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FCO Travel Advice

  • newParaguay
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a decreased threat
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 11:16am -
  • newUkraine
    Latest update: Local law & customs section – if you’re visiting Ukraine for the purpose of commissioning surrogacy arrangements you should consider the potential risks and challenges involved in pursuing international surrogacy and seek specialist legal advice on Ukrainian and UK laws prior to m…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 11:01am -
  • newMorocco
    Latest update: Safety and security section - demonstrations have taken place since October 2016 in northern Morocco, mainly around the town of Al Hoceima; there have been some reports of limited violence during these protests; there have also been a number of smaller protests in other cities; these…
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:07am -
  • newGreece
    Latest update: Summary - flights and ferry services are being significantly disrupted as a result of the earthquake.
    - 7 hours ago, 21 Jul 17, 7:40am -
  • newTurkey
    Latest Update: Summary - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 occurred off the coast of Bodrum on 21 July 2017. You should be aware of the possibility of aftershocks, and follow the advice of the local authorities and/or your tour operator. This page will be updated as the situation dev…
    - 15 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:43pm -
  • newPeru
    Latest Update: Summary - A State of Emergency has been declared in the districts of Juliaca in Puno, the districts of Wanchaq, San Sebastián, Cusco, Machupicchu and Ollantaytambo in Cusco in order to protect tourists visiting areas affected by strikes
    - 17 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:40pm -
  • newNetherlands
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information on possible terror threat to Scotland v’s England football match on 19 July; Entry requirements section (Travelling with children) – Dutch border authorities have strengthened their precautions against child abduction; parents travelling in sole…
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Jul 17, 4:20pm -
  • The Occupied Palestinian Territories
    Latest update: Summary – the FCO advise against all travel to the Old City of Jerusalem from 21 July to sunrise on 22 July 2017; two Israeli police officers were fatally shot in a terrorist attack at Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount on 14 July; following this the site was closed for two days and reope…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jul 17, 2:36pm -
  • Israel
    Latest update: Summary – the FCO advise against all travel to the Old City of Jerusalem from 21 July to sunrise on 22 July 2017; two Israeli police officers were fatally shot in a terrorist attack at Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount on 14 July; following this the site was closed for two days and reope…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jul 17, 2:33pm -
  • Bahrain
    Safety & security section (Demonstrations) - planned demonstrations on 21 July 2017
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jul 17, 12:15pm -
  • Bulgaria
    Latest update: Summary – this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:49am -
  • Russia
    Latest update: editorial amendments throughout
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jul 17, 10:42am -
  • Pakistan
    Latest update: Summary – restrictions on British High Commission staff travel to Lahore have been lifted
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 4:32pm -
  • Jordan
    Latest update: Summary – following recent tensions in Jerusalem, larger than usual demonstrations are expected particularly after Friday prayers in downtown Amman and potentially elsewhere across the country; there are heightened tensions following a conviction for the murder of three American so…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 3:56pm -
  • Saudi Arabia
    Latest update: Terrorism section – on 13 July 2017, one Border Guard officer was shot dead and one officer injured in Qatif
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 1:32pm -
  • Australia
    Latest update: Summary & Entry requirements section – if you’re on a working holiday visa, you should be aware of your rights as employees in Australia and how to report any concerns about unfair or unlawful treatment
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:38pm -
  • Timor-Leste
    Latest update: Summary – parliamentary elections will be held on 22 July 2017; you should avoid rallies, demonstrations and protests
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 9:46am -
  • Montenegro
    Natural Disasters section: Forest fires
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 6:23pm -
  • Egypt
    Summary - update on the knife attack in Hurghada on 14 July 2017
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 4:18pm -
  • Italy
    Summary - there are reports of wild fires across Italy; some areas have been evacuated; for real time information on the status of forest fires, visit the website of the Civil Protection Department
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:10pm -

Travel Alerts & Warnings

  • 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, the activities of armed groups, and violent crime.We urge U.S. citizens who are in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citizens in…
    - 56 days ago, 26 May 17, 10:05pm -
  • Haiti Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Haiti due to its current security environment and lack of adequate medical facilities and response, especially in the areas of Petionville and the storm-damaged southern peninsula departments of Grand Anse an…
    - 60 days ago, 23 May 17, 2:03am -
  • 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 12, 2017.Consular services provided by the American Embassy in Islamabad, the Consulate General in Karachi, and the Consulate General in Lahore are oft…
    - 60 days ago, 22 May 17, 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 updated this Travel Warning in October 2016 to reflect concerns regarding detentions of U.S. citizens by a…
    - 72 days ago, 10 May 17, 9:24pm -
  • North Korea Travel Warning
    The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens not to travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).The Department of State strongly warns U.S. citizens not to travel to North Korea/the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). U.S. citizens in the DPRK are at…
    - 73 days ago, 9 May 17, 11:40pm -
  • 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 certain mountainous areas in the country’s west, due to the threat of terrorism. This replaces the Travel Warning issued September 29, 2016. The U.S. Department of State war…
    - 80 days ago, 2 May 17, 2:45pm -
  • Europe Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (…
    - 81 days ago, 1 May 17, 2:25pm -
  • Peru Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the damage caused by the flooding and landslides in several regions of Peru.The State of Emergency issued by the Government of Peru remains in effect.  This Travel Alert expires on May 31, 2017.The City of Cusco, the archaeological site of Machu Picchu a…
    - 87 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 2:25pm -
  • 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.The security situation remains complex in Israel and the West Bank and can change quickly depending on the political environment, recent events, and particular geographic location. U.S.…
    - 11 Apr 17, 9:27pm -
  • Niger Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger due to terrorist activity, kidnappings and high crime.The Department recommends U.S. citizens avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, Diffa region and Lake Chad Basin area because…
    - 11 Apr 17, 8:56pm -
  • Kenya Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Kenya that general elections are scheduled for August 8, 2017.Candidate selection for national and county offices will take place throughout the country in April, followed by nationwide campaigning. This Travel Alert expires on Au…
    - 6 Apr 17, 2:25pm -
  • 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 but essential travel to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable. Very poor trans…
    - 5 Apr 17, 9:35pm -
  • Sudan Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens not to travel to Sudan.U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the Darfur region, Blue Nile, and Southern Kordofan states and consider carefully before planning travel to other areas of Sudan due to the risks of terrorism, armed conflict and violent…
    - 30 Mar 17, 9:58pm -
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to the DRC.Very poor transportation infrastructure throughout the country and poor security conditions in eastern DRC make it difficult for the U.S. Embassy to provide consular services anywhere outside of Kinshasa.  All U.S. c…
    - 30 Mar 17, 3:31am -
  • Saudi Arabia Travel Warning
    The State Department warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Saudi Arabia due to continuing threats from terrorist groups.Furthermore, violence in Yemen has spilled over into Saudi Arabia on a number of occasions. This warning supersedes the Travel Warning issued July 27, 20…
    - 30 Mar 17, 2:58am -
  • Turkey Travel Warning
    U.S. citizens are warned of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey.Carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey at this time, and avoid travel to southeast Turkey due to the persistent threat of terrorism.  On March 27, the Department of State terminated its October 29, 2016, decision…
    - 28 Mar 17, 2:45pm -
  • Mauritania Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to far eastern Mauritania due to the activities of terrorist groups which are active in the neighboring regions of Mali including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and those which pose a threat in the greater Sub-Saharan region, such…
    - 23 Mar 17, 2:39am -
  • Cameroon Travel Warning
    The State Department warns U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the North and Far North Regions and parts of the East and Adamawa Regions of Cameroon because of terrorist threats and the risk of violent crime.The U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services in remote and rural areas of Came…
    - 22 Mar 17, 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…
    - 22 Mar 17, 9:32pm -
  • 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 October 5, 2016.Travel to all areas of Afghanistan remains unsafe due to the ongoing risk of…
    - 22 Mar 17, 1:55am -
  • Eritrea Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea.The Government of Eritrea restricts the travel of all foreign nationals in the country, including U.S. diplomats. These restrictions make it difficult for the U.S. Embassy to provide emergency consular services to U.S…
    - 22 Feb 17, 5:12am -
  • 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, especially near Lebanon’s borders with Syria and Israel.U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should be aware of the risks of rema…
    - 15 Feb 17, 7:03pm -
  • El Salvador Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to El Salvador due to the high rates of crime and violence.El Salvador has one of the highest homicide levels in the world and crimes such as extortion, assault and robbery are common. This replaces the Travel Warn…
    - 15 Feb 17, 4:42am -
  • 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 July 6, 2016.U.S. citizens in Iraq are at high ri…
    - 31 Jan 17, 10:46pm -
  • 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.On July 26, 2014, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff outside of the country because of violence between Libyan m…
    - 28 Jan 17, 12:54am -
  • Honduras Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to the Department of Gracias a Dios in Honduras.In addition, the greater urban areas of San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa, and La Ceiba have notably high crime and violence rates. This replaces the Honduras Travel Warnin…
    - 24 Jan 17, 3:03am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 11 Jan 17, 4:58pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 4 Jan 17, 10:02pm -
  • 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…
    - 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,…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 7 Dec 16, 4:42am -
  • 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…
    - 15 Nov 16, 5:02am -
  • 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…
    - 4 Nov 16, 9:23pm -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -