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  • Dominica
    Latest update: Summary - the FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to Dominica; if you're planning to travel to Dominica, you should be aware that the environment remains challenging; supply of electricity and mains water is still being restored outside the capital and some roads remain difficult to navigate safely; hotels have reopened but accommodation options remain ...
  • Zimbabwe
    Latest update: Summary - the political situation is becoming increasingly tense following the televised speech by President Mugabe on 19 November; there are reports of planned demonstrations over the next few days, particularly in Harare; you should continue to exercise caution and avoid large gatherings and any demonstrations.
  • New Caledonia
    Summary – on 20 November 2017, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near the Loyalty islands in New Caledonia; you should monitor media for the latest developments and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders
  • Macedonia
    Entry requirements section (Passport validity) – passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 90 days from the arrival date
  • Grenada
    this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Tunisia
    Summary - the state of emergency in Tunisia was extended by a further 3 months on 12 November 2017
  • United Arab Emirates
    Safety and security section – Political Situation Following recent missile launches into Saudi Arabia from Yemen, claims have been made in public media suggesting that there may also be attempts to target missiles at the UAE. In the event of any incidents, you should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of the local authorities.
  • USA
    Summary – removal of information about restrictions on the carriage of electronic items on flights departing to the US from a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, which have now been lifted by the US Department of Homeland Security
  • Mongolia
    Entry requirements section - you can only use a UK Emergency Travel Document (ETD) to enter Mongolia if you’re a permanent resident or for airside transit. ETDs can be used to exit Mongolia. If your ETD has been issued in Mongolia and you are a permanent resident in Mongolia, you’ll need an exit visa from the Immigration Authority. If you don’t have a residence permit, you won’t ...
  • Nigeria
    Safety and security section (Criminal kidnaps) – in the past five years several foreign nationals, including British nationals, have been kidnapped, and in some cases killed, in Nigeria; most of these kidnaps occurred in the Niger Delta region
  • Spain
    Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - updated information on the threat from terrorism reflecting a reduced threat.
  • Canada
    Summary – removal of information on terrorist incident in Edmonton
  • Burma
    Summary and Safety & security section (local travel) – the Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Paletwa township in southern Chin state due active armed conflict; if you’re visiting Mount Victoria in Mindat township you should seek advice from tour operators before travel
  • Libya
    Terrorism – foreign nationals have recently been kidnapped in the south-west of Libya; there remains a continuing high threat of kidnap across the whole of Libya
  • Bahrain
    Summary – on 17 and 18 November 2017, religious processions in central Manama and across Bahrain will mark the commemoration of the death of the Prophet Muhammad; while these events are expected to be peaceful, there is a possibility they could be utilised by anti-government protestors; additional information about an attack on an oil pipeline on 10 November 2017. Safety and security ...
  • Tanzania
    Summary – In October and November 2017, there were 2 accidents affecting Coastal Aviation flights to the Serengeti National Park. In the most recent incident, all 11 people on board were killed
  • Eritrea
    Money section – there are low limits on local currency that can be taken from Eritrea; if you attempt to take more than 1,000 Nakfa you may have it confiscated; if you attempt to carry more than 5,000 Nakfa you may be subject to prosecution
  • India
    Latest update: Health section and summary - update to existing information on urban air pollution; severe air pollution is a major hazard to public health in Delhi, and a serious concern in many other Indian cities; children, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions may be especially affected; you can find further information and advice on air quality on the World Health ...
  • Ukraine
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - addition of information about incidents of marriage fraud and attempted extortion in Ukraine affecting foreign nationals.
  • St Maarten
    Latest update: editorial update removing information on the immediate response to Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria in September 2017.

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