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FCO Travel Advice

  • newItaly
    Latest update: Summary - updated contact details for information about the earthquake in central Italy
    - 1 hour ago, 25 Aug 16, 3:31pm -
  • newBurma
    Latest update: Summary - an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck central Burma on the evening of 24 August; if you’re in the affected area you should follow the advice of the local authorities
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 2:02pm -
  • newIndia
    Latest update: Safety and security section - scams operating at airports and trains stations; Local laws and customs section - there are strict guidelines regarding the import and export of goods; Entry requirements section - beware of fake websites offering the e-TV service
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 1:26pm -
  • newAfghanistan
    Latest update: Summary - on 24 August there was an attack against the American University of Afghanistan compound in Kabul
    - 4 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 12:25pm -
  • newBahrain
    Latest update: Safety and security section - information on protests from 25 to 26 August 2016
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 11:08am -
  • newHonduras
    Latest update: Summary – information on the number of visitors to Honduras in 2015; Safety & security section (Consular assistance) – updated contact details for British nationals requiring consular assistance
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 10:22am -
  • newUruguay
    Latest update: Summary – there’s a zero tolerance limit for driving under the influence of alcohol; removal of information and advice on tornado in Dolores, Soriano
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 10:18am -
  • newDemocratic Republic of Congo
    Latest update: Summary - removal of advice and information on the ‘ville morte’ (nation-wide general strike) held on 23 August
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 9:09am -
  • Portugal
    Latest update: Summary – industrial action by contractors starting on Wednesday 24 August 2016 is expected to cause delays to departure at airports in Portugal; you should allow extra time for check in and follow the advice from your airline or travel company
    - 1 day ago, 24 Aug 16, 4:26pm -
  • Turkey
    Latest update: Summary – on 24 August 2016, the Turkish military started operations across the Turkey-Syria border near Karkamis and special security zones declared along parts of the Syrian border
    - 1 day ago, 24 Aug 16, 10:01am -
  • Colombia
    Latest Update: Summary - In the morning of 23 August 2016, there were three small explosions in Bogota.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 8:52pm -
  • The Occupied Palestinian Territories
    Latest update: Summary - due to ongoing security operations and unrest in the city of Nablus you should remain vigilant and follow instructions of the security forces; avoid large gatherings and demonstrations and limit your movements within the city
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 1:42pm -
  • Israel
    Latest update: Summary - due to ongoing security operations and unrest in the city of Nablus you should remain vigilant and follow instructions of the security forces; avoid large gatherings and demonstrations and limit your movements within the city
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 1:39pm -
  • Paraguay
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice on protests in Asuncion
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 9:36am -
  • Japan
    Latest update: Summary – the area around Fukushima is recovering and only specific areas surrounding the Dai-ichi plant are designated by the Japanese government as exclusion zones.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 9:18am -
  • St Kitts and Nevis
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 3:35pm -
  • Czech Republic
    Money section - Scottish bank notes can be exchanged in ERB Bank in Prague 5; always check with the bank beforehand that they still offer this service
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 2:50pm -
  • Spain
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information about forest fires in the municipality of El Paso on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 1:57pm -
  • Iraq
    Latest update: Summary - update on Mosul Dam contingency planning; Safety & security section (Local Travel) - as part of Arba’een religious observations, processions and events will take place throughout Iraq, especially in Karbala and Najaf, during November; religious gatherings have previously b…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 12:45pm -
  • Thailand
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice about severe weather expected to last until 20 August
    - 3 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 11:38am -

Travel Alerts & Warnings

  • North Korea Travel Warning
    The State Department strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea’s system of law enforcement, which imposes unduly harsh sentences, including for actio…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 11:40pm -
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing instability and sporadic violence, including armed robbery, murder, and kidnapping, in the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu; the new provinces of Bas-Uele, Haut-Uele and Ituri (northeastern part of the former Oriental Province); and Tanganyik…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Aug 16, 1:31am -
  • Honduras Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that the level of kidnapping, crime, and violence in Honduras remains critically high.This Travel Warning supersedes the October 2015 Travel Warning.Criminal activity is a serious problem throughout the country and the Government of Honduras la…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Aug 16, 2:03am -
  • Nigeria Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all travel to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable.The Department of State strongly urges U.S. citizens…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Aug 16, 9:35pm -
