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  • Turkey
    Latest update: Summary – updated information and advice about demonstrations in Fethiye, Izmir and Istanbul; you should be vigilant, particularly in areas where crowds may gather, and stay well away from any demonstrations
  • India
    Latest update: Summary – violent protests in northern Karnataka; if you’re travelling in or through Karnataka state you should be vigilant, avoid protests or large gatherings, follow the advice of the local authorities and monitor local media
  • Bahrain
    Latest update: Safety and security section - information about protests from 28 to 29 July 2016
  • Switzerland
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information about police operation in the area of Geneva airport
  • France
    Latest update: Summary – expected road congestion from 29 to 31 July 2016; restrictions on the collective transport of children on 30 July and 6 August
  • Slovenia
    Latest update: Summary – due to WW1 commemorative events there will be significant travel disruption in Ljubljana and the Gorenjska region on 30 July 2016, including delays on the highway between Ljubljana and the Austrian border; access to Ljubljana Joze Pucnik airport will also be affected
  • Peru
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Amazon Cruise ships) – in July 2016 a cruise ship carrying foreign nationals was robbed while travelling along the River Amazon; security arrangements vary between different cruise operators; contact your cruise ship operator for more information about safety and security on Amazon cruise ships or iPeru (official tourist information and ...
  • North Korea
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) - update following Air Koryo incident in July 2016
  • Ethiopia
    Latest update: Summary - the Foreign and Commonwealth Office no longer advise against travel to the west and South-west Shewa zones; Summary and Terrorism section - lowering of terrorist threat level
  • Thailand
    Latest update: Summary - a referendum on the Thai constitution is due to take place on 7 August 2016; political tensions are likely to increase leading up to and during the polls; you should avoid political gatherings and monitor the advice of local authorities and local media
  • Nigeria
    Latest update: Safety and security section - militant groups are active across the Niger Delta area and have carried out a number of attacks on oil and gas infrastructure in 2016; there’s a high risk of armed robbery, criminality and criminal kidnap in the Niger Delta area
  • Japan
    Latest update: Summary – updated number of British nationals visiting Japan
  • Brazil
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - most visits to Rio de Janeiro are trouble free; the most common incidents affecting British nationals are thefts or pick pocketing around Copacabana Beach, Ipanema Beach and the Lapa area; Safety and security section (Road travel) – advice about what to do if you’re involved in an accident; Entry requirements section - British ...
  • Iraq
    Latest update: Entry requirements section - immigration officials at airports in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq routinely allow travellers to get a visa on arrival; these visas are only valid for 30 days
  • Vanuatu
    Latest update: Money section - Westpac bank no longer operates in Port Vila
  • Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba
    Latest update: Summary and Health section - cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in the last 3 months; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Tunisia
    Latest update: Summary – removal of reference to the Republic Day celebrations on 25 July
  • Chile
    Latest Update: Summary - large tremor in the north of Chile
  • Cambodia
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about large crowds expected in Phnom Penh on 24 July for the funeral procession of Dr Kem Ley
  • Seychelles
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Sea travel) – updated information and advice about piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden

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