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FCO Travel Advice

  • newAustralia
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information about an incident in Bourke Street, Melbourne on 20 January 2017
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 11:06am -
  • newIndia
    Latest update: Summary – there are reports that members of the Jat community are due to resume protests from 29 January 2017 in 19 districts of Haryana, excluding Panchkula, Mewat and Gurgaon; if you’re travelling to or through the state (including between Delhi and Chandigarh/Punjab) avoid larg…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 10:39am -
  • newLebanon
    Latest update: Summary – on 21 January 2017, Lebanese security agencies arrested a would-be suicide attacker in the Hamra area of Beirut; you should remain particularly vigilant at this time and follow the advice of the security agencies
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 9:59am -
  • newGambia
    Latest update: Summary - the Foreign and Commonwealth Office no longer advise against travel to The Gambia; the situation has stabilised and the possibility of a military intervention is no longer likely
    - 22 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 5:34pm -
  • newTunisia
    Latest update: Money section – UK issued credit and debit cards are accepted in some but not all of the larger shops, restaurants and hotels; in places that do take cards, there can be problems authorising Mastercard purchases; Travellers Cheques are accepted in some hotels but not others
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 4:38pm -
  • newUSA
    Latest update: Summary - removal of information and advice about the Presidential inauguration on 20 January 2017
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 4:22pm -
  • newBarbados
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Swimming) – take care when swimming as currents can be deceptively strong, including on some of the popular beaches on the south and west coasts; some beaches don’t have lifeguards and/or warning flags and drownings have occurred; swimming isn’t reco…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 4:19pm -
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:20pm -
  • Brazil
    Latest update: Summary – there have been reports of 15 buses being set on fire and shootings at police stations in the city of Nadal, Rio Grande do Norte State; you should remain vigilant, follow local advice and monitor local media
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jan 17, 11:57am -
  • Libya
    Latest Update: Summary: On 21st January there was a car bomb in the Al Dahra district of Tripoli. No casualties have been reported.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 11:58pm -
  • Kuwait
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in Kuwait are very likely; you should take additional safety precautions and remain vigilant in crowded places popular with foreign nationals
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 3:46pm -
  • United Arab Emirates
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in UAE are likely; attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 3:28pm -
  • Bulgaria
    Latest update: Summary - from 23 January 2017, there may be disruption or delays at border crossings with Greece due to strike action plans to block border crossings; you should follow the advice of the local authorities
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 3:22pm -
  • Bahrain
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in Bahrain are likely; attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 3:22pm -
  • Oman
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in Oman are likely; attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 3:01pm -
  • Qatar
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in Qatar are likely; attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:56pm -
  • Marshall Islands
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice on state of emergency due to severe drought conditions
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:13pm -
  • Tonga
    Latest update: Money section – updated currency information
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:06pm -
  • Micronesia
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice on state of emergency due to severe drought conditions
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:02pm -
  • Mauritania
    Latest update: Local laws and customs section - there have been incidences of visitors receiving large fines at the airport and having their passports confiscated for trying to import pork products such as chorizo, ham and bacon
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 12:53pm -

