The majority of travel advice issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) over the past week has involved the electronics ban on flights to the UK and USA from certain countries. Please note that to avoid repetition, we have not featured each country separately. For further details of the items and airports affected, please refer to this guide.
Please note that last week's attack on Westminster is not included in FCO notifications as these cover countries outside of the UK.
27-03-2017 14:28 PM GMT
|Health section – cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Samoa; you should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.|
|USA||27-03-2017 09:07 AM GMT||
The US government has implemented additional security measures for flights departing to the US from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates; you can find further details on the US Department for Homeland Security website; if you need more information about how this may affect your flight, contact your airline or travel company.
27-03-2017 00:26 AM GMT
|Tropical Cyclone Debbie is forecast to cross the Queensland coast on 28 March 2017|
26-03-2017 10:51 AM GMT
There is an ongoing security incident in the Shibbari area of Sylhet in north-eastern Bangladesh in which there have been casualties. You should avoid the area and follow the advice of local authorities.
|Tunisia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan & Egypt||
26-03-2017 00:38 AM GMT
Advice issued for all 6 countries regarding the recent electronics ban:
There’s a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation; the UK government has implemented additional security measures in several countries... but direct flights continue to depart to the UK from (these countries).; you should co-operate fully with security officials; information and advice about how this may affect your flight, including if you’re transiting through Tunisia on the way to the UK
|Brazil||24-03-2017 17:38 PM GMT||
Safety and security section (Crime) – a number of tourists in Rio de Janeiro have reported robberies on the walking trail to the Christ the Redeemer statue; be particularly vigilant and never resist attackers.
23-03-2017 14:31 PM GMT
Safety & security section (Political situation) – there has been increased fighting in Tripoli, as well as the ‘oil crescent’ around Ras Lanuf and Sidra and in the eastern city of Benghazi; hostilities can escalate quickly into heavy fighting and the situation is likely to remain unpredictable.
22-03-2017 15:58 PM GMT
Safety and security section (Road travel) - self-driving in Tanzania can be challenging; consider using taxis instead; if you plan to drive yourself during a visit to Tanzania, you’ll need your UK licence and an International Driving Permit; to drive in Zanzibar you’ll need your UK licence and a local Zanzibar driving permit (which you can get through your hire car company).
|Slovenia||22-03-2017 14:34 PM GMT||
Safety and security section (Road travel) – if you drive on Slovenian motorways, you must buy and display a “vignette” on the windscreen; they’re available for weekly, monthly or yearly periods, and can be purchased at petrol stations and DARS (the Slovenian Motorway Company.
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.
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