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Puerto Rico

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Puerto Rico

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused major damage to buildings and infrastructure with recovery efforts continuing. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Puerto Rico.​

The Bahamas

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on The Bahamas

Hurricane season is June to November. If a hurricane warning is in effect, monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. We recommend that you keep your passport with you at all times. Di...

Mexico

September 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Mexico

In September 2017, a number of major earthquakes struck Mexico affecting Mexico City, the states of Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Guerrero and the State of Mexico. These earthquakes have resulted in a number of deaths, damage to infrastructure and interruptions to essential services. After a major earthquake aftershocks are common and can cause further damage to already weakened structures (see Additional information). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

Laos

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Laos

This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Laos overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

Lebanon

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Lebanon

Terrorist attacks could occur anywhere, at any time, in Lebanon. Targets could include, but are not limited to, hotels, clubs, restaurants, shopping centres, markets, outdoor recreation events and tourist areas. Security services are at a heightened st...

Dominican Republic

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Dominican Republic

Hurricane Maria impacted the north-eastern coast of the Dominican Republic on 21 September 2017 (local time).  Many areas continue to experience intermittent outages with electricity and water supply. Transportation and road access is gradually being restored but some areas remain isolated due to flooding and storm damage. Most airports are operational but you should contact your airline or tour operator to check if tourist services, including accommodation, have been affected. Monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed.  Exercise a high degree of caution in the Dominican Republic.

Cuba

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Cuba

Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacted Cuba in September 2017. Many areas continue to experience intermittent outages with electricity and water supply.  Transportation and road access are being gradually restored, but some roads remain closed due to flooding and storm damage.  Most airports are operational but you should contact your airline or tour operator to check if tourist services, including accommodation, have been affected.  Exercise caution at night, as power outages may affect street lighting and traffic lights.  Monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local emergency officials.  Internet connectivity is very limited throughout Cuba.  Do not rely on internet access for up-to-date information or as a way to alert friends or family to your situation in an emergency.  The level of this advice has not changed.  Exercise normal safety precautions in Cuba.

Vietnam

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Vietnam

This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Bosnia and Herzegovina

This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Russia

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Russia

This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information about entry and exit conditions for travel between Russia and Belarus. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Russia. Higher levels apply in some p...

Italy

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Italy

This travel advice contains updated information on general strikes in Italy. There is an ongoing threat of terrorism in a number of European countries, including Italy. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Italy.

Bangladesh

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Bangladesh

There is a high threat of terrorist attack in Bangladesh. There is reliable information to suggest militants may be planning to target Western interests in Bangladesh. Stay alert and maintain an active awareness of your environment. Ensure you have rob...

Kosovo

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Kosovo

There is an ongoing risk of terrorism in Europe. Terrorists may attempt to carry out attacks in the Balkans, including against crowded venues or places frequented by foreigners, such as religious sites, entertainment venues and transport hubs. The leve...

Afghanistan

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Afghanistan

We continue to see credible reports that terrorists have plans to target venues frequented by foreigners, including diplomatic missions, airports, hotels, sporting events, shopping centres, military facilities and government buildings. The Kabul Intern...

United States of America

September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on United States of America

On 9 November 2017, the US Department of Homeland Security updated its National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) bulletin to provide current information on the potential threat of terrorist activity within the US (see Safety and security). The level of...