Travel Safety Round-Up: 9/4/2018

As always, we’ve read through all email notifications issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office over the past week, and put the highlights into a handy summary to help you make informed travel decisions. 

 

Country Date  
     
Fiji 9 April 2018; 3:48am

Weather system TD 13F has become Tropical Cyclone Keni, forecast to pass to the south of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, bringing heavy rain and high winds. Avoid travel in low-lying areas and on flooded roads. Flights into and out of Fiji will be disrupted.

Germany 7 April 2018; 6:16pm

Incident in Munster 

Ecuador 6 April 2018; 10:20pm

Safety and security (local travel) and terrorism sections updated following the detonation of a home-made explosive near the town of Viche in the Esmeraldas province on 4 April.

Cameroon 6 April 2018; 3:32pm

Summary and Terrrorism section – updated guidance on the threat from terrorism; terrorist groups; and the threat of kidnapping.

Philippines 6 April 2018; 12:24pm

Addition of information on Boracay Island; the island will be closed to tourists from 26 April 2018 for 6 months for environmental rehabilitation.

Turkey 6 April 2018; 10:08am Updated travel advice for Hatay province
Chad 5 April 2018; 3:56pm

Terrorism section – updated guidance on the threat from terrorism; terrorist groups; and the threat of kidnapping.

Argentina 5 April 2018; 1:06pm

Safety and security section (Crime) – updated information on the use of registered radio taxis.

United Arab Emirates 5 April 2018; 11:18am

Entry requirements section (UK emergency travel documents) – UK emergency travel documents are accepted as valid for entry, exit and transit.

Kyrgyzstan 5 April 2018; 945am

Safety and security section (Political situation) – addition of information on recent handover of presidential power.

Tunisia 4 April 2018; 2:56pm Terrorism section – addition to list of recent incidents.
Montenegro 4 April 2018; 1:52pm

additional information on criminal attacks in Podgorica on 29 and 31 March.

Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Mauritania 3 April 2018; 5:13pm

Terrorism (Kidnap) – updated guidance on the threat of kidnap.

Kosovo 3 April 2018; 3:17pm

Summary and Terrorism – change to advice; terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks, rather than very likely to try to carry out attacks.

Macedonia 3 April 2018; 3:14pm

Summary and Terrorism: change to advice; terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks, rather than very likely to try to carry out attacks.

 

Remember that this information is subject to change at any time, so it’s a good idea to check the FCO website and local news for your travel route and destination before you book – and before you depart. 

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