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  • Portugal
    Latest update: Summary – updated number of British visitors to Portugal
  • France
    Latest update: Summary - following industrial action (blockades of fuel depots), fuel purchasing restrictions have been put in place by local authorities in some parts of France; in certain areas you may not be able to fill up jerrycans, and fuel rationing may be imposed; some petrol stations may have run out of some types of fuel
  • Lebanon
    Latest update – Summary and Terrorism section – updated information and advice on the threat from terrorism; terrorist groups will seek to target the Lebanese state, security services and civilians, and have the intent to target foreigners inside Lebanon
  • Jordan
    Latest update: Entry requirements section – updated information and advice about the use of UK emergency travel documents to enter, transit and exit Jordan
  • Peru
    Latest update: Safety and security section – second round of presidential elections will be held on 5 June 2016; avoid large crowds, monitor local media and follow local security advice on the day
  • Bulgaria
    Latest update: Local laws and customs section - the city of Pazardzhik has banned wearing burqas in government buildings and other public places including parks, restaurants, shops and public transport; Safety and security section (Road travel) – updated road deaths statistics
  • Zimbabwe
    Latest update: Summary - The ruling party, ZANU-PF, has announced plans for a ‘Million Man March’ in central Harare on 25 May; this may cause significant traffic disruption in the Harare area in the build-up to and aftermath of this event; you should avoid political activity, including demonstrations and rallies
  • Philippines
    Latest update: Summary and Safety & security section - removal of advice about elections on 9 May; Money section - banks and foreign exchange outlets rarely accept travellers’ cheques
  • Bangladesh
    Latest update: Summary - removal of information and advice relating to Tropical cyclone Roanu
  • India
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice and information on heavy rainfall in Andra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu; 19 May legislative assembly elections and results in Assam, west Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry and the Simhasth Kumbh Mahapary Mela which ended on 21 May
  • Ukraine
    Latest update: Summary - it’s illegal under Ukrainian law to enter internationally recognised Ukrainian territory through a border point that isn’t currently controlled by the Ukrainian authorities; if you do so, you risk arrest or a fine, and you may be subject to a travel ban
  • Pakistan
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Islamabad) - updated list of places British High Commission staff are advised to avoid
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    Latest update: Summary - there are political demonstrations planned in Kinshasa on 26 May 2016, and continued reports of an increased police presence in Lubumbashi. You should remain vigilant, follow local security advice and continue to avoid large crowds or demonstrations
  • Angola
    Latest update: Local laws and customs section - Angola is a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which bans trade in ivory; anyone caught buying or trafficking these goods is likely to be prosecuted and receive a prison sentence or fine
  • South Africa
    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – there is a high threat from terrorism
  • South Sudan
    Latest update: minor editorial amendments throughout
  • Australia
    Latest update: Local laws and customs section – LGBT travellers should be aware that UK same-sex marriage documentation is not as widely accepted in Australia as in the UK; Entry requirements section – dual national Australians should leave and enter Australia on their Australian passport
  • Spain
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) – on the spot fines can be issued for a variety of driving offences; if you accept the fine and pay within 20 days it will be reduced by 50%; Local laws and customs section - you must provide photographic ID (your passport) if requested by a police officer; this includes the Guardia Civil and national, regional and local police ...
  • Turkey
    Latest update: Summary - removal of advice and information on events to mark Ataturk Memorial, Youth and Sports Day on 19 May
  • Kuwait
    Latest update: Entry requirements section - regardless of age, British nationals travelling by air can get a free 30-day entry permit/tourist visa or a 90-day visit/business visa on arrival in Kuwait for a fee

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