Democratic Republic of the Congo

There’s an ongoing threat of terrorist attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, particularly in eastern DRC. Attacks on civilians and government targets occur frequently. Be alert to possible threats, especially in public places. There is a high-risk of kidnapping in the DRC, and express kidnappings targeting foreigners have increased. Seek professional security advice before travelling to the DRC. See ‘Safety’ for more information.

We advise:

Reconsider your need to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo overall due to the volatile security situation and high risk of kidnapping.

Higher levels apply in some areas.

Turkmenistan

We've reviewed our advice for Turkmenistan and continue to advise, reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels apply. You need a visa for Turkmenistan, even if you're only transiting. Get a visa before you arrive, and don't overstay your visa, as there are penalties...

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Angola

We've reviewed our travel advice for Angola and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. You don't need a visa to visit Angola as a tourist. For all other travel, apply for a visa online with Angola's Serviço de Migração (see 'Travel'). We advise:...

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Lesotho

We've reviewed our advice for Lesotho and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution due to the threat of violent crime. Pay close attention to your personal security and the current health situation. Monitor the media and follow the advice of authorities...

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