Make every journey safer with this week's summary of the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
|Russia||24-04-2017 14:40 PM GMT||
Entry requirements section - access to certain sensitive areas within the Russian Federation such as military and border zones is restricted for foreign nationals; you must get permission from the local authorities before entering these areas.
|Israel||24-04-2017 09:35 AM GMT||
On 23 April 2017 there was a stabbing incident near Atarim Square in central Tel Aviv; 4 Israeli nationals were injured
|Venezuela||21-04-2017 19:50 PM GMT||
There have been regular large political demonstrations and protests in Caracas and other cities during April 2017, which have led to arrests, injuries, and deaths. You should remain vigilant and informed, and avoid protests and demonstrations, which can turn violent with little warning. The authorities often use tear gas and buckshot to disperse protests.
21-04-2017 16:04 PM GMT
The FCO no longer advise against travel to the Danakil desert area, north of the Mille-Djibouti and Mille-Chifra roads, and east of the towns of Bere-Ale, Shehet, Didigsala and Chifra; if you are planning to travel there, you should travel as part of an organised group and be aware of the risk of excessive heat and the difficult terrain in some areas, notably around the volcano of Erta Ale; facilities are basic in Danakil; there’s no running water and medical facilities are limited
|Spain||21-04-2017 11:29 AM GMT||
There have been reports of an increase in holidaymakers being encouraged to submit a claim for personal injury if they have experienced gastric illness during their stay; you can find more information about the action you can take if you have suffered a personal injury on the Citizens Advice website; you should only consider pursuing a complaint or claim if you have genuinely suffered from injury or illness; if you make a false or fraudulent claim, you may face legal proceedings in the UK or Spain.
21-04-2017 09:19 AM GMT
The incident on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on the evening of 20 April 2017 is now over; if you’re in the area you should continue to follow the advice of the local authorities.
21-04-2017 08:33 AM GMT
Due to unexpected severe winter weather conditions, the international airport in Chisinau is currently closed; the local authorities in Chisinau have declared a general emergency and advised everyone to stay at home due to the severe conditions; you should follow and monitor the local authorities' advice
20-04-2017 16:17 PM GMT
The Pakistani authorities are investigating reports of planning for a potential terrorist attack at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad and have increased security at the airport; you may encounter further security checks while using the airport; you should exercise caution, be extra vigilant and keep a low profile.
|Greece||20-04-2017 13:24 PM GMT||
A small explosive device detonated in central Athens on 19 April 2017 causing minor damage but no injuries.
19-04-2017 20:55 PM GMT
Colombia is currently in its rainy season. There have been heavy rains in Antioquia and previously in the south-west of Colombia, causing flooding, landslides and mudslides
Remember that this information is subject to change at any time.
There have been notifications for dozens of destinations indicating that there has been a change in the way the threat of terrorism is evaluated by the UK Government, but that the assessment of those countries' threat levels has not changed. We will update the list with any that do change, but you should also check FCO advice for your specific destination - before you book and before you travel.
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