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  • Ethiopia
    Latest update: Summary - On 16 February 2018 Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency. If you are in Ethiopia remain aware of your surroundings and follow the advice of local authorities.
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    Summary and Terrorism section - removal of threat to Carnival
  • Australia
    Summary – Tropical Cyclone 10 is forecast to hit the north west coast of Australia from 18 February 2018 and may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to northern parts of Western Australia
  • Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba
    Summary - removal of information on Hurricanes Irma and Maria
  • Indonesia
    Summary – the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) now advise against all but essential travel within 4km of the Mount Agung crater in east Bali due to ongoing volcanic activity; on 10 February 2018, the Indonesian authorities lowered Mt. Agung’s alert status from level 4 (highest) to level 3 (standby). The authorities have indicated Mt. Agung continues to show signs of volcanic activity ...
  • Tanzania
    Summary – By-elections are scheduled for 17 February 2018 in Kinondoni district, Dar es Salaam; there will be heightened security around polling stations and the local area and political demonstrations are expected; you should avoid large crowds or demonstrations. Traffic congestion is highly likely and may affect the administrative areas of Kinondoni, Masaki, Msasani and Oysterbay. ...
  • Ecuador
    Safety and security section (Political situation) - removal of information on national referendum on 4 February
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Summary - removal of information on events to commemorate the death of Etienne Tshisekedi
  • Kenya
    Summary – President Kenyatta was inaugurated for a second five year term on 28 November 2017 following a tense election period which saw an increase in protests across the country, some of which turned violent. Political tensions remain high and further demonstrations and clashes are possible
  • Colombia
    Latest update: Summary - removal of information about ELN activity from 10 to 13 February 2018
  • Fiji
    Summary - removal of information on Tropical Cyclone Gita
  • Italy
    Summary - removal of information on Tottenham Hotspur vs Juventus Champions League match
  • Brazil
    Summary - removal of information on Carnival 2018
  • Sierra Leone
    Safety & security section (Political situation) – the next presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 7 March 2018, with a run-off, if necessary, scheduled around 2 weeks after that; you should avoid political rallies. Vehicular movement will be restricted on election day and only accredited vehicles and personnel will be able to move freely around the country
  • Latvia
    Summary – updated numbers of British nationals visiting Latvia
  • Lithuania
    minor editorial amendments
  • Portugal
    Latest update: Entry requirements section - revised information on entry and exit requirements for children travelling alone or without a parent or legal guardian
  • New Caledonia
    Latest update: Summary – Tropical Cyclone Gita is forecast to pass south of New Caledonia from Friday 16 February 2018 and may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to southern parts of the islands; you should monitor local forecasts and follow any advice issued by the local authorities
  • Liechtenstein
    this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Burma
    Local law and customs section - minor changes to information on LGBT guidance

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