Travel Safety Round-Up: 5/6/2017

 

It has been a sobering weekend, but London is standing strong. We won’t stay home, and we believe information is essential to improving travel safety.  To help you stay informed, here’s a summary of the latest advice and updates from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

 

Country Date  
     
 Russia

02-06-2017 14:43 PM GMT

Information and advice for football fans travelling to the FIFA Confederations Cup tournament; Entry requirements section (Registration) – from 1 June to 12 July 2017, all foreign nationals (even those staying for under 7 working days) will have to register within 24 hours of arriving in one of the four Confederations Cup cities – Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi; this registration is normally done by your hotel or guest house, but it’s your responsibility to check that it’s been done; you should book your accommodation in advance and check that your hotel has registered your stay.

 Indonesia 02-06-2017 14:29 PM GMT

Updated information and advice following the reopening of Kampung Melayu bus station in east Jakarta.

 Pakistan

02-06-2017 14:09 PM GMT

Updated information and advice about eating, drinking and smoking restrictions during the holy month of Ramadan.

 Fiji

02-06-2017 13:17 PM GMT

On 1 June 2017, the Fijian government issued a press release advising the public not to travel through Town Hall Road or near to the Suva Civic centre following the discovery of asbestos during nearby demolition works.

 Philippines

02-06-2017 09:42 AM GMT

Following a security incident at the Resorts World hotel in Pasay, Manila on 2 June 2017, you should avoid the immediate area of the incident and follow the advice of local authorities; Ninoy Aquino International Airport remains on ‘red alert’ status – you should be prepared for additional security measures or delays.

 Benin

01-06-2017 15:51 PM GMT

Safety and security section (Air travel) – updated information about the safety of air travel following the removal of Benin from the list of countries subject to an EU operating ban.

Read more about the EU operating ban and affected airlines here>>

 Nepal

01-06-2017 13:50 PM GMT

Local elections are taking place on 28 June 2017, including in the Terai region and the regions that border India.

 Bahrain

01-06-2017 13:37 PM GMT

 There were civil disturbances across the country following a security operation in the vicinity of Diraz on 23 May; there remains the possibility of further civil disturbances and protests; you should follow the advice of the local authorities and if you encounter a large demonstration, protest or any civil disturbances, leave the area immediately Safety & security section (Demonstrations) – information about planned demonstrations on 1 to 2 June.

 Nigeria

31-05-2017 15:49 PM GMT

Safety and security section (Air travel) – Med-View airline has been refused permission to operate services to the EU due to safety deficiencies; however, Med-View airline may continue to operate services to the EU using aircraft leased from other airlines.

Read more about the EU Air Safety List here>>

 Ethiopia

31-05-2017 15:08 PM GMT

Internet services have been down since 30 May; if you’re planning to travel to Ethiopia make alternative arrangements for keeping in touch with contacts inside or outside the country; mobile or landline phone services haven’t been affected; if you’re in Ethiopia and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +251 (0)11 617 0100; if you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Ethiopia, call 020 7008 1500

 Saudi Arabia

31-05-2017 14:18 PM GMT

On 29 May 2017, two police officers were injured by an improvised explosive device in Al-Awamiya.

 Morocco

31-05-2017 13:12 PM GMT

A series of demonstrations has taken place since October 2016 in northern Morocco, mainly around the town of Al Hoceima, but with other areas, including the cities of Tangier and Nador, also affected; there have been some reports of limited violence during these protests; as of 30 May 2017, the demonstrations are occurring on an almost daily basis; more demonstrations are planned and a heavy security presence remains in place.

 Afghanistan

31-05-2017 11:25 AM GMT

On 31 May 2017 at least 80 people were killed and several hundred injured in a large car bomb attack in an area of Kabul close to many foreign embassies.

 Kenya

31-05-2017 10:41 AM GMT

The Kenyan government introduced a curfew in Mandera County on 27 October 2016 for the hours 6:30pm to 6:30am; this was lifted on 26 May 2017 for the duration of the Holy Month of Ramadan; the security agencies have advised they will boost their operations in the area to provide support during this period.

     

 

Remember that this information can change in an instant, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the FCO website and local news reports before you book and before you travel. 

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