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Travel Alerts: 28/10/2019

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is one of the best sources of information when it comes to travel, and recent important updates have included changes to advice against travel.

Use our latest summary of FCO notifications for a quick catch-up on what’s happening around the world, and find out if your next holiday could be affected.

 

Country

Alert

Date Issued

USA

Update on a statewide state of emergency in California, declared on Sunday 27 October.

A number of wildfires are currently burning across California. Critical and extreme threats are likely to persist in north-central and southern California through midweek.

28/10/2019

Chile

Factual update on large demonstrations expected in Santiago and other cities in the run-up to, and during, the weekend.

25/10/2019

Bolivia

Summary and Safety and security section (Political situation) – factual update on political demonstrations following presidential elections on 20 October 2019

25/10/2019

India

Update on severe weather expected in Goa over the next few days

25/10/2019

Madagascar

Entry requirements section (Visas) – addition of link to the Malagasy e-visa website for visa applications before travel.

25/10/2019

Norway

Terrorism section and Summary – updated factual information on an arrest on 10 August 2019

Entry requirements section (Visas) – addition of link to Norwegian Directorate of Immigration website.

24/10/2019

Jamaica

Factual update on States of Emergency and Zones of Special Operations.

24/10/2019

Spain

Addition of information on severe rain and thunderstorms and updated factual information on protests in Catalonia.

23/10/2019

Ecuador

The FCO no longer advise against travel to Ecuador (except for areas specified in the vicinity of the border with Colombia); updated information on the situation following widespread demonstrations and disruption in early October.

23/10/2019

Myanmar

The FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to the town of Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Region; information and advice reviewed and updated across all sections.

22/10/2019

Turkey

Entry requirements (Visas) – updated facutual information on e-Visa costs.

22/10/2019

Egypt

The FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel by air to/from Sharm el Sheikh.

Summary – addition of information on the lifting of restrictions on flights between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh.

22/10/2019

Indonesia

Terrorism – editorial amendments on the threat of terrorism during holiday periods, local elections, presidential inaugurations and annual Independence Day celebrations.

21/10/2019

South Africa

Entry requirements section (Travelling with children (under 18)) – factual update on consent letter requirements for school tours.

21/10/2019

Mexico

Entry requirements (Customs and border control) – addition of information and advice on declaring goods.

18/10/2019

Hong Kong

Safety and Security (Political situation), (Crime) – factual update on the use of petrol bombs and Molotov cocktails in recent protests; factual update on a small explosion in the Mong Kok area of Kowloon on 14 October 2019

16/10/2019

Vietnam

Health section and Summary – updated information and advice after authorities in Hanoi confirmed that hazardous chemicals have been identified in tap water in parts of the city and surrounding areas following a chemical spill.

16/10/2019

Ecuador

In light of nationwide disruption and demonstrations since 3 October, the FCO now advises against all but essential travel to Ecuador (excluding the Galapagos Islands). Government curfew in Quito and neighbouring valleys (implemented on 12 October) was lifted on 14 October, however the State of Emergency remains in place till 3 November.

16/10/2019

Tunisia

Safety and security (Political situation) and Terrorism – updated information on elections and recent attack in Zarzouna.

15/10/2019

 

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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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