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Argentina

Argentina travel advice

07-04-2017 16:01 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice about trade union strikes on 6 April 2017

Australia

Australia travel advice

10-04-2017 13:53 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – removal of advice on Tropical Cyclone Debbie; Safety & security section (Crime and Diving safety) – if you’re travelling in more remote areas, ask your hotel or hostel for advice on local safety information; there have been several snorkelling accidents involving British nationals; you should follow safety information for divers and snorkelers

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Bahamas

Guidance: Jamaica and Bahamas – Consular Fees

6 April, 2017 at 08:23pm

[Updated: Fees have been updated to reflect April’s rates]

Consular Rate of Exchange from April 2017.

Bahrain

Bahrain travel advice

13-04-2017 13:16 PM GMT

Latest update: Safety and security section – information about demonstrations from 13 to 16 April 2017

Bahrain travel advice

06-04-2017 13:19 PM GMT

Latest update: Safety and security section – information about demonstrations on Thursday 6 April and Friday 7 April 2017

Barbados

Guidance: Barbados : Information for bereaved families

5 April, 2017 at 03:02pm

Information and advice if a friend or family member has been a victim of murder, manslaughter or has died in suspicious circumstances in Barbados.

Benin

Benin travel advice

07-04-2017 09:50 AM GMT

Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

Belarus

Belarus travel advice

05-04-2017 14:48 PM GMT

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) – removal of information relating to Freedom Day on 25 March, 2017

Belgium

Belgium travel advice

11-04-2017 09:39 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – information and advice for Manchester United fans travelling to the Anderlecht match on 13 April 2017

Guidance: Belgium – Consular Fees

7 April, 2017 at 01:18pm

[Updated: New Fees from 7th April 2017]

Details of Consular Fees at the British Embassy in Brussels.

Belize

Guidance: Belize – Consular Fees

7 April, 2017 at 03:28pm

[Updated: Updated fees 1 Apr 17]

Details of Consular Fees

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Caymen Islands

Cayman Islands

World location news article: Governor officially opens Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

07-04-2017 05:17 PM BST

Governor Helen Kilpatrick, launches Multi-Agency Safueguarding Hub in the Cayman Islands

China

Guidance: China – List of Lawyers and Translators/Interpreters

6 April, 2017 at 07:47am
List of English speaking lawyers and translators/interpreters

Guidance: List of hospitals in China

6 April, 2017 at 08:34am
This list of hospitals has been prepared for the convenience of British Nationals who may require medical services in China.

Guidance: List of funeral directors in China

6 April, 2017 at 11:09am
List of funeral directors in China.

Congo (Democratic Republic of)

Democratic Republic of the Congo travel advice

Democratic Republic of the Congo travel advice

11-04-2017 14:14 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – removal of advice on protests in Kinshasa and other major cities in DRC from 10 April 2017

07-04-2017 10:57 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – there have been calls for protests in Kinshasa and other major cities in DRC from 10 April 2017; you should avoid travelling around Kinshasa and other large cities on days of protest, including travel to and from N’Djili airport; some local and international schools may be closed; you should monitor local media and this advice for further updates

Croatia

Croatia travel advice

07-04-2017 18:33 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary and Safety and security section (Road Travel) – as of 7 April 2017, there are delays on roads approaching the border crossings between Croatia and neighbouring Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Hungary, as Croatia implements an EU decision on enhanced border controls which involves additional checks.

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Denmark

Denmark travel advice

06-04-2017 15:59 PM GMT

Latest update: editorial amendments throughout

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Ecuador

Guidance: Ecuador immigration policy

5 April, 2017 at 04:46pm

[Updated: Up to date version of the Ecuador Immigration Policy]

Useful reference points on the Ecuadorean Immigration Policy.

Guidance: Ecuador – Bereavement Information Pack

6 April, 2017 at 10:00pm

[Updated: Up to date version]

Ecuador – Bereavement Information Pack

Egypt

Egypt travel advice

13-04-2017 11:41 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – there is a heightened threat of terrorist attacks targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt; you should remain vigilant at all times and follow the advice of local security officials, including in and around religious sites and during religious festivals

Egypt travel advice

09-04-2017 13:31 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – on 9 April (Palm Sunday), explosions occurred in four different locations in Tanta and Alexandria, including Mar Girgis Church in Tanta and St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria. Many people were killed in these attacks. You should remain vigilant at all times and follow the advice of local security officials, including in and around religious sites and during religious festivals.

Egypt travel advice

Egypt travel advice

10-04-2017 17:22 PM GMT

Latest Update: Summary Section – Explosions in Mar Girgis Church in Tanta and St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria on 9 April, killing at least 44 people. President Sisi announced three-month state of emergency

07-04-2017 17:17 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – The Israeli authorities have warned of an increased possibility of terrorist attacks in South Sinai, especially during the Passover festival (which in 2017 runs from 10 to 18 April). You should be especially vigilant during this period.

