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  • Ecuador
    Latest update: Natural disasters section - at the beginning of October, early warning sirens for volcanic activity have been installed in The Chillos and Tumbaco valleys
  • Russia
    Latest update: Safety & security section - on 2 October, the Russian Transport Minister prohibited the sale of tickets for Transaero flights; some Transaero flights will continue to operate, but many are being cancelled. If you are booked on a Transaero flight contact the airline or your travel agent
  • Kyrgyzstan
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about parliamentary elections
  • Thailand
    Latest update: Summary - Phuket is experiencing bad air quality as a result of haze in the region; this can cause disruption to local and regional air travel, and may have an impact on public health; check with your airline if you are planning to travel through Phuket
  • Nepal
    Latest update: Summary - the FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to the following districts: Humla, Mugu, Dolpa, Mustang, Manang, Lamjung, Dhading, Nuwakot, Kavrepalanchok, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasabha and Taplejung
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Latest update: Summary – information and advice for Wales fans travelling to Zenica for the European Championships qualifier on 10 October
  • Botswana
    Latest update: Entry requirements section – the government has stated that dual nationals using two different passports can only enter the country on the same passport they used to exit the previous country
  • Bermuda
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about hurricane Joaquin
  • The Occupied Palestinian Territories
    Latest update: Summary section - Recent violent incidents in the West Bank
  • Israel
    Latest update: Summary section - Recent violent incidents in the West Bank
  • Brunei
    Latest update: editorial amendments
  • Belarus
    Latest update: Summary and Safety & security sections –a presidential election will take place on 11 October 2015; take care and avoid crowds
  • Gambia
    Latest update: Summary - it hasn’t always been possible for the British Embassy to gain early access to detained British nationals in The Gambia; if you’re living in The Gambia, you should contact the British Embassy who will be able to advise on how to contact Consular staff in the event of an emergency
  • Denmark
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about possible protests during the week commencing 28 September 2015
  • Portugal
    Latest update: Summary - info and advice for Scotland fans travelling to Faro for the match against Gibraltar
  • Tunisia
    Latest update: Summary - the State of Emergency ended on 2 October 2015
  • Bahamas
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about hurricane Joaquin
  • Egypt
    Latest update: editorial amendments throughout; Health section – advice about medical treatment in Sharm el Sheikh
  • Greece
    Latest update: Summary – the FCO no longer advise taking euros in cash to cover the entire duration of your stay
  • Bangladesh
    Latest update: Summary - on 3 October a Japanese citizen was shot and killed in Rangpur district, Northern Bangladesh. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack

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