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  • Dominica
    2017-09-23T20:10
    Latest Update: Summary - the FCO is currently advising against all but essential travel to Dominica; Hurricane Maria passed over Dominica on 19 September 2017; initial reports indicate widespread damage to buildings, infrastructure and communications; the airport is closed but commercial ferry options are available; if you're in Dominica, you should exercise caution and follow the advice ...
  • Mexico
    2017-09-23T16:16
    Latest Update: Summary - On 23 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Oaxaca. On 7 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 off the coast of Chiapas. There have been reports of severe damage in southern Mexico. Local services, including transport, may be affected. If you’re in the area, you should follow the advice of the local authorities.
  • Dominican Republic
    2017-09-23T12:12
    Latest Update: Summary - Hurricane Maria passed the Dominican Republic on 21 September 2017; there were reports of local flooding and some damage in the north and east. Airports are open and there was no serious damage to tourist infrastructure; you should contact your tour operator or airline for more information.
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
    2017-09-23T12:03
    Latest Update: The Turks and Caicos Islands were severely impacted by the passage of Hurricane Irma on Thursday 7 September 2017. Hurricane Maria has now passed TCI, but it added to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma.The hotline for British people affected or concerned about others is +44 (0)20 7008 0000. If you are planning to travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands, you ...
  • Anguilla
    2017-09-23T11:16
    Latest Update: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to Anguilla; Hurricane Maria passed Anguilla on Wednesday 20 September 2017.
  • Montserrat
    2017-09-23T10:11
    Latest Update: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to Montserrat.
  • Cuba
    2017-09-23T08:19
    Latest Update: The central northern coast of Cuba has been badly damaged following Hurricane Irma, including the Cayos region and airport, although the government is working to restore services before the main tourist season in November. Many towns in Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Villa Clara and Matanzas provinces were also severely affected. Communication is gradually being restored across ...
  • British Virgin Islands
    2017-09-22T21:12
    Latest Update: Summary – change to advice against travel; The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advise against all but essential travel to the British Virgin Islands; Hurricane Maria has now passed BVI, but it added to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The local authorities introduced a curfew from 6pm on Monday 18 September, which currently remains in force. You ...
  • Turkey
    2017-09-22T16:47
    Latest update: Minor editorial amendments
  • Indonesia
    2017-09-22T15:59
    Summary – on 22 September 2017, the National Disaster Management Authority raised the volcanic alert level for Mount Agung in north east Bali to level 4; you should follow the advice of the local authorities and stay outside the exclusion zone which extends between 9 and 12 km from the crater; in the event of an eruption and volcanic ash clouds, which could cause flight disruptions, you ...
  • Venezuela
    2017-09-22T15:34
    Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - updated details on import duty if you’re bringing new personal items or merchandise into Venezuela; there have been reports of travellers being asked to pay bribes to either enter or leave the country at Maiquetia airport; there are regular reports of intermittent shortages of petrol throughout Venezuela; update on outbursts of ...
  • Malawi
    2017-09-22T15:19
    Safety & security section (Crime) – from 16 to 21 September 2017, the Malawi police service reported two separate attacks on visitors to the Mount Mulanje area and tensions remain high; you should exercise caution in the area, especially after dark
  • Spain
    2017-09-22T14:54
    Summary – Demonstrations have taken place in Barcelona and other areas of the Catalonia region and may continue for some days; this may cause some disruption and delays to transport services
  • Cameroon
    2017-09-22T11:26
    Summary – there is the potential for unrest in the north west and south west regions for a few weeks from 22 September 2017. There have been several recent explosions in Bamenda, one of which resulted in some injuries. There are reports of protests in these regions and movements within the north west region have been restricted by the Government between midnight on 21 September and ...
  • Pitcairn Island
    2017-09-22T09:54
    Latest update: minor editorial amendments
  • Philippines
    2017-09-22T08:56
    Summary - removal of information on protests in the Philippines on 21 September 2017
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    2017-09-21T21:10
    LatestUpdate: Summary: Removal of warning for Hurricane Maria.
  • St Lucia
    2017-09-21T21:07
    Latest Update - Summary: Removal of warning for Hurricane Maria.
  • St Kitts and Nevis
    2017-09-21T21:01
    Latest Update Summary: Summary – Hurricane Maria passed near St Kitts and Nevis 19-20 September. There are no reports of serious damage to hotels, but some local infrastructure (roads, houses) have been damaged. The airport is open. Visitors should follow the advice of the local authorities and their tour operators.
  • Antigua and Barbuda
    2017-09-21T20:01
    Summary - Hurricane Maria passed near Antigua & Barbuda on 18 September. There are no reports of damage to hotels or tourist infrastructure on Antigua. The airport is open. The island of Barbuda remains evacuated following the impact of Hurricane Irma. Visitors should follow the advice of the local authorities and their tour operators.

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