic eruption on the island of Kadovar in January 2018

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 17:32
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section - updated information and advice on visa requirements and the use of Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) to enter and exit Bhutan

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 17:01
 

Latest update: Summary - hotels on the central northern coast damaged by Hurricane Irma are beginning to reopen after repairs; if you're planning to travel to the area, you should liaise with your tour operator or hotel to find out if services are back to normal

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 17:00
 

Latest update: Summary – removal of link to advice page for the Zenit St Petersburg v Celtic match

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 16:59
 

Latest update: This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 15:15
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) and summary - presidential elections will take place on 11 April 2018; the campaign period begins on 12 March; the political situation in Azerbaijan is generally calm, but demonstrations and opposition rallies do take place from time to time; you should stay away from large gatherings and remain vigilant

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 13:03
 

Latest update: Money section - update on withdrawing cash and use of international credit cards.

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 12:25
 

Latest update: Summary - there have been reports of gunfire and explosions this morning in the centre of Ouagadougou, close to the French Embassy and the Army Headquarters; the situation is ongoing; you should avoid the area, stay indoors and monitor local media for updates and advice from the authorities

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 11:37
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) and summary - revised information and advice about criminal intent to target areas around international hotels in Abuja; removal of reference to foreign exchange bureaux as a specific target; it is likely that potential attacks would be carried out by armed gangs; at this time of heightened threat, avoid loitering outside hotel security cordons and be extra vigilant when travelling in their vicinity

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Update Date:
02-Mar-2018 10:41
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
01-Mar-2018 17:23
 

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

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Update Date:
01-Mar-2018 15:56
 

Latest update: Summary - due to severe weather conditions across the country, the Irish authorities advise that you should remain indoors until 3pm on Friday 2 March; a red weather warning is in place across the country; public transport has been suspended and Dublin and Cork airports are closed; for further information on how your travel may be affected in the coming days, you should check with your travel provider before travelling to your point of departure; monitor local media and weather reports from the Irish Meteorological Service

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Update Date:
01-Mar-2018 14:10
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about a fire in north west Luanda on 28 February

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Update Date:
01-Mar-2018 13:14
 

Latest update: editorial amendments throughout this advice; Safety and security section (Road travel) - you must have an International Driving Permit or Thai driving licence to drive a car or ride a motorcycle in Thailand; if you use a motor vehicle without the correct licence, your travel insurance may be invalidated in the event of an injury arising from an accident; Local laws and customs section - there are strict rules on the disposal of all forms of waste, especially polystyrene and plastic, and any act that causes damage to coastal areas

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Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 17:14
 

Latest update: Natural disasters section and summary - minor editorial amendments on Mount Agung

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Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 17:10
 

Latest update: Summary - the England men's cricket team are touring New Zealand in February and March 2018; addition of link to venue information from New Zealand Cricket; Entry requirements section - New Zealand's immigration rules are strict, particularly regarding employment; visitors cannot work in New Zealand

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Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 16:51
 

Latest update: Summary - local authorities have confirmed that the fire at the SONILS Logistics Centre in the Boa Vista neighbourhood in the north west of Luanda is under control; you should continue to exercise extra caution in this area

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Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 15:08
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 15:06
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 12:05
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about protests on 20 February

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Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 12:02
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about a strike affecting train travel and public transport on 26 and 27 February

Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 11:59
 

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment

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Update Date:
28-Feb-2018 09:39
 

Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - update to information on the political situation on the Korean peninsula reflecting renewal of direct contact between the North and South Korean governments; Summary - removal of reference to the Winter Olympic Games from 9 to 25 February

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Update Date:
27-Feb-2018 17:14
 

Latest update: Summary - update to information on a grenade attack on the US embassy compound premises in Podgorica on 22 February; roads around the embassy are now open as normal

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Update Date:
27-Feb-2018 16:39
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about an earthquake near Hualien on 6 February

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Update Date:
27-Feb-2018 14:04
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) and summary - there have been reports that criminal gangs are intending to target foreign exchange bureaux attached to international hotels in and around Abuja's central business district; you should be extra vigilant in these areas, satisfy yourself that your hotel's visible security measures are robust and minimise your movements in and around foreign exchange bureaux in these areas