Estonia

Guidance: Estonia – Consular Fees

6 April, 2017 at 03:29pm

[Updated: Consular fees with effect from 7th of April 2017]

Details of Consular Fees

Ethiopia

Ethiopia travel advice

05-04-2017 15:32 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – on 1 April 2017, there was an explosion at the Florida International Hotel in Gondar; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local authorities and your tour operator

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Finland

Guidance: Finland – Consular Fees

6 April, 2017 at 02:12pm

[Updated: Updated consular fees for British Embassy Helsinki.]

Details of Consular Fees

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Gambia

Gambia, The travel advice

11-04-2017 09:59 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – removal of information about parliamentary elections on 6 April 2017

Germany

Germany travel advice

12-04-2017 14:21 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – removal of information on an explosion in Dortmund

11-04-2017 19:07 PM GMT

Latest Update: Summary Section – reports of an explosion in Dortmund. Follow instructions of local authorities

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Iceland

Iceland travel advice

13-04-2017 10:27 AM GMT

Latest update: Safety & security section (Hiking and adventure tourism) – when hiking, choose a suitable trail for your level of experience; conditions in Iceland can change rapidly

India

Guidance: Bereavement Information Pack – India

6 April, 2017 at 06:58am

[Updated: Added Bereavement information pack – India]

Information on deaths involving British nationals in India

India travel advice

07-04-2017 14:01 PM GMT

Latest update: Entry requirements section – from 1 April 2017, the length of stay on an e-visa has been increased from 30 days to 60 days with double entry on tourist and business e-visa and triple entry on medical e-visas; more information on the eligibility criteria can be found on the government of India’s e-Tourist Visa website

Israel

Israel travel advice

10-04-2017 05:49 AM GMT

Latest update: There is a closure in place of the West Bank and Gaza from 11:59pm on 9 April until 11:59pm on 17 April

Italy

Italy travel advice

13-04-2017 10:31 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – Italy will impose border controls on all travellers between 10 and 31 May 2017 to enhance security ahead of the G7 Leaders Summit in Taormina; expect delays and allow extra time to transit passport control at airports, seaports and border crossings; you should contact your travel provider for more information

Guidance: Italy – Consular fees

6 April, 2017 at 02:36pm

[Updated: Updated consular fees as of 7 April 2017]

Details of Consular fees in Italy

Guidance: Bereavement information for Italy

6 April, 2017 at 02:37pm

[Updated: Updated bereavement guidance. ]

Information to assist those bereaved following the death of a British national in Italy.

Guidance: Italy – list of funeral directors

6 April, 2017 at 02:37pm

List of English-speaking funeral directors in Italy

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Jamaica

Guidance: Jamaica and Bahamas – Consular Fees

6 April, 2017 at 08:23pm

[Updated: Fees have been updated to reflect April’s rates]

Consular Rate of Exchange from April 2017.

Jordan

Jordan travel advice

11-04-2017 10:43 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – removal of information about the Arab Summit from 29 to 30 March 2017

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Kenya

Kenya travel advice

12-04-2017 13:34 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – political primary elections are scheduled to take place from 13 to 26 April 2017

Kenya travel advice

10-04-2017 15:41 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – the Kenyan government has extended its curfew in Mandera County to 23 June 2017

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Lisbon

News story: Visa Application Centre in Lisbon moves to new premises

6 April, 2017 at 11:34am 

The Visa Application Centre will continue to operate on a fortnightly basis on Fridays, and weekly during peak months

Luxembourg

Guidance: Luxembourg – Consular Fees

6 April, 2017 at 09:38am

Details of Consular Fees at the British Embassy in Luxembourg.

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Maldives

Maldives travel advice

06-04-2017 14:38 PM GMT

Latest update: Safety and security section (Swimming) – the sea around the Maldives can have strong tidal currents and a number of foreign nationals drown every year; always take local advice before entering the sea

Montenegro

Montenegro travel advice

06-04-2017 16:20 PM GMT

Latest update: minor editorial amendments

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Namibia

Namibia travel advice

11-04-2017 14:12 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – you should carry identification with you at all times; unless you need to have your passport with you for immigration purposes or passing through security checkpoints, leave it in your hotel safe and carry a photocopy for ID

New Caledonia

New Caledonia travel advice

12-04-2017 12:01 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – removal of information on Tropical Cyclone Cook

10-04-2017 15:08 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – Tropical Cyclone Cook (referred to locally as “Strong Tropical Depression Cook”) is likely to affect large parts of New Caledonia; monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities

New Zealand

New Zealand travel advice

12-04-2017 04:36 AM GMT

Latest Update: A State of Local Emergency has been declared in the Bay of Plenty Region (east coast, North Island).

