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Travel Advice

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28 Jan 2023

New Zealand

Updated information following a State of Emergency being declared in Auckland due to widespread flooding ("Summary").

27 Jan 2023


Addition of information on the potential for an increased level of protests across the USA ('Summary').


Updated information on protests and demonstrations as well as security related incidents in the past year (‘Summary’ and ‘Safety and security’ pages).


On 26 January, protests led to the temporary closure of Toussaint Louverture International Airport. As of 27 January the airport has resumed operations, however protests continue throughout Haiti, these can occur with minimal notice and have the ability to impact essential services ('Summary' page)


Removal of information about explosion in Istiklal Avenue shopping street on 13 November and updated information on terrorism ('Summary' and 'Terrorism' pages).


Updated information on change of local currency notes ('Summary' and 'Money' pages).


Update to COVID-19 entry requirements concerning travellers from China ('Entry requirements' page).


Updated information on the terