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Travel Alerts: 23 July 2019

Every day, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issues notifications regarding health and safety, natural catastrophes, advice against travel, warnings about political activity or demonstrations, strikes, and many other global events and updates that can affect us when we travel.

Below are some of the most recent notifications relating to potential travel destinations – but please note, this is not a complete list, and it’s always a good idea to check the FCO website for your destination before you book and before you depart.

 

Country

Alert

Date Issued

France

Addition of information and advice on extreme temperatures forecast across most of France in the week commencing 22 July

23/7/2019

Hong Kong

updated information and advice on current period of protests and demonstrations.

22/7/2019

Canada

Extremely hot weather is currently affecting areas of southern and eastern Canada; temperatures are set to peak over the weekend. Please see the Canadian Governments Weather Site for advice and information.

20/7/2019

USA

Extremely hot weather is currently affecting a large area of the mid west and east coast of the United States; temperatures are set to peak over the weekend. Please see the National Weather Service website for advice and information.

20/7/2019

Updated information on a state of emergency declared in Louisiana and a local flooding risk across several states following impact of Tropical Storm Barry on 12-14 July

15/7/2019

Egypt

On 20 July 2019, British Airways announced that it was suspending its flights to Cairo for seven days. If you are due to travel with British Airways, you should contact the airline on 0844 493 0787 for further information.

20/7/2019

Greece

A reported 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on 19 July in Magoula, Attica region, and was felt strongly in Athens; local authorities are responding; if you’re in the region you should follow the advice of local authorities; further information is available on the Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection website

19/7/2019

Dominica

Entry requirements section (Departure tax) – there is a departure tax for leaving Dominica; as of 1 April 2019 the amount increased to 86 East Caribbean Dollars; in most cases, the tax is included in the cost of your plane ticket, but you should check with your travel agent before travelling to confirm.

18/7/2019

Costa Rica

Latest update: Summary – update to information on disruption to local travel due to protests; check local traffic information before planning your journey.

18/7/2019

France

Revised information on protests linked to the yellow vest (gilets jaunes) movement.

17/7/2019

Nepal

Natural disasters section (Monsoon season) and summary – addition of information and advice on heavy rainfall in the southern belt of Nepal since 11 July.

15/7/2019

Ecuador

Safety and security section (Transport safety) – reports of robberies on interstate transport and at bus stations.

12/7/2019

Tunisia

Summary and Terrorism section – updated information on extension of state of emergency.

9/7/2019

Jamaica

Summary and Safety and security section (Crime) – The States of Emergency in the parishes of St James (which includes Montego Bay), Hanover and Westmoreland have been extended to 13 August 2019; a State of Emergency is also in place until 21 July in part of the Parish of St Andrew, which includes areas of Kingston.

9/7/2019

 

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