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Update Date:
27-Feb-2018 11:38
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - right-hand drive vehicles may not be driven in or imported into Nicaragua; Local laws and customs section - addition of information about restrictions in Nicaragua on the import and use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles

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Update Date:
26-Feb-2018 14:44
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information regarding demonstrations and road blockades near the town of Uyuni

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Update Date:
26-Feb-2018 14:03
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on general strike on 20 February and disruption to the East West Highway

Update Date:
26-Feb-2018 10:31
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on calls for political protests on 25 February

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Update Date:
26-Feb-2018 10:19
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of link to information and advice page for the FC Porto v Liverpool match on 14 February

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Update Date:
23-Feb-2018 17:19
 

Health section – there has been a recent outbreak of dengue fever in Nadi & Ba. The outbreak in Labasa as announced in early January is ongoing; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre

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Update Date:
23-Feb-2018 17:04
 

Summary – on 16 February 2018, President Temer signed a decree putting the army in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro city and state. The police and army now both fall under the command of an army general. The army has previously been involved in security for the 2016 Olympics and since August 2017 in operations around some favelas; you’re likely to see a police and military presence on the streets

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Update Date:
23-Feb-2018 16:25
 

Latest update: Summary - the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to the town of Lashio (including its airport) in Shan State; Safety and security section - on 21 February 2018 a bomb exploded in a bank in Lashio, killing 2 people and severely injuring 22 more

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Update Date:
19-Feb-2018 17:16
 

Latest update: Terrorism section - updated information on the terrorist threat from extremists linked to Daesh; in February 2018, two South African-British dual nationals were kidnapped; Safety and security section (Criminal kidnaps) - there's an increasing threat of kidnap throughout South Africa; kidnaps can be for financial gain or motivated by criminality; British nationals can be perceived as being wealthier than locals and may be at particular risk of kidnap for financial gain

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19-Feb-2018 17:11
 

Summary – a nationwide general strike is planned for Tuesday 20 February across Nepal. It is likely to have the most impact in the districts of Rukum, Rolpa, Jajarkot, Salyan, Pyuthan, Dang, Jhapa, Biratnagar and Udaypur; protests can occur at short notice and turn violent; travel along the East-West highway is likely to be disrupted and British embassy staff have been advised to avoid using this road on this day. Clashes between protesters and police may occur anywhere; you should remain vigilant, take extra care in public places and avoid large gatherings

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Update Date:
19-Feb-2018 15:20
 

Entry requirements section (Emergency travel documents) – if you’re travelling on an Emergency travel document, you’ll have to obtain an exit and entry visa from Brunei Immigration before you travel

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Update Date:
19-Feb-2018 14:58
 

Summary – updated information on ongoing political tensions in Togo; you should exercise caution, avoid crowds and demonstrations and monitor local media

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Update Date:
19-Feb-2018 11:58
 

Summary - if you enter Peru without an entry stamp you’re required by law to apply for a new entry stamp at the nearest immigration office

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Update Date:
18-Feb-2018 12:24
 

Latest Update: Summary - On Monday 19 February there will be large political rallies and other events in the centre of Harare to mark the death of the Opposition Leader. Health section – there are currently outbreaks of typhoid in Harare and cholera in Chegutu; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health and Network Centre.

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17-Feb-2018 11:27
 

Latest update: Summary - On 16 February 2018 Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency. If you are in Ethiopia remain aware of your surroundings and follow the advice of local authorities.

Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 18:33
 

Summary and Terrorism section - removal of threat to Carnival

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16-Feb-2018 16:53
 

Summary – Tropical Cyclone 10 is forecast to hit the north west coast of Australia from 18 February 2018 and may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to northern parts of Western Australia

Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 16:38
 

Summary - removal of information on Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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16-Feb-2018 16:12
 

Summary – the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) now advise against all but essential travel within 4km of the Mount Agung crater in east Bali due to ongoing volcanic activity; on 10 February 2018, the Indonesian authorities lowered Mt. Agung’s alert status from level 4 (highest) to level 3 (standby). The authorities have indicated Mt. Agung continues to show signs of volcanic activity and the possibility of an eruption remains

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16-Feb-2018 12:51
 

Summary – By-elections are scheduled for 17 February 2018 in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam; there will be heightened security around polling stations and the local area and political demonstrations are expected; you should avoid large crowds or demonstrations. Traffic congestion is highly likely and may affect the administrative areas of Kinondoni, Masaki, Msasani and Oysterbay.

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Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 11:57
 

Safety and security section (Political situation) - removal of information on national referendum on 4 February

Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 11:47
 

Summary - removal of information on events to commemorate the death of Etienne Tshisekedi

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16-Feb-2018 11:31
 

Summary – President Kenyatta was inaugurated for a second five year term on 28 November 2017 following a tense election period which saw an increase in protests across the country, some of which turned violent. Political tensions remain high and further demonstrations and clashes are possible

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Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 11:25
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about ELN activity from 10 to 13 February 2018

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Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 10:13
 

Summary - removal of information on Tropical Cyclone Gita

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Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 09:35
 

Summary - removal of information on Tottenham Hotspur vs Juventus Champions League match

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Update Date:
16-Feb-2018 09:30
 

Summary - removal of information on Carnival 2018

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15-Feb-2018 14:56
 

Safety & security section (Political situation) – the next presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 7 March 2018, with a run-off, if necessary, scheduled around 2 weeks after that; you should avoid political rallies. Vehicular movement will be restricted on election day and only accredited vehicles and personnel will be able to move freely around the country

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25-Jan-2018 12:07
 

Entry requirements section (Emergency travel documents) – UK Emergency travel documents are accepted for entry into, transit through and exit from Guinea Bissau

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24-Jan-2018 17:49
 

Summary - removal of advice about political demonstrations in Lahore and about British High Commission staff limiting travel within F8, F9, G8 and G9 sectors of Islamabad; Terrorism section (Kidnapping) – those engaged in humanitarian aid work, journalism or business sectors are viewed as legitimate targets. If you’re kidnapped, the reason for your presence is unlikely to serve as a protection or secure your safe release

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24-Jan-2018 17:32
 

Safety & security section (Political situation) – the two main opposition parties have announced that they will hold a major demonstration in central Tirana on 27 January 2018; you should check the local media for the latest information, remain vigilant and avoid any demonstrations

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24-Jan-2018 17:23
 

Summary – Liverpool FC play FC Porto in the Champions League on 14 February; information and advice page for travelling fans. Removal of information on forest fires

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24-Jan-2018 17:18
 

Summary – Mayon volcano in Albay Province is demonstrating increased eruptive activity, the local alert level has been raised to level 4, meaning a more hazardous eruption may be imminent. Ash plumes can affect air quality and have an impact on health; additional advice on the potential health hazards can found on the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network website. Some local airports in and around Legazpi City have suspended operations and further disruption to flights in the region is possible; you should check with your airline before travelling

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24-Jan-2018 15:50
 

Summary - removal of advice on the tsunami warning following an earthquake off the coast of north Alaska

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24-Jan-2018 12:46
 

Summary – editorial changes following widespread damage caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017; life in Dominica continues to return to a state of normality. Mains water has been restored to 85% of the population and electricity has been restored to Roseau and Portsmouth, and for all essential services

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24-Jan-2018 10:31
 

Summary – the protests that were widespread across Iran in late December 2017 and early January 2018 have largely ceased as of mid-January. However, you should continue to remain vigilant and avoid large crowds and areas where police and security forces are deployed

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24-Jan-2018 09:59
 

Summary – there have been a spate of robberies and attacks on and around the Cote D’Or beach on the island of Praslin; incidents have taken place both after dark and during daylight hours; you should take care when walking in this area, particularly at night

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24-Jan-2018 09:32
 

Summary – heavy snow falls have caused some roads and ski resorts to be closed at intervals and the risk of avalanche is quite high in many areas; you should check with your tour operator or resort before travelling. If you’re visiting a ski resort you should take advice on weather and avalanche conditions before you travel

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23-Jan-2018 18:17
 

Latest update: An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 occurred off the coast of north Alaska at 12:35 AM (local time) on 23 January 2018. The Tsunami warnings which were issued for British Columbia, south and south east Alaska, the Alaskan peninsula and the Aleutian Islands have now been lifted.

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Update Date:
23-Jan-2018 17:32
 

Latest update: Summary - an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 occurred off the coast of north Alaska at 12:35 AM local time on 23 January 2018; all tsunami warnings for Canada have now been lifted

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23-Jan-2018 17:14
 

Summary – removal of information on local advice regarding security threats

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23-Jan-2018 16:40
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) – the next presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 7 March 2018. Unofficial campaigning has started and you should avoid political rallies that may occur during the official campaign period, which starts on 4 February; Health section – updated statistics on HIV/AIDS in 2016

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23-Jan-2018 16:40
 

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Travelling with medication) - addition of information and advice on travelling to Turkmenistan with prescription and non-prescription medication

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23-Jan-2018 16:13
 

Summary - removal of information on Tropical Cyclone Berguitta

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23-Jan-2018 16:05
 

Latest update: Safety and security section (River rafting and boating) - the government of Cusco has suspended tour activities in parts of the rivers in Cusco until 31 March 2018 due to high water levels; Safety and security section (Unregulated tour services) - there are a number of unregistered tour agencies operating in Cusco and other cities; travelling with unregistered operators brings increased risks; we advise that you only use registered tour agencies; for more information, contact the Ministry of Tourism

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23-Jan-2018 14:55
 

Local law and customs section – some common prescription and over-the-counter medicines are banned and ignorance may not be considered a defence; if you need prescription medication for long term use, you may need to provide extra paperwork, such as an import licence. You should check with the nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate for advice and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare also provides information about bringing medication for personal use

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23-Jan-2018 11:06
 

Summary - an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.0 occurred off the coast of north Alaska at 12:35 AM (local time) on 23 January 2018. A tsunami warning is in place for British Columbia, south and south east Alaska, the Alaskan peninsula and the Aleutian Islands; you should monitor local reports and follow any advice issued by the local authorities.

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Update Date:
23-Jan-2018 11:03
 

Summary - An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 8.0 occurred off the coast of north Alaska at 12:35 AM on 23 January 2018. A tsunami warning is in place for British Columbia, south and south east Alaska, the Alaskan peninsula and the Aleutian Islands; you should monitor local reports and follow any advice issued by the local authorities

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23-Jan-2018 06:36
 

Latest update: Summary - Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, near Kusatsu ski resort, in Gunma Prefecture erupted on Tuesday 23 January with reports of people injured. Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued a level-3 volcanic alert on a scale of 5, telling people not to approach and a warning about the danger of falling volcanic rocks. If you are in the area you should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of local authorities.

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22-Jan-2018 18:23
 

Latest update: Summary - general strikes across Bolivia are expected to begin on Tuesday 23 January; there may be significant disruption in the coming days, including blockades on main transport routes and streets within cities; you should monitor local news before travelling, avoid demonstrations and follow the guidance of local authorities

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22-Jan-2018 18:06
 

Latest update: Summary - Mayon volcano in Albay Province (Bicol region) is demonstrating increased eruptive activity, including a lava fountain and ash plumes; the local alert level has been raised to level 4, meaning a more hazardous eruption may be imminent; if you’re in the area, you should remain vigilant, monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities to stay out of the designated danger zone within 8km of the crater; Legazpi City International Airport has suspended operations and further disruption to flights in the region is possible

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22-Jan-2018 17:43
 

Latest update: Summary - updated information on the impact of heavy snowfall in the mountains; there's an increased risk of avalanches and some road and rail connections have been affected; addition of links to information on road conditions and rail travel

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22-Jan-2018 14:37
 

Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the Pope's visit to Peru from 18 to 21 January

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