Travel Alerts & Warnings

  • Kenya Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the border area between Somalia and 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…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 10:23pm -
  • Somalia Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Somalia because of continuous activity by the al-Qaida affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabaab.U.S. citizens should be aware of the threat of kidnapping in all parts of Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland.  There is no U.S. e…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 4:58pm -
  • The Gambia Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to The Gambia because of the potential for civil unrest and violence in the near future. On January 7, 2017, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members and authorized the departure of all employees who need to accom…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Jan 17, 1:06pm -
  • Bangladesh Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of continuing threats from terrorist groups in Bangladesh and to consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country.The Department is updating this Travel Warning to reflect the change in the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka’s status to “partially accompa…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 1:06pm -
  • 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. The Department of State has terminated Ordered Departure status for Embassy Juba, and simultaneously adjusted its staffing profile to r…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 10:02pm -
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to the DRC.On December 23, 2016, family members of U.S. government personnel and non-emergency personnel were allowed to return to Kinshasa. This replaces the Travel Warning dated December 2, 2016.There is ongoing instability an…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Dec 16, 4:31am -
  • Egypt Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of threats from terrorist groups in Egypt and to consider the risks of travel to the country.For security reasons, the U.S. Mission in Egypt prohibits diplomatic personnel from traveling to the Western Desert and the Sinai Peninsula outside the beach…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Dec 16, 3:39am -
  • Jordan Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of threats from terrorist groups throughout Jordan and to consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country. Terrorist organizations, including the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), its affiliates, and sympathizers,…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Dec 16, 3:38am -
  • Mali Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Mali because of ongoing terrorist attacks and criminal violence.Effective December 27, the Embassy will change its status to "Adult Eligible Family Members Only," meaning that no one 21 years old or younger will be al…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Dec 16, 1:39pm -
  • 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 replaces t…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Dec 16, 11:02pm -
  • Venezuela Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Venezuela due to violent crime, social unrest, and pervasive food and medicine shortages.All U.S. direct-hire personnel and their families assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Caracas are subject to an embassy movement policy that limits…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Dec 16, 2:55am -
  • Ukraine Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated June 17, 2016.Russia-backed separatists continue to control areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, where violent clashes ha…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Dec 16, 12:29am -
  • Algeria Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to remote areas in southern and eastern Algeria, as well as isolated parts of the Kabylie region, due to a high threat of terrorist attacks and kidnapping.This replaces the Travel Warning for Algeria dated March, 1 2016.Terrorist…
    - 41 days ago, 14 Dec 16, 4:25am -
  • Mexico Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery in various Mexican sta…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Dec 16, 3:37pm -
  • Ethiopia Travel Warning
    The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest related to sporadic and unpredictable anti-government protests that began in November 2015.The U.S. Embassy's ability to provide consular services in many parts of the countr…
    - 48 days ago, 7 Dec 16, 4:42am -
  • Europe Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017.Credible inform…
    - 64 days ago, 21 Nov 16, 3:25pm -
  • Haiti Travel Alert
    The State Department has revised the Travel Alert last updated on June 10, 2016, concerning the presidential election period in light of the announcement by Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council of a new election calendar, revised due to Hurricane Matthew, with a first round of elections now sched…
    - 69 days ago, 16 Nov 16, 10:15pm -
  • Burundi Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Burundi due to ongoing political tensions, armed violence, and the potential for civil unrest.This replaces the Travel Warning dated March 11, 2016.Political violence persists throughout Burundi in the aftermath of the country’s contest…
    - 70 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 5:02am -
  • 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…
    - 76 days ago, 10 Nov 16, 12:40am -
  • Haiti Travel Warning
    This is an update to the Travel Warning posted on October 7, 2016, warning United States citizens about the dangers of travel to areas in the south of Haiti following the October 2016 passage of Hurricane Matthew.U.S. citizens are advised not to travel to the southern peninsula of Haiti, commonly re…
    - 81 days ago, 5 Nov 16, 2:03am -
  • 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 of N’Djamena is li…
    - 81 days ago, 4 Nov 16, 9:23pm -
  • Turkey Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey. U.S. citizens should avoid travel to southeast Turkey and carefully consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country.  The U.S. Department of State is updating this…
    - 87 days ago, 29 Oct 16, 2:45pm -
  • 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. citize…
    - 97 days ago, 19 Oct 16, 10:05pm -
  • 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.The security situation remains dangerous and unpredictable. Violent conflict between government and armed anti-government groups contin…
    - 11 Oct 16, 9:32pm -
  • 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 April 7, 2016.Consular services provided by the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are ofte…
    - 7 Oct 16, 9:44pm -
  • 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.The Department of State is updating this Travel Warning to reflect concerns regarding detentions of U.S. citizens by armed groups…
    - 6 Oct 16, 9:24pm -
  • South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season, which begins November 1, 2016, and ends April 30, 2017.This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2017.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that people living or traveling in regions…
    - 6 Oct 16, 2:25pm -
  • 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 June 22, 2016.Travel to all areas of Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing risk of k…
    - 6 Oct 16, 1:55am -
  • 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.This replaces the Travel Warning issued April 1, 2016.Terrorist attacks have targeted Tunisian gov…
    - 29 Sep 16, 2:45pm -
  • Eritrea Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea due to the unpredictable security situation along Eritrea’s borders and restrictions imposed by local authorities on travel within the country.All foreign nationals, including U.S. government employees,…
    - 26 Aug 16, 4:12am -
  • Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Gaza Strip and urges those present to depart as soon as possible when border crossings are open.The security situation remains complex in Israel and the West Bank, and can change quickly depending on the political environment, rec…
    - 23 Aug 16, 9:27pm -
  • 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 dated March 14, 2016, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans. Foreigners, in particular dual nation…
    - 23 Aug 16, 3:42am -
  • Cameroon Travel Warning
    The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the high risk of violent crime, including murder and kidnapping, and terrorist threats including suicide bombings, and recommends U.S. citizens avoid all travel to the North and Far North Regions and parts of the East and Adamawa Regions of Cameroon.The U.…
    - 19 Aug 16, 10:05pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 28 Jul 16, 2:58am -
  • 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…
    - 6 Jul 16, 9:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 3 Jun 16, 2:25pm -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -