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  • Turkey
    Latest Update: Summary - On 1 May 2016 a bomb attack at the Central Police Station in Gaziantep killed one person and injured 13 others.
  • Cape Verde
    Latest update: Summary - there is no British Embassy in Cape Verde. For urgent consular assistance call +44 1908 516666
  • Serbia
    Latest update: Safety and security section - some demonstrations expected from 30 April following recent elections.
  • Germany
    Latest update: Summary - removal of info and advice about Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund
  • Afghanistan
    Latest update: Summary - a significant attack in Kabul, threat of kidnap remains high
  • South Sudan
    Latest update: Summary - return of First Vice President Dr Riek Machar to Juba; Safety and security section (Air travel) - updated information and advice about civil aviation safety
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    Latest update: Summary - the funeral of Congolese musician Papa Wemba is taking place in Kinshasa on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 May 2016
  • Syria
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Sudan
    Latest update: Summary – possibility of further demonstrations
  • Venezuela
    Latest update: Summary and Safety and security section (Electricity and water) - power cuts are becoming increasingly common and you may find yourself without water or electricity from short to extended periods of time
  • Mozambique
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) – there are reports of possible protests against the government in Maputo in late April/early May; there’s an increased police presence around Maputo and neighbouring Matola
  • Hong Kong
    Latest update: Summary - updated number of visitors to Hong Kong
  • Macao
    Latest update: Summary – updated number of British nationals visiting Macao
  • Burma
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel – Shan State) – in April 2016 a landmine explosion injured tourists trekking in Kyaukme township (next to Hsipaw township)
  • Bolivia
    Latest update: Health section – certain medications prescribed for personal use in the UK are treated as narcotics in Bolivia, with severe penalties for import or export without a valid prescription from a doctor; make sure you carry a letter from a doctor describing the medical condition and any prescribed drugs and that they are in their original containers and clearly labelled ...
  • Bahrain
    Latest update: Safety and security section - information about protests from 28 to 29 April 2016
  • Gambia
    Latest update: Summary - demonstrations took place during April 2016 in Banjul; demonstrations may also occur in other parts of the country
  • Kazakhstan
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Moldova
    Latest update: Summary – demonstrations in central Chisinau
  • Angola
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - there have been a number of recent kidnapping incidents involving foreign nationals (including western nationals) taken from their vehicles in Luanda by armed gangs

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