Travel Safety Round-Up: 11/6/2018

Looking for extra peace of mind? Start with the latest travel safety information, and make sure you have appropriate travel insurance – including cover for acts of terrorism, often excluded or limited  in standard policies.

This week’s summary of advice and updates from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) includes important information about entry requirements, demonstrations, and terrorism.

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Country Date  
     
Singapore 8 June 2018; 5:19pm

Addition of information on the US/North Korea Summit on 12 June 2018

Tanzania 8 June 2018; 1:59pm 

Safety and security section (Crime) – additional information on the use of taxis; don’t use unlicensed taxis; if possible arrange a taxi through a reputable establishment and ask to see the driver’s ID.

Mozambique 8 June 2018; 9:56am

Terrorism section and summary – updated information on the threat from terrorism, reflecting an increased threat.

Mauritius 8 June 2018; 9:50am

Local laws and customs section – updated information on disruption of the 2018 LGBT Pride march in Port Louis.

India 7 June 2018; 12:16pm

Natural disasters section (Monsoons) – additional information on the monsoon season.

Bangladesh 7 June 2018; 10:31am

Safety and security section (Political violence) – addition of information on major anti drugs and alcohol operations by Bangladesh police.

Jordan 7 June 2018; 9:34am

Updated information on an increased risk of demonstrations in both Amman and other towns and cities; you should avoid political gatherings and demonstrations which can arise at short notice, often in downtown Amman and the centres of other towns and cities after Friday midday prayers.

Thailand 6 June 2018; 6:13pm

Additional information; link to Living in Thailand guidance; Local laws and customs section – the British Embassy in Bangkok has produced a short video on Facebook and Twitter about some important things to be aware of when living or travelling in Thailand.

Jamaica 6 June 2018; 2:47pm

Safety and security section (Crime) and summary – updated information to reflect extension of state of emergency in the parish of St James and St Catherine North State.

Entry requirements section (Customs regulations) – addition of information on import of currency.

Australia 6 June 2018; 10:57am

Terrorism section and summary – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism, reflecting a reduced threat.

Guatemala 5 June 2018; 11:21pm

Volcano Fuego is going through a period of increased activity, which may cause further travel disruption. Visitors are advised to follow the advice of local authorities.

Niger 5 June 2018; 3:38pm

Terrorism section – factual update on recent attacks; on 4 June 2018 3 suicide bombers killed at least 9 people during attacks in Diffa city.

Ethiopia 5 June 2018; 1:49pm

updated information on the State of Emergency, which was lifted on 5 June.

 

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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