Travel Safety Round-Up: 5/11/2019

Looking for extra peace of mind? Start with the latest travel safety information, and make sure you have appropriate travel insurance – including cover for acts of terrorism*.

Here’s our regular summary of advice and updates from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to help you plan ahead. Could your next trip be affected?

 

Bolivia

Large and potentially violent demonstrations are expected to take place in all main cities tonight, 4 November 2019.

4/11/2019

Peru

Safety and security – factual update on protests and demonstrations.

Entry Requirements (Visas) – additional information on airline requirements for travel to Peru.

4/11/2019

Tonga, Samoa

Health section – addition of information on an ongoing measles outbreak

4/11/2019

France

Information on the first anniversary of the yellow vest movement on the weekend of 16 – 17 November.

1/11/2019

Pakistan

Factual update on a large political protest in Islamabad from 31 October.

1/11/2019

Tanzania

As of 31 October 2019, Public Health England believes there is no evidence of ongoing active transmission of Ebola in Tanzania.

1/11/2019

Mozambique

Safety and security section (Road travel) and summary – addition of information and advice following a number of armed attacks on police and commercial vehicles on roads in Sofala province since August 2019.

31/10/2019

South Africa

Entry requirements section (UK Emergency Travel Documents) – updated information on the use of ETDs for entry, transit and exit from South Africa.

Entry requirements section (Travelling with children (under 18)) – factual update on consent letter requirements for school tours.

31/10/2019

USA

Updated information on wildfires in California.

Statewide state of emergency in California, declared on Sunday 27 October.

31/10/2019

Chile

Local laws and customs section and Summary – updated information and advice on involvement in protests.

Factual update on ongoing civil unrest across Chile.

31/10/2019

Switzerland

Safety and security (Rail travel) – updated link for information about rail services.

31/10/2019

Iraq

Summary – updated factual information on a daily curfew currently in place in place in Baghdad from midnight to 6am.

29/10/2019

Kenya

Safety and security section (Air travel) and Summary – addition of information about an ongoing Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) audit inspection of Silverstone Air Services.

29/10/2019

Jordan

Terrorism – updated information on the threat of kidnap in Jordan.

28/10/2019

Qatar

Addition of link to guidance page for FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019

28/10/2019

Afghanistan

Safety and security section (Political situation) – updated information on the presidential election of 28 September 2019; Terrorism section – updated factual information on recent terror incidents.

28/10/2019

India

Factual update on severe weather expected in Goa over the next few days.

25/10/2019

Madagascar

Entry requirements section (Visas) – addition of link to the Malagasy e-visa website for visa applications before travel.

25/10/2019

Lebanon

Factual update on ongoing protests across the country.

25/10/2019

Bangladesh

Safety and security section (Political violence) and Summary – updated factual information following clashes between protesters and police on 20 October 2019.

24/10/2019

Norway

Terrorism section and Summary – updated factual information on an arrest on 10 August 2019.

Entry requirements section (Visas) – addition of link to Norwegian Directorate of Immigration website.

24/10/2019

Jamaica

Factual update on States of Emergency and Zones of Special Operations

24/10/2019

Spain

Addition of information on severe rain and thunderstorms and updated factual information on protests in Catalonia.

23/10/2019

Argentina

Updated information on the land border between Mendoza and Argentina.

23/10/2019

Nicaragua

Safety and security section (Political situation) – updated factual information and advice on protests.

23/10/2019

Ecuador

The FCO no longer advise against travel to Ecuador (except for areas specified in the vicinity of the border with Colombia); updated information on the situation following widespread demonstrations and disruption in early October.

23/10/2019

Myanmar

The FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to the town of Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Region.

22/10/2019

Turkey

Entry requirements (Visas) – updated facutual information on e-Visa costs.

22/10/2019

Egypt

The FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel by air to/from Sharm el Sheikh; Summary – addition of information on the lifting of restrictions on flights between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh

22/10/2019

Indonesia

Terrorism – editorial amendments on the threat of terrorism during holiday periods, local elections, presidential inaugurations and annual Independence Day celebrations.

21/10/2019

 

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.
  • Personal possessions including money and passports are protected whilst you travel against damage or loss as a result of acts of terrorism.
  • 24 hour (UK based) emergency assistance to help you after an act of terrorism.
  • Maximum excess per claim £100
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