Travel Safety Round-Up: 3/12/2019

Terrorism, a typhoon, and train disruptions are a few of the important updates from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) this week.

Make your holiday journeys safer with solid planning/ That includes checking up on relevant information for your route and destination, and appropriate travel insurance – including cover for acts of terrorism*.

Philippines

Typhoon Kammuri has made land fall in Northern Luzon and is expected to continue to affect the Philippines until 4 December.

You should monitor local media and the Philippines Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for the latest updates.

Terrorism (Kidnapping) – addition of factual information about recent kidnapping of British nationals in Western Mindanao.

3/12/2019

Germany

Terrorism section – editorial review of information about the threat from terrorism in Germany.

2/12/2019

Cameroon

Safety and security (North West and South West (Anglophone) regions) – addition of information and advice following an incident involving a Camair Co aircraft on 1 December 2019.

2/12/2019

Bangladesh

Safety and security (Road travel, Rail travel, Sea and river travel) section – editorial amendments and addition of factual information on a recent train collision at Mandabhag station.

Summary and health section – addition of information on air pollution.

2/12/2019

Bolivia

The FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to Bolivia; updated information and advice on the political and security situation and travel across the country.

2/12/2019

Netherlands,

Ongoing police search in The Hague following an attack in the city on the evening of 29 November.

30/11/2019

Chile

Addition of information on recommendations by the Chilean government to avoid Plaza Baquedano / Plaza Italia and Valparaiso city.

29/11/2019

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Safety and security section and Summary – updated factual information and advice on the likelihood of demonstrations in Goma and elsewhere, including Kinshasa.

29/11/2019

Mozambique

Natural disasters section and Summary – factual update on a tropical storm forecast to make landfall in Cabo Delgado and Nampula Provinces on 4 December.

29/11/2019

Djibouti

Natural disasters – factual update on flooding in Djibouti in November 2019

29/11/2019

Nigeria

Safety and security section (Local travel) and summary – updated information about Islamic Movement of Nigeria protests in Abuja; removal of information about elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states and other previous demonstrations.

28/11/2019

Eswathini & Lesotho

Factual update on consular support.

27/11/2019

USA

Addition of information and advice on disruption to travel caused by heavy snow.

27/11/2019

Peru

Health – addition of information and advice on dengue fever.

27/11/2019

Netherlands, Belgium

Information on the likely disruption of Eurostar rail services between 5 December and 8 December (inclusive).

27/11/2019

France

Update on possible disruption on international rail services from 5 December 2019 due to strikes.

27/11/2019

Myanmar

Safety and security (Local travel – Shan State) – factual update on a landmine incident on 26 November.

27/11/2019

Albania

Natural disasters section and Summary – addition of factual information and advice following a series of earthquakes in western Albania on 26 November.

26/11/2019

Togo

Safety and security (Political situation) and Summary – factual update on the likelihood of political protests ahead of presidential elections in February 2020.

26/11/2019

Montserrat

Health – updated factual information and advice on dengue fever.

26/11/2019

Sierra Leone

Health – addition of information on an outbreak of Lassa fever.

25/11/2019

Vanuatu

Addition of information and advice on Tropical Cyclone Rita

25/11/2019

Kenya

Terrorism section and summary – updated information relating to the threat of kidnap.

23/11/2019

Samoa

Health section and Summary – addition of information and advice following a measles outbreak.

22/11/2019

Australia

Updated factual information on bush fires since November 2019.

22/11/2019

Colombia

Addition of information about possible future protests following 21 November’s national strike.

22/11/2019

Lebanon

Addition of information on access to currency.

22/11/2019

British Virgin Islands

Entry requirements – update to departure tax information.

21/11/2019

Peru

Entry requirements section (Emergency Travel Documents) – updated information; holders of an Emergency Travel Document must also apply for the appropriate Peruvian visa to enter the country.

21/11/2019

Dominica

Safety and security (Political situation) section and Summary – addition of information and advice on general elections.

21/11/2019

Guinea

Safety and security (Political situation) – factual update on demonstrations in Conakry and the regions of Guinea.

20/11/2019

Angola

Safety and security (Crime) section and Summary – addition of information and advice on withdrawing money from banks and ATMs.

19/11/2019

Haiti

Summary – update on consular provision in Haiti; Safety and security (Political situation) section – updated information on demonstrations.

19/11/2019

India

Local laws and customs (E-cigarettes) – addition of information on the use of e-cigarettes in India.

19/11/2019

Uganda

Health section and Summary – updated information on an outbreak of Ebola in the Kasese District from 29 August 2019 that was declared over on 28 October 2019.

18/11/2019

Hong Kong

Updated information and advice following violent protests at universities

18/11/2019

Qatar

Local laws and customs – addition of information on alcohol use, swearing, posting material online and homosexuality.

18/11/2019

 

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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  • Safe Journey covers up to £2000 per person for travel arrangements, if where you are staying is affected by terrorism and you want to return home.
  • Travel delays caused by acts of terrorism are covered.
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