  • Lebanon Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon because of the threats of terrorism, armed clashes, kidnapping, and outbreaks of violence near Lebanon’s borders with Syria and Israel.U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept the risks of…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Jul 16, 6:03pm -
  • Saudi Arabia Travel Warning
    The Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens carefully consider the risks of travel to Saudi Arabia due to continuing ISIL (Da’esh) directed or inspired attacks across the Kingdom.Furthermore, continuing violence in neighboring countries such as Yemen has a high potential to spill over in…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Jul 16, 2:58am -
  • Turkey Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey.The U.S. Department of State is updating this Travel Warning to reflect the July 25, 2016, decision to authorize the voluntary departur…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 2:45pm -
  • Haiti Travel Warning
    The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Haiti about the lack of adequate emergency medical facilities, and the security environment in Haiti.Haiti’s emergency response network, along with the continued presence of serious crime and c…
    - 38 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 2:03am -
  • Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning
    The U.S. State Department warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan because of ongoing fighting, intercommunal violence, and violent crime. On July 10, 2016, the Department of State ordered the departure of non-emergency personnel from US. Embassy Juba.  This replaces the T…
    - 46 days ago, 10 Jul 16, 9:02pm -
  • Bangladesh Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to consider carefully whether you need to travel to Bangladesh, in light of the latest attack in a series of extremist events. Effective July 10, 2016, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. government personne…
    - 46 days ago, 10 Jul 16, 12:06pm -
  • Venezuela Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens that violent crime in Venezuela is pervasive, both in the capital Caracas and throughout the country.Security restrictions on U.S. government personnel may restrict the services the Embassy can provide.  All U.S. direct-hire personnel and their families a…
    - 49 days ago, 8 Jul 16, 1:55am -
  • Iraq Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Iraq.Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous, and the ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty is extremely limited. This supersedes the Travel Warning dated December 4, 2015.  U.S. citizens in Iraq are at…
    - 50 days ago, 6 Jul 16, 9:46pm -
  • Mali Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Mali of ongoing terrorist attacks and criminal violence in Mali.The security environment in Mali remains fluid, and the potential for attacks throughout the country, including in Bamako, remains high. Additionally, the Federal A…
    - 55 days ago, 2 Jul 16, 2:39am -
  • Laos Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the risks of travel in parts of Laos because the security situation remains unstable.Reports of violence, combined with the Lao government’s use of security escort vehicles for its official travelers in these areas, have prompted the U.S. Embassy in…
    - 55 days ago, 1 Jul 16, 2:25pm -
  • Kenya Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the border areas of Kenya because of threats by the terrorist group al-Shabaab.U.S. citizens should also be aware of potential terrorist threats and the high risk of crime throughout the country. This replaces the Travel Warning dat…
    - 56 days ago, 30 Jun 16, 9:23pm -
  • Nicaragua Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens about increased government scrutiny of foreigners’ activities, new requirements for volunteer groups, and the potential for demonstrations during the upcoming election season in Nicaragua.This Travel Alert expires on November 30, 2016.Nicaragua is condu…
    - 57 days ago, 29 Jun 16, 2:25pm -
  • Yemen Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Yemen because of the high security threat level posed by ongoing conflict and terrorist activities.This supersedes the Travel Warning for Yemen issued on December 14, 2015.  On February 11, 2015 due to the deteriorating securi…
    - 58 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 9:24pm -
  • Afghanistan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan because of continued instability and threats by terrorist organizations against U.S. citizens.This replaces the Travel Warning issued November 19, 2015. Travel to all areas of Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing ris…
    - 64 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 1:55am -
  • Ukraine Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and recommends those U.S. citizens currently living in or visiting these regions to depart.This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated December 14, 2015.Russia-backed se…
    - 69 days ago, 17 Jun 16, 11:29pm -
  • Haiti Travel Alert
    The State Department has revised the Travel Alert last updated on March 11, 2016 concerning the presidential election period in light of the announcement by Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council of a new election calendar with a first round of elections on October 9, 2016 and a second round on Jan…
    - 76 days ago, 10 Jun 16, 9:15pm -
  • Libya Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable, and extremist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks against U.S. interests. If in Li…
    - 77 days ago, 9 Jun 16, 11:54pm -
  • Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2016 Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico.Hurricane and Typhoon Season lasts through November 2016, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National…
    - 83 days ago, 3 Jun 16, 2:25pm -
  • Europe Travel Alert
    As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and…
    - 86 days ago, 31 May 16, 2:25pm -
  • Somalia Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Somalia because of continuous threats by the al-Qaida affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabaab.U.S. citizens should also be aware of the risks of kidnappings in all parts of Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland. There is no U.S…
    - 93 days ago, 24 May 16, 3:58pm -
  • Philippines Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the island of Mindanao, due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities and kidnappings.This Travel Warn…
    - 21 Apr 16, 10:02pm -
  • Chad Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing terrorist activity throughout Chad. U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the border regions, and exercise extreme caution elsewhere in the country. The U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services outside the capitol area is…
    - 18 Apr 16, 9:23pm -
  • Mexico Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country. U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbe…
    - 15 Apr 16, 2:37pm -
  • Central African Republic Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, activities of armed groups, and violent crime. We urge U.S. citizens who are currently in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citiz…
    - 14 Apr 16, 10:05pm -
  • Pakistan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated August 28, 2015, reminding U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan.The American Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulate General in Karachi con…
    - 7 Apr 16, 9:44pm -
  • Colombia Travel Warning
    Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year for tourism, business, university studies, and volunteer work. Security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, including in tourist and business travel destinations such as Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Medellin,…
    - 5 Apr 16, 9:38pm -
  • Tunisia Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to southeastern Tunisia along the Libyan border as well as the mountainous areas in the country’s west due to the threat of terrorism.A March 7 attack by ISIL-affiliated militants in the southeastern border town of Ben Guerdane resul…
    - 1 Apr 16, 2:45pm -
  • Syria Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Syria and strongly recommends that U.S. citizens remaining in Syria depart immediately. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated August 27, 2015, to remind U.S. citizens that the security situation remains d…
    - 31 Mar 16, 9:32pm -
  • Iran Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Iran.This replaces the Travel Warning for Iran of January 29, 2016, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans, in Iran, and to note that the Federal…
    - 15 Mar 16, 3:42am -
  • Burundi Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Burundi. The Department of State has terminated Ordered Departure status for Embassy Bujumbura, thereby allowing non-emergency personnel and adult dependents employed at the Embassy to return to Burundi.  Minors and…
    - 11 Mar 16, 5:02am -
  • Algeria Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to the Kabylie region and remote areas of southern and eastern Algeria.This replaces the Travel Warning for Algeria dated August 26, 2015, to update information on the current security situation in Algeria. The Department of Sta…
    - 2 Mar 16, 4:25am -
  • Mauritania Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Mauritania, particularly the eastern regions, due to activities by terrorist groups including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which are active in the neighboring regions of Mali.The ability of the U.S. Embassy to p…
    - 24 Feb 16, 3:39am -
  • Sudan Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the continued risks of travel to Sudan.U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the Darfur region, Blue Nile, and Southern Kordofan states, and consider carefully the risks of travel in other areas of Sudan, due to the continued threat of terrorism…
    - 21 Jan 16, 10:58pm -
  • Niger Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger and specifically recommends citizens avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, including the Diffa region and particularly the Lake Chad basin area. The entire Lake Chad region is especially vulnerable because of ongoing act…
    - 21 Jan 16, 9:56pm -
  • Burkina Faso Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Burkina Faso. U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso, and those considering travel to Burkina Faso, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing threats to safety and security.The ability of the U.S. Embassy to…
    - 20 Jan 16, 1:06pm -
  • El Salvador Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that crime and violence levels in El Salvador remain critically high, and U.S. citizens traveling to El Salvador should remain alert to their surroundings.This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated June 22, 2015, and includes updat…
    - 16 Jan 16, 4:42am -
  • Cameroon Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high risk of traveling to Cameroon, and urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the North and Far North Regions of the country because of the general threat of violent crime, terrorism, and the targeting of westerners for murder and kidnappings,…
    - 22 Dec 15, 11:05pm -
  • Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Travel Warning
    The security environment remains complex in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. U.S. citizens need to be aware of the continuing risks of travel to areas described in this Travel Warning where there are heightened tensions and security risks.The security situation can change day to day, depending on t…
    - 16 Dec 15, 10:27pm -
  • Eritrea Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea. The Government of Eritrea continues to restrict the travel of all foreign nationals, including U.S. diplomats posted in Asmara.  Consequently, the U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee its ability to provide em…
    - 6 May 15, 4:12am -