Travel Safety Round-Up: 18/6/2018

Information is a great way to get extra peace of mind – start with the latest advice and updates from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in this week’s summary.

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Japan 18 June 2018; 3:28am

An earthquake of approximately magnitude 5.9 on the Richter scale occurred in the morning on 18 June 2018 in Osaka Prefecture and was felt in the wider Kansai region.

There is currently some disruption to the rail network in the Kansai area, and the Japan Meteorological Agency have said that there is a continued risk of aftershocks. British nationals in the affected areas should follow the advice of the local authorities, be aware of the risk of aftershocks and monitor local news for updates.

Russia 15 June 2018; 2:14pm Safety and security section (Political situation) – updated information on regulations for protests.
Madagascar 15 June 2018; 11:11am

Safety and security section (Antananarivo) – factual update; on 7 June, criminals placed a homemade explosive device inside Galerie Smart in Tanjombato.

Lithuania 15 June 2018; 9:28am

Addition of information for fans travelling to Kaliningrad via Lithuania for the England vs Belgium FIFA World Cup match on 28 June.

Mozambique 14 June 2018; 4:05pm

Addition of information to advice against all but essential travel; this advice does not apply to islands off the coast of Mozambique.

Mexico 14 June 2018; 3:18pm

Hurricane Bud in the Pacific is currently moving north and may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to the state of Baja California Sur and to the west coast of the country, including the states of Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit and Sinaloa.

Safety and security section (road travel) – additional information on driving restrictions; Local laws and customs section – addition of information on LOCATEL.

Tunisia 14 June 2018; 10:08am

Changes to some areas in southern and western Tunisia where the FCO advise against all but essential travel: the FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to the town of Jendouba, and some areas of southern Tunisia, including the towns of Médenine, Tataouine and Douz; however, the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to the Biq region (west of Ghardimaou) in Jendouba governorate.

Terrorism section and summary – addition of advice about the risks of travelling in more remote parts of the country.

Saudi Arabia 13 June 2018; 5:45pm

Safety and security section (Saudi Arabia-Yemen border) and summary – updated information on ballistic missiles that have periodically been fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen.

Niger 13 June 2018; 5:39pm

Terrorism section – factual update to risk of attacks.

Mali 13 June 2018; 5:09pm

Terrorism section – factual update to risk of attacks.

United Arab Emirates 13 June 2018; 3:54pm

Safety and security section (Political situation) – factual update on missiles.

Mozambique 12 June 2018; 1:25pm

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the districts of Palma, Mocimboa da Praia and Macomia in Cabo Delgado province.

Russia 11 June 2018; 5:35pm

Editorial changes highlighting the FCO’s ‘Be on the Ball’ travel and safety tips for fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

 

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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