Travel Safety Round-Up: 18/11/2019

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its pages for European destinations, reminding travellers that there will be extra security in place over the festive season – especially at Christmas markets and events. You’ll find this and all other recent updates in our summary below.

Wherever you go for the holidays, make sure you have all the relevant information and appropriate travel insurance – including cover for acts of terrorism*.

 

Iran

Factual update about current sporadic protests in towns and cities across Iran.

17/11/2019

Pakistan

Uupdate to information on the political protest.

15/11/2019

Georgia

Update on information and advice about demonstrations outside the Parliament building in Tbilisi and in other major cities.

15/11/2019

Chile

Update to information on demonstrations.

Information on cities where incidents of looting and clashes have been reported.

15/11/2019

Italy

Natural disasters section (Flooding) and summary – addition of information and advice on flooding in the city of Venice and forecasts for further severe weather from 15 November.

15/11/2019

Montserrat

Health – addition of information on dengue fever cases in Montserrat.

15/11/2019

Colombia

Addition of information and advice about a general strike called for 21 November.

14/11/2019

China

Health section – addition of information about an outbreak of pneumonic plague in the Inner Mongolia region of China.

14/11/2019

Tanzania

Information and advice about local elections which are due to take place on 24 November.

14/11/2019

Kenya

Safety and security section (Air travel) and summary – updated information and advice on Silverstone Air Services.

13/11/2019

Hong Kong

There have been clashes around a number of universities; with a particular focus at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Sha Tin (New Territories); if you are in an area where demonstrations are taking place, you should remain vigilant and move away quickly to a safe place.

13/11/2019

Indonesia

Terrorism section – updated information to reflect a suicide bomb attack against police headquarters in Medan, Sumatra, on 13 November 2019.

Local laws and customs – addition of information on the use of Sharia Law in Aceh province.

13/11/2019

Various (Europe)

Addition of information and advice about markets and events over the Christmas and New Year period.

12/11/2019

Thailand

Terrorism section – addition of information on attacks in areas of Thailand’s southernmost provinces, where the FCO continue to advise against all but essential travel.

12/11/2019

India

Health section and summary – updated information on air pollution.

12/11/2019

Israel

On 12 November 2019 a number of rockets were launched from Gaza. An emergency situation has been declared in Southern Israel. You should keep up to date with the news and this travel advice while travelling.

12/11/2019

Bolivia

Change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Bolivia.

Updated information and advice on the uncertain political and security situation across the country.

11/11/2019

Australia

Several bushfires are currently burning across Northern New South Wales extending into the Sunshine Coast region in Queensland, with many residents advised to evacuate; the New South Wales Rural Fire Service have advised the Greater Sydney and Greater Hunter regions will experience catastrophic fire danger on Tuesday 12 November; if you’re in or near an affected area, stay safe and follow the advice of local authorities; in the event of emergency, always dial Triple Zero (000)

11/11/2019

Sri Lanka

Entry requirements section (Visas) – editorial amendments to information on online visas.

Factual update on Sri Lankan presidential election on 16 November.

8/11/2019

Papua New Guinea

Natural disasters (Volcanoes) – factual update on recent volcanic activity.

7/11/2019

Uzbekhistan & Tajikistan

Safety and security section, Terrorism section and summary – addition of information and advice following an armed attack on a Tajik security checkpoint on the Tajik/Uzbek border on 6 November 2019.

6/11/2019

Iraq

Safety and security (Basra, Curfews) section and Summary – factual update on protests and curfews in Baghdad since October.

6/11/2019

Rwanda

Safety and security (Local travel, Gorilla trekking) and Summary – factual update on the security situation near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi.

6/11/2019

Jordan

The British Embassy is in contact with local authorities and urgently seeking further information following reports of an ongoing incident at the Roman city of Jerash, with a number of casualties.

6/11/2019

Lebanon

Updated information and advice on ongoing protests in Beirut and across the country since 17 October; Safety and security section (Political situation) – editorial amendments.

5/11/2019

 

If you’re concerned about terrorism affecting your travel plans, you can top up your travel insurance to cover terrorism – from only £5.17 per person!**

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. 

 

 

*Please read our Policy Wording for full details of cover provided by Safe Journey – including the option to cancel if there’s an act of terrorism within 40 miles of your route or accommodation, up to 6 weeks prior to your departure – as well as terms, conditions and exclusions.

**£5.17 per person applies to a single trip of up to 8 days – whether you’re travelling locally or internationally. Single trip cover is available for trips of up to 180 days continuous travel, worldwide (£53.73 pp). Annual Multi-Trip cover is also available from £15.66 per person.

 

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  • Travel delays caused by acts of terrorism are covered.
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