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Travel Alerts: 9 December 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

New Zealand

Addition of information and advice following the eruption of the Whakaari / White Island volcano on 9 December

9/12/2019

France

Update on industrial action across France which started on Thursday 5 December and will continue over the weekend of 7/8 December and into the following week.

6/12/2019

Hong Kong

Factual update on a march planned for 8 December.

6/12/2019

Mozambique

Change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel on the EN1 between Inchope and the town of Gorongoza and the EN6 between Tica and Inchop.

Natural disasters section and Summary – editorial amendments to existing information on tropical cyclones.

6/12/2019

South Africa

Summary – addition of information on potential changes to South African Airways timetable.

5/12/2019

Colombia

Factual update on strikes and protests throughout Colombia since 21 November

4/12/2019

Albania

Natural disasters section and Summary – factual update on earthquakes in western Albania on 26 November.

4/12/2019

Dominica

Factual update on reports of road blocks around Douglas Charles Airport

4/12/2019

Fiji

Health – updated information and advice on measle.

Safety and security (Road travel) – factual update on road conditions in Fiji

4/12/2019

Tanzania

Safety and security (Mozambique border) – factual update on cross-border tension.

Entry requirements (Visas) – factual update on obtaining e-visas.

3/12/2019

Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri has made land fall in Northern Luzon and is expected to continue to affect the Philippines until 4 December. You should monitor local media and the Philippines Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for the latest updates.

Terrorism (Kidnapping) – addition of factual information about recent kidnapping of British nationals in Western Mindanao.

3/12/2019

Germany

Terrorism section – editorial review of information about the threat from terrorism in Germany.

2/12/2019

Bolivia

The FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to Bolivia; updated information and advice on the political and security situation and travel across the country.

2/12/2019

Netherlands & Belgium

Addition of information on the likely disruption of Eurostar rail services between 5 December and 8 December (inclusive).

30/11/2019

Netherlands

Ongoing police search in The Hague following an attack in the city on the evening of 29 November.

30/11/2019

Chile

Addition of information on recommendations by the Chilean government to avoid Plaza Baquedano / Plaza Italia and Valparaiso city.

28/11/2019

Lesotho & Eswatini

Factual update on consular support.

27/11/2019

USA

Addition of information and advice on disruption to travel caused by heavy snow.

27/11/2019

Peru

Health – addition of information and advice on dengue fever

27/11/2019

 

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You can also add Extra Peace Of Mind* to our non-cruise policies. This adds a range of benefits, including cover for up to £1,500 for Catastrophe; (cancellation or curtailment in case of fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, tsunami, volcanic eruption, landslide, avalanche, hurricane, cyclone or storm); on top of your elected cancellation/curtailment limit and it also covers cancellation if there’s an act of terrorism within 40 miles of your destination, up to 6 weeks before you depart, thus allowing you to be “disinclined to travel”.

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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