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Travel Alerts: 11/11/2019

Ready for your next holiday? The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is one of the best sources of information when it comes to travel – they can include anything from health and safety to visa information, political situation and terrorism.

Our latest summary of FCO notifications is a handy way to catch up on what’s happening around the world! Could your next holiday be affected?

 

Country

Alert

Date Issued

Australia

Several bushfires are currently burning across Northern New South Wales extending into the Sunshine Coast region in Queensland, with many residents advised to evacuate.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service have advised the Greater Sydney and Greater Hunter regions will experience catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday 12 November.

If you’re in or near an affected area, stay safe and follow the advice of local authorities; in the event of emergency, always dial Triple Zero (000)

11/11/2019

Bolivia

Important update on travel within Bolivia and to land borders.

10/11/2019

Sri Lanka

Entry requirements section (Visas) – editorial amendments to information on online visas.

Factual update on Sri Lankan presidential election on 16 November.

8/11/2019

Chile

Factual update on demonstrations and the risk of violence.

8/11/2019

India

Addition of information on cyclonic storm Bulbul.

8/11/2019

Indonesia

Local laws and customs – addition of information on the use of Sharia Law in Aceh province.

8/11/2019

Poland

Addition of information and advice about celebrations for Independence Day on 11 November.

8/11/2019

Cambodia

Factual update on the Water Festival taking place from 10 to 12 November 2019.

7/11/2019

Jordan

The British Embassy is in contact with local authorities and urgently seeking further information following reports of an ongoing incident at the Roman city of Jerash, with a number of casualties; if you’re in the area, you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities; this travel advice will be updated as the situation develops.

Terrorism – updated information on the threat of kidnap in Jordan.

6/11/2019

Peru

Safety and security – factual update on protests and demonstrations.

Entry Requirements (Visas) – additional information on airline requirements for travel to Peru.

4/11/2019

France

Addition of information on the first anniversary of the yellow vest movement on the weekend of 16 – 17 November.

1/11/2019

South Africa

Entry requirements section (UK Emergency Travel Documents) – updated infromation on the use of ETDs for entry, transit and exit from South Africa.

31/10/2019

USA

Updated information on wildfires in California.

Statewide state of emergency in California declared on Sunday 27 October

31/10/2019

Switzerland

Safety and security (Rail travel) – updated link for information about rail services.

31/10/2019

Kenya

Safety and security section (Air travel) and Summary – addition of information about an ongoing Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) audit inspection of Silverstone Air Servic.

29/10/2019

Qatar

Addition of link to guidance page for FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019.

28/10/2019

 

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You should always check the FCO’s website for updates about your route and destination before you travel to ensure you have all the latest information.

 

 

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