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FCO Travel Advice

  • newSaudi Arabia
    Latest update: Terrorism section - on 8 February 2016, there was a car bomb in the Al-Aziziyah district of southern Riyadh
    - 15 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 5:51pm -
  • newMaldives
    Latest update: Summary and Health section – one case of Zika virus was reported in Maldives in June 2015; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, and seek advice from a health professional if y…
    - 15 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 5:34pm -
  • newNiger
    Latest update: Summary and Safety and security section (Political situation) - the first round of presidential elections is scheduled to take on 21 February; there may be a heavier than normal security presence in towns and cities around this period; you should be vigilant and avoid any political ev…
    - 15 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 5:32pm -
  • newBelarus
    Latest update: Summary and Health section - the reciprocal healthcare agreement between the UK and Belarus was terminated with effect from 26 December 2015
    - 16 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 4:56pm -
  • newLiechtenstein
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 18 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 2:05pm -
  • newSomalia
    Latest updates: – Terrorism section - on 2 February 2016 there was an explosion on a Daallo Airlines flight to Djibouti from Mogadishu and in January there was a major terror attacks at Lido beach in Mogadishu; Safety and security section - British government officials serving in Somalia live and…
    - 19 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 1:18pm -
  • newArmenia
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 20 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 12:59pm -
  • newSri Lanka
    Latest update: Health section – number of reported cases of suspected dengue fever in 2015
    - 20 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 12:10pm -
  • newMoldova
    Latest update: Summary & Safety and security section (Political situation) – removal of advice about the demonstrations in the area around the Parliament building in Chisinau
    - 20 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 12:07pm -
  • newGuinea-Bissau
    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - there is an underlying threat from terrorism
    - 22 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 10:44am -
  • newSenegal
    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - there is a general threat of terrorism
    - 22 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 10:41am -
  • newGuinea
    Latest update - Summary and Terrorism section - there is an underlying threat of terrorism; you should be vigilant after recent attacks in Mali and Burkina Faso
    - 22 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 10:39am -
  • newCôte d'Ivoire
    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - there is a high threat from terrorism
    - 22 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 10:33am -
  • newGambia
    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - there is an underlying threat from terrorism
    - 22 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 10:31am -
  • newGermany
    Latest update: Summary - there has been a train accident on 9 February 2016 in Bad Aibling, near Rosenheim in Bavaria; the train operator, Der Meridian, has set up an emergency information line: 00 49 395 4308 4390; the British Embassy is in touch with the local authorities to investigate whether an…
    - 23 hours ago, 9 Feb 16, 9:38am -
  • Jordan
    Latest update: Summary – numbers of British nationals visting Jordan; Entry requirements section – you can get a single entry visa valid for 1 month on arrival at the airports or at the Sheikh Hussein/North Border crossing at the Jordan/Israel border; entry visas aren’t issued at the Wadi Arab…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 5:55pm -
  • Lebanon
    Latest update - this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 2 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 5:51pm -
  • Gibraltar
    Latest update - this advice has been reviewed and re-issued with some editorial amendments
    - 2 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 4:30pm -
  • South Korea
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) – removal of information and advice about an exchange of artillery fire reported between the DPRK and Republic of Korea in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on 20 August 2015
    - 2 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 2:42pm -
  • Canada
    Latest update: Summary and Entry requirements section - from 15 March 2016 visitors travelling to Canada by air will have to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada; if you’re a dual British-Canadian national, you won’t be able to apply for an eTA; the Canadian government st…
    - 2 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 11:57am -

Travel Alerts & Warnings

  • Haiti Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Haiti to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the current electoral period.The Haitian government has rescheduled the final round of elections, which were originally scheduled for December 27, 2…
    - 30 days ago, 11 Jan 16, 3:25pm -
  • Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan.The U.S. Embassy in Juba continues to operate at reduced staffing levels due to continued armed conflict outside Juba. The U.S. Embassy has little capacity to reach U.S. citizens with emergencies outside J…
    - 40 days ago, 31 Dec 15, 10:02pm -
  • Tunisia Travel Alert
    The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the risks of travel to Tunisia and recommends that U.S. citizens in Tunisia maintain a high level of vigilance in light of recent terrorist attacks on sites frequented by tourists as well as security forces in central Tunis.The Tunisian government…
    - 43 days ago, 29 Dec 15, 3:25pm -
  • 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,…
    - 49 days ago, 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…
    - 55 days ago, 16 Dec 15, 10:27pm -
  • Seychelles Travel Alert
    The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Seychelles of the upcoming Presidential election scheduled to take place December 16 -18. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid political rallies and demonstrations during the election season.  This Travel Alert expires on…
    - 57 days ago, 15 Dec 15, 3:25pm -
  • 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 July 16 to provide updated informa…
    - 57 days ago, 15 Dec 15, 12:29am -
  • 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 in Yemen posed by the ongoing conflict and terrorist activities.On February 11, 2015 due to the deteriorating security situation in Sanaa, the Department of State suspended embass…
    - 57 days ago, 14 Dec 15, 10:24pm -
  • Burundi Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Burundi and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Burundi depart as soon as it is feasible to do so.As a result of continuing violence, the Department of State ordered the departure of dependents of U.S. government personnel…
    - 59 days ago, 13 Dec 15, 5:02am -
  • Lebanon Travel Warning
    The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of ongoing safety and security concerns.U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider those risks.  This supersedes…
    - 60 days ago, 12 Dec 15, 4:13am -
  • Mali Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Mali.This Travel Warning also reminds U.S. citizens that on December 1 the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of eligible family members and non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Bamako.…
    - 65 days ago, 7 Dec 15, 7:52pm -
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (a.k.a. DRC or Congo-Kinshasa). U.S. citizens should avoid all but essential travel to the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, the provinces of Bas-Uele, Haut-Uele and Ituriz (northeastern par…
    - 67 days ago, 5 Dec 15, 2:31am -
  • Iraq Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq.  Travel within Iraq remains very dangerous given the security situation.  The ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty, including arrest, is extremely limited.  Private U.S. citizens are…
    - 67 days ago, 4 Dec 15, 10:46pm -
  • Burkina Faso Travel Alert
    The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Burkina Faso of the upcoming presidential and legislative elections scheduled for November 29.U.S. citizens are reminded of the risks of travel to Burkina Faso and urged to exercise caution while traveling within Burkina F…
    - 78 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 3:25pm -
  • Worldwide Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wid…
    - 78 days ago, 24 Nov 15, 2:41am -
  • North Korea Travel Warning
    The Department of State strongly recommends against all travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK).This replaces the Travel Warning for North Korea of April 15, 2015, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and long-term detention due to the DPRK’…
    - 81 days ago, 21 Nov 15, 12:40am -
  • Afghanistan Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan.The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical.  This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Afghanistan issued on May 22…
    - 82 days ago, 20 Nov 15, 2:55am -
  • Kenya Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risk of traveling to Kenya. U.S. citizens in Kenya, and those considering travel to Kenya, should be aware of continuing and recently heightened threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime in some areas.  This replaces the Trav…
    - 91 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 10:24pm -
  • Chad Travel Warning
    This Travel Warning informs U.S. citizens that the Department of State has terminated the Authorized Departure status for non-emergency personnel and dependents, who had previously departed Chad. These individuals may now return to the Embassy. The State Department nevertheless continues to warn U.S…
    - 91 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 10:23pm -
  • Bangladesh Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to concerns about the ongoing potential for extremist violence in Bangladesh. U.S. citizens who travel to Bangladesh are urged to exercise appropriate caution and maintain a high level of vigilance in light of recent violent attacks.Although thousands of…
    - 92 days ago, 10 Nov 15, 3:25pm -
  • Honduras Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high, although it has declined in the past two years.This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated March 2015 and includes additional information on crime and securit…
    - 31 Oct 15, 2:03am -
  • Philippines Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu Archipelago, certain regions and cities of the island of Mindanao, and the southern Sulu Sea area.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated May 20, 2015, and reflects continui…
    - 21 Oct 15, 10:02pm -
  • South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area. While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on…
    - 15 Oct 15, 1:41am -
  • Burkina Faso Travel Warning
    This Travel Warning is being issued to inform U.S. citizens that the Department of State on October 9 terminated the “Authorized Departure” status which allowed eligible family members and non-emergency personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou to voluntarily depart the country on September…
    - 9 Oct 15, 12:06pm -
  • Nepal Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25.While the frequency and severity of aftershocks have greatly diminished, the possibility of earthquakes or aftershocks continues. The overall effect of the initial earthquak…
    - 8 Oct 15, 9:58pm -
  • Burma Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens traveling to Burma of the upcoming elections scheduled for November 08, 2015. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation prior to, during, and after the election.  Travelers should be aware that they may experi…
    - 7 Oct 15, 2:25pm -
  • Somalia Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Somalia.This replaces the Travel Warning dated October 24, 2014, to update information on security concerns.There is no U.S. Embassy or other formal U.S. diplomatic facility in Somalia at this time. Consequently, the…
    - 2 Oct 15, 2:16am -
  • Central African Republic Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, activities of armed groups, and violent crime.The border between Chad and CAR is currently closed. Other land border crossin…
    - 30 Sep 15, 10:05pm -
  • Saudi Arabia Travel Warning
    The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia. There have been attacks on U.S. citizens and other Western expatriates within the past year and there continue to be reports of threats against U.S. citizens and other Westerners, as well as sit…
    - 22 Sep 15, 2:58am -
  • Venezuela Travel Warning
    The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about security conditions in Venezuela.Thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Venezuela each year for study, tourism, business, and volunteer work. While U.S. citizens are not specifically targeted, violent crime in Vene…
    - 19 Sep 15, 1:55am -
  • 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.On July 26, 2014, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff outside of the country because of ongoing violence between…
    - 16 Sep 15, 11:54pm -
  • Tanzania Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Tanzania to the upcoming general elections scheduled for October 25, 2015. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period. This Travel Alert expires on Nove…
    - 4 Sep 15, 2:25pm -
  • Turkey Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Turkey that the U.S. Consulate in Adana has authorized the voluntary departure of family members out of an abundance of caution following the commencement of military operations out of Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey. On Sept…
    - 3 Sep 15, 2:45pm -
  • 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 February 24, 2015, to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan.The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi c…
    - 28 Aug 15, 9:44pm -
  • 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 March 3, 2015, to remind U.S. citizens that the security situation remains dang…
    - 27 Aug 15, 9:32pm -
  • 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 February 24, 2015, to update information on the current security situation in Algeria. The Department of…
    - 27 Aug 15, 3:25am -
  • Iran Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran.Dual national Iranian-American citizens may encounter difficulty in departing Iran.  U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and carefully consider nonessential travel.  This…
    - 6 Aug 15, 3:42am -
  • 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. This replaces the Travel Warning dated December 4, 2014 and provides updated information reg…
    - 6 Aug 15, 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 U.S. Department of State strongly urges U.S. ci…
    - 27 Jul 15, 9:35pm -
  • Djibouti Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Djibouti, including the risk of attack by terrorist organizations in the region.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Djibouti dated November 25, 2014.The U.S. government remains concerned about possible attacks on U…
    - 17 Jul 15, 11:29pm -
  • 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 the Diffa region, particularly those areas adjacent to Niger’s southern and eastern border, and Lake Chad. The entire Lake Chad region, not only Niger’s border with Ni…
    - 17 Jul 15, 8:56pm -
  • El Salvador Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that crime and violence levels in El Salvador remain high, and U.S. citizens traveling to El Salvador should remain alert to their surroundings.This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated November 21, 2014, and includes updated info…
    - 23 Jun 15, 3:42am -
  • Sudan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Sudan. We urge U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the Darfur region of Sudan, and to Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states, and advise U.S. citizens to consider carefully the risks of travel in other areas of Sudan.This sup…
    - 15 Jun 15, 9:58pm -
  • Colombia Travel Warning
    The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Colombia.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…
    - 5 Jun 15, 9:38pm -
  • 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 -
  • 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 kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organ…
    - 5 May 15, 2:37pm -
  • Mauritania Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Mauritania, and urges those who travel to Mauritania to exercise extreme caution because of activities by terrorist groups in the region, including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). AQIM continues to demonstrate its…
    - 8 Oct 14, 2:39am -