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FCO Travel Advice

  • newEcuador
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) - following Tame airline´s landing incident at “Mariscal Lamar” Cuenca airport on 28 April 2016, all inward flights suspension remains in place if the tarmac is wet; this restriction is likely to be lifted in August 2016
    - 20 mins ago, 29 Jun 16, 4:03pm -
  • newUkraine
    Latest update: Summary – the FCO isn't able to provide consular services to anyone in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts not currently under control of the Ukrainian authorities; updated visitor numbers; Money section - cloning of credit and debit cards is common; you should be vigilant when using AT…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 2:02pm -
  • newHungary
    Latest update: Summary - if you’re travelling to summer events including major music festivals or the Hungarian Grand Prix take sensible precautions against petty crime
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 1:46pm -
  • newZambia
    Latest update: Safety and security (air travel) - the European Union lifted a ban on Zambian air carriers in June 2016
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 12:10pm -
  • newGermany
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) – updated figures for road deaths
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 10:54am -
  • newIndia
    Latest update: Safety and security (Political situation) – Delhi police have placed a ban on large gatherings in southwest, northwest and southeast Delhi; if you’re travelling in or through these areas remain vigilant, avoid protests, demonstrations or large gatherings
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 9:41am -
  • newUzbekistan
    Latest update: Summary - removal of advice and information on the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation annual summit
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 9:02am -
  • newTurkey
    Summary - flights to and from Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul are gradually resuming
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 6:01am -
  • newFrance
    Latest update: Summary Section - Update on Wales v Belgium football match and Centenary of the Battle of the Somme commemorative event on 1 July
    - 15 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 1:01am -
  • Papua New Guinea
    Latest update: Summary - civil unrest in Port Moresby, Lae and the Highlands
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jun 16, 4:02pm -
  • Denmark
    Latest update: Summary – the EU Referendum held on 23 June gave a clear vote for the United Kingdom to leave the EU; in his statement the Prime Minister reassured British people living in the EU, that there would be no immediate changes to their circumstances and that there would be no initial cha…
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jun 16, 8:49am -
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    Latest update: Summary – on 28 June, a protest is due to take place against sanctions recently imposed by the US government; you should avoid demonstrations and political marches
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jun 16, 8:37am -
  • Lebanon
    Latest update: Summary - a suicide bomb attack in the town of Al Qaa on 27 June has resulted in a number of casualties
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 4:09pm -
  • Belgium
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about the general strike planned for 24 June
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 4:05pm -
  • Spain
    Latest update: Summary – on 28 and 29 June international and domestic flights to and from Madrid Barajas airport may be affected by industrial action; if you’re travelling during this period, contact your airline or tour operator for further advice
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 3:19pm -
  • Pakistan
    Latest update: Summary: throughout the remainder of Ramadan and over Eid there is an increased risk of incidents; foreigners, in particular westerners, may be directly targeted and you should be extra vigilant
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 1:51pm -
  • Anguilla
    Latest update: Summary and Health section - cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 3 months; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant o…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 12:02pm -
  • Sweden
    Latest update: Summary – the EU Referendum held on 23 June gave a clear vote for the United Kingdom to leave the EU; in his statement the Prime Minister reassured British people living in the EU, that there would be no immediate changes to their circumstances and that there would be no initial cha…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 11:12am -
  • Slovenia
    Latest update: Summary – the EU Referendum held on 23 June gave a clear vote for the United Kingdom to leave the EU; in his statement the Prime Minister reassured British people living in the EU, that there would be no immediate changes to their circumstances and that there would be no initial cha…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 11:10am -
  • Slovakia
    Latest update: Summary – the EU Referendum held on 23 June gave a clear vote for the United Kingdom to leave the EU; in his statement the Prime Minister reassured British people living in the EU, that there would be no immediate changes to their circumstances and that there would be no initial cha…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 11:10am -

Travel Alerts & Warnings

  • 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…
    - 19 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 36 days ago, 24 May 16, 3:58pm -
  • North Korea Travel Warning
    The State Department strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to North Korea 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 actions that in the United States would not be considere…
    - 44 days ago, 16 May 16, 11:40pm -
  • 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…
    - 69 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 10:02pm -
  • Mali Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens 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 Aviation Administration (…
    - 69 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 6:52pm -
  • 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…
    - 72 days ago, 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…
    - 75 days ago, 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…
    - 76 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 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 continue to be reports of threats against U.S. citizens and other Westerners, as well as locations frequented by them.  There have been multiple attacks on mosques which were directed or i…
    - 79 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 2:58am -
  • 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…
    - 83 days ago, 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,…
    - 85 days ago, 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 res…
    - 89 days ago, 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…
    - 90 days ago, 31 Mar 16, 9:32pm -
  • Laos Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to shooting attacks targeting vehicles traveling the “new road” northwest of Kasi in Luang Prabang Province at about 9:00p.m. on March 23, 2016. A charter bus and a pickup truck were both hit by automatic weapons fire on this heavily traveled route be…
    - 91 days ago, 30 Mar 16, 2:25pm -
  • Turkey Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. Effective March 29, 2016, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members of U.S. government personnel posted to U.S. Consulate i…
    - 92 days ago, 29 Mar 16, 2:45pm -
  • Djibouti Travel Alert
    The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Djibouti that a presidential election has been scheduled for April 8, 2016. There is a possibility that spontaneous protests will occur during the election cycle and some could turn violent.  This Travel Alert expires on Ap…
    - 93 days ago, 28 Mar 16, 2:25pm -
  • 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 -
  • Bangladesh Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the ongoing potential for extremist violence in Bangladesh. This Travel Alert supersedes the November 10, 2015 alert and expires on June 22, 2016.Reports suggest that terrorist attacks could occur against foreigners in Bangladesh, especially in large…
    - 12 Feb 16, 3:25pm -
  • 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. cit…
    - 5 Feb 16, 10:35pm -
  • 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 -
  • 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…
    - 31 Dec 15, 10:02pm -
  • 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 -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 14 Dec 15, 10:24pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 Dec 15, 4:13am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 4 Dec 15, 10:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 10 Nov 15, 10:23pm -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -