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  • Nepal
    Latest Update: Summary Section - Further smaller earthquake on 26 April.
  • India
    Latest Update: Summary Section - Nepal earthquake - Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal affected.
  • Argentina
    Latest update - Summary - volcanic ash has now reached Buenos Aires' airspace. Some flights into Buenos Aires have been affected
  • Russia
    Latest Update: Summary (updated travel advice map to show border with Ukraine) and Entry requirements section (cruise or ferry passengers can stay in Russia for 72 hours without visas only if they have booked tours through the companies officially licensed by the Russian government)
  • Uruguay
    Latest update: Summary –volcanic ash may reach Uruguayan airspace from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile during the afternoon of 24 April. Check with your airline for the latest information, monitor local media reports and follow the advice of the local authorities
  • Guinea
    Latest Update – Summary: Violent demonstrations are possible, particularly in the run up to the Presidential elections in October. Maintain extreme vigilance, monitor local media and avoid large gatherings
  • Burundi
    Latest Update: Summary – risk of large political demonstrations around key government buildings if the ruling party goes ahead with their Congress on 24 April.
  • Guatemala
    Latest Update: Summary - removal of reference to the “State of Public Calamity" declared on 10 July 2014 in the aftermath of an earthquake
  • Equatorial Guinea
    Latest update: Summary - preventative measures against the spread of Ebola– including flight cancellations - remain in place. Check before travelling.
  • Congo
    Latest update: Safety and Security - Crime levels are low in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire when compared to other cities in the region, but you should take sensible precautions to safeguard yourself and your belongings
  • Iran
    Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Gabon
    Latest update: Summary - in recent months there have been strikes and demonstrations throughout Gabon; over the weekend of 11 to 12 April 2015 the Benin Embassy was burnt down during a demonstration; avoid large gatherings and keep in touch with the news
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    Latest update: Entry Requirements section – new visa issuing process; a formal letter of invitation from the person or organisation you’re visiting, stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kinshasa and submitted with your application, can help to speed up the visa issuing process
  • Malawi
    Latest update: Summary - possible demonstrations in commercial areas of major cities
  • Chile
    Latest update: Summary: due to the eruption of Calbuco volcano, the Chilean Government has ordered an evacuation of the surrounding area in the XIV Region.
  • Mozambique
    Latest update: Summary - update to flooding situation and advice on possible delays at border with South Africa
  • Bahrain
    Latest update: Safety and security section - advice about demonstrations and protests, 23 to 24 April
  • Papua New Guinea
    Latest update: Summary – elections will take place in Bougainville between 11 May and 8 June
  • Botswana
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Swaziland
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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