New Zealand travel advice

12-04-2017 04:32 AM GMT

Latest Update: A State of Local Emergency has been declared in the Bay of Plenty Region (east coast, North Island).

Nigeria

Nigeria travel advice

07-04-2017 16:48 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – you should be particularly vigilant around the Easter period; updated list of possible places that could be targeted by terrorist attacks

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Occupied Palestinian Territories

The Occupied Palestinian Territories travel advice

10-04-2017 05:49 AM GMT

Latest update: There is a closure in place of the West Bank and Gaza from 11:59pm on 9 April until 11:59pm on 17 April.

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Pakistan

Pakistan travel advice

05-04-2017 15:20 PM GMT

Latest update: Safety and security section (Punjab) – on 5 April 2017, an explosion at Manawala Chowk, Badian Road, Lahore caused multiple casualties; you should be extra vigilant, and avoid demonstrations, large crowds and public events; Safety and security section – Kohsar market (Islamabad) is no longer out of bounds to British High Commission staff

Paraguay

Paraguay travel advice

11-04-2017 09:48 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – violent protests occurred in the centre of Asuncion from 31 March to 1 April 2017, resulting in injuries and loss of life; there are likely to be further protests in Asuncion and other towns and cities in the coming days; you should remain alert and avoid all protests and demonstrations

Peru travel advice

11-04-2017 11:07 AM GMT

Latest update: Local law & customs section – some British nationals are being targeted for recruitment as drug couriers through email scams, where online fraudsters, through the promise of financial reward, ask people to travel to Peru where they are unexpectedly presented with some items/gifts to take with them out of the country; these items contain drugs and the person carrying them will face detention for drug trafficking; you are strongly advised to ignore this type of e-mail or online request

Philippines

Philippines travel advice

12-04-2017 13:51 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – on 11 and 12 April 2017, Philippine authorities clashed with heavily armed individuals in Inabanga, Bohol, resulting in fatalities; if you’re in or planning to travel to Bohol, be especially vigilant and review your personal security plans; monitor media reporting and follow the advice of the local authorities

Philippines travel advice

11-04-2017 09:52 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – on 9 April 2017, the US Embassy in Manila advised US citizens that it had received “unsubstantiated yet credible information that terrorist groups may attempt to conduct kidnappings in Central Visayas, which includes both Cebu and Bohol provinces”; you should be especially vigilant in these areas

Poland

Guidance: Poland – Consular Fees

7 April, 2017 at 01:04pm

[Updated: Updated April 2017]

Details of Consular Fees

Portugal travel advice

13-04-2017 10:46 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – there will be strike action by security guards at Portuguese airports from 13 to 17 April, 2017; if you’re travelling during this period, make allowance for the additional time it may take to go through security control and check-in as much luggage as possible

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia travel advice

10-04-2017 10:27 AM GMT

Latest update: Terrorism section – 2 police officers were shot dead in 2 separate incidents in Qatif in Eastern Province in March 2017; Saudi security forces have conducted a number of security operations against suspected terrorists in the area

Slovenia

Slovenia travel advice

07-04-2017 19:05 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary and Safety and security (Road Travel) sections – As of 7 April 2017, there are delays on roads approaching the border crossings between Slovenia and Croatia, as Slovenia implements an EU decision on enhanced border controls which involves additional checks.

Sweden

Sweden travel advice

11-04-2017 16:17 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting an increase in the level of threat

Sweden travel advice

10-04-2017 14:02 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – on 7 April 2017, a truck was driven into people on Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, causing a number of fatalities and injuries

Sweden travel advice

09-04-2017 08:21 AM GMT

Latest update: Summary – on 7 April 2017, a truck was driven into people on Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, causing a number of fatalities and injuries. Police cordons have been lifted and the city centre is now accessible again, but be vigilant. If you’re concerned about relatives you can call 11414 and select 9.

Sweden travel advice

07-04-2017 16:47 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – update on incident in Drottninggatan in central Stockholm

Sweden travel advice

07-04-2017 22:48 PM GMT

Latest update: Minor amendment to advice.

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Turkey

Turkey travel advice

13-04-2017 13:59 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – there will be a national referendum on 16 April 2017; rallies and demonstrations may take place at short notice; you should stay well away from any demonstrations

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Venezuela

Venezuela travel advice

13-04-2017 12:03 PM GMT

Latest update: Summary – political demonstrations and protests are common; you should remain vigilant and avoid protests and demonstrations; during and ahead of demonstrations, there is potential for travel disruption as a result of road closures; the authorities often use tear gas to break up protests

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Zambia

Zambia travel advice

12-04-2017 15:28 PM GMT

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) – On 12 April 2017, there were reports the main opposition leader had been charged with treason, this has heightened political tensions and increased the risk of civil unrest; you should exercise caution, particularly in densely populated areas where protests can take place with minimal warning

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