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  • Ecuador
    Latest update: Safety and security & Health sections - contact details for the local authorities
  • Bangladesh
    Latest update: Summary - dawn to dusk hartal (enforced general strike) called in nine districts around Dhaka on Thursday 29 January
  • Central African Republic
    Latest update: Summary – kidnappings reported in early 2015
  • Bahrain
    Latest update: Safety and security section – calls for unauthorised protests on 27 & 28 January
  • Iraq
    Latest update: Summary - on 26 January a Fly Dubai aircraft was struck by gunfire on approach to Baghdad International Airport; some carriers have suspended flights
  • Ukraine
    Latest update: Summary - ongoing instability in east Ukraine; civilians continue to get caught up in fighting in and around Donetsk and Mariupol
  • Saudi Arabia
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about period of mourning from 24 to 26 January
  • Zambia
    Latest update: Safety and security section – update on presidential election held on 20 January
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    Latest update: Summary - possibility of further demonstrations and unrest remains; be vigilant, listen to local TV and radio broadcasts, and monitor the situation in your area closely
  • Iceland
    Latest update: Entry requirements section - your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.
  • Pakistan
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about protests in response to publications by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, on Friday 23 January
  • Sudan
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about expected protests on Friday 23 January
  • Gabon
    Latest update: Summary - in recent months there have been strikes and demonstrations throughout Gabon. The next protest march is scheduled for 27 January 2015. Avoid large gatherings and keep in touch with the news.
  • Marshall Islands
    Latest update: Natural disasters section - flooding in the capital Majuro and some remote outer islands
  • Syria
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Yemen
    Latest update: changes to Summary and Safety and security sections (Local travel, Road travel, Air travel and Political situation)
  • Niger
    Latest update: Summary - due to recent civil unrest, the Nigerien government has blocked all SMS and social networks until after Saturday 24 January 2015
  • Malaysia
    Latest Update: Summary - removal of flood advice
  • Switzerland
    Latest update: Summary - FC Young Boys v's Everton, 19th February
  • Philippines
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - only use taxis from a reputable company; some taxi drivers and their accomplices have robbed and harmed passengers

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