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Travel Alerts: 26/11/2019

The festive season is almost here, but travel alerts aren’t taking a break. There are still plenty of notifications from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) regarding terrorism, health and safety, security, demonstrations, and many other things that could affect travel.

As always, we’ve summarised the updates most likely to affect British travellers:

 

Country

Alert

Date Issued

France

Addition of information and advice on planned protests and strikes on 27 November and 5 December.

25/11/2019

Vanuatu

Information and advice on Tropical Cyclone Rita.

25/11/2019

Colombia

Information about ongoing disruption following national strike on 21 November.

24/11/2019

Kenya

Terrorism section and summary – updated information relating to the threat of kidnap.

Safety and security section (Air travel) and summary – updated information and advice on Silverstone Air Services.

23/11/2019

Australia

Updated factual information on bush fires since November 2019.

22/11/2019

Finland

Addition of information and advice on strikes planned for Monday 25 November.

22/11/2019

Hong Kong

Addition of information and advice on District Council elections on 24 November.

Updated information and advice following violent protests at universities.

22/11/2019

British Virgin Islands

Entry requirements – update to departure tax information.

21/11/2019

Peru

Entry requirements section (Emergency Travel Documents) – updated information; holders of an Emergency Travel Document must also apply for the appropriate Peruvian visa to enter the country.

21/11/2019

South Africa

Addition of information on South African Airways cancelled flights, relaxed requirements for travelling with children under the age of 18 and scams targeted at British nationals.

21/11/2019

Sri Lanka

Factual update on the presidential elections which took place on 16 November 2019.

20/11/2019

India

Local laws and customs (E-cigarettes) – addition of information on the use of e-cigarettes in India.

Health section and summary – updated information on air pollution.

19/11/2019

Samoa

Health section and Summary – addition of information on a health emergency following several deaths linked to the ongoing measles outbreak.

18/11/2019

Austria

Addition of information on road closures following heavy rain and snowfall in Alpine areas.

18/11/2019

Qatar

Local laws and customs – addition of information on alcohol use, swearing, posting material online and homosexuality.

18/11/2019

Italy

Natural disasters section (Flooding) and summary – addition of information and advice on flooding in the city of Venice and forecasts for further severe weather from 15 November.

15/11/2019

Chile

Updated information on cities where incidents of looting and clashes have been reported.

14/11/2019

China

Addition of information about an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the Inner Mongolia region of China

14/11/2019

Indonesia

Terrorism section – updated information to reflect a suicide bomb attack against police headquarters in Medan, Sumatra, on 13 November 2019.

13/11/2019

Various - Europe

Addition of information and advice about events over the Christmas and New Year period.

12/11/2019

Thailand

Addition of information on attacks in areas of Thailand’s southernmost provinces, where the FCO continue to advise against all but essential travel.

12/11/2019

Israel

On 12 November 2019 a number of rockets were launched from Gaza. An emergency situation has been declared in Southern Israel. You should keep up to date with the news and this travel advice while travelling..

12/11/2019

Bolivia

Change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Bolivia; updated information and advice on the uncertain political and security situation across the country.

11/11/2019

 

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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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