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Travel Safety Round-Up: 25/2/2019

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This week’s summary of advice and updates from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) includes updated information for Brexit. 

 

Country Date  
     
Bangladesh 24 Feb 2019

Chattogram airport has now re-opened following the earlier security incident. Some travel disruption is still possible. You should monitor airport information for updates.

Nigeria 24 Feb 2019 Updated information and advice on the elections held on 23 February, including potential continuing travel restrictions.
Bangladesh 24 Feb 2019

Reports of an attack on a party including European journalists at Kutupalong camp in Ukhia on 21 February.

Ecuador 22 Feb 2019

Earthquake of 7.6 magnitude struck in Morona Santiago province in the Amazon region on Friday 22 Febraury 2019.

North Macedonia 22 Feb 2019

Terrorism section – addition of information about raids carried out by authorities in the Republic of North Macedonia on 15 February.

Venezuela 22 Feb 2019

Addition of information on the temporary closure by the de facto Venezuelan authorities of the land border with Brazil.

Algeria 22 Feb 2019

Safety and security section (Political situation) – addition of information on presidential elections to be held on 18 April 2019; more political gatherings and demonstrations are expected in the run up to and around the elections.

Niger 22 Feb 2019

Safety and security section (Local travel) – addition of information on the state of emergency in the urban municipality of Tillabéri, which came into effect on 13 February;

Safety and security section (Road travel) – addition of information on International Driving Permit changes from 28 March 2019

Venezuela 22 Feb 2019

Safety and security section (Political situation and Air travel) and summary – addition of information and advice following the closure of the borders with Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao by Venezuelan authorities; updated information and advice about potential travel disruption during and ahead of demonstrations in Venezuela.

Pakistan 21 Feb 2019

Safety and security section (Road travel) – addition of information about International Driving Permits.

Malaysia 21 Feb 2019

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed in full with amendments in several sections;

Safety and security section (Road travel) – updated information on driving licence requirements;

Entry requirements section (Visas) – addition of advice on getting an entry stamp if travelling between Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia;

Local laws and customs section – update to information on urine tests if suspected of using drugs.

Peru 21 Feb 2019

Safety and security section (Crime) – addition of information and advice following recent reports of robberies in and around luxury lodges near the city of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios region;

Safety and security section (Road travel) – updated information if using an International Driving Permit in Peru.

Sudan 21 Feb 2019

Safety and security section (Local travel) and summary – updated information reflecting extension of state of emergency in states of Kassala and North Kordofan until 20 June 2019; Health section – update to information on Chikungunya outbreak.

Nigeria 21 Feb 2019

Updated information and advice on upcoming elections on 23 February and 9 March, including about travel restrictions on election day.

Chile 20 Feb 2019

Addition of information and advice about heavy rains in northern Chile since the beginning of February, which are forecast to continue until the end of the month and have caused severe flooding and landslides in some areas.

If you’re travelling in Chile, you should keep up to date with weather forecasts, monitor local media and follow advice from local authorities, including the National Tourism Service.

Tunisia 19 Feb 2019

Terrorism section and summary – addition of information on the extension of the state of emergency.

Europe 19 Feb 2019

Entry requirements section (Passport validity) – updated information and link to HM Passport Office tool to check passport validity for travel to Europe if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

Mozambique 18 Feb 2019

The FCO now advise against all but essential travel to the districts of Nangade, Quissanga and Ibo in Cabo Delgado province; Terrorism section and summary – addition of information on the recent increase in attacks by groups with links to Islamic extremism.

Jordan 17 Feb 2019

Due to an ongoing incident in in the Anjara and Ajlun areas we urge caution in visiting this part of Jordan. Anyone already in this area should follow the advice of the local authorities.

Nigeria 16 Feb 2019

Presidential and National Assembly elections, due to take place in Nigeria on 16 February 2019, have been delayed a week until 23 February. The Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections, due on 2 March, have also been delayed by a week until 9 March. You should continue to avoid rallies, public gatherings and demonstrations, and monitor local media.

India 15 Feb 2019

Safety and Security – On 14 February 2019 a terrorist attack took place in Kashmir targeting Indian security forces on the highway between Jammu and Srinagar, with many killed and injured.

Burkina Faso 14 Feb 2019

Change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise against all travel to the Sahel and Est regions in full, and to the Koulpélogo province in Centre-Est region.

Terrorism section (Kidnap) – update to information about the threat of kidnap and information about recent kidnap incidents in eastern Burkina Faso.

Entry requirements section (Visas) – update on applying for a visa from the UK.

Haiti 13 Feb 2019

Change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Haiti due to the current unstable and dangerous security situation.

Jamaica 12 Feb 2019

Revised information on Zones of Special Operations.

Addition of information; since 9 November, Fly Jamaica has not been listed by the Norman Manley International Airport for arrivals and departures; you should make alternative arrangements until further information is available.

     

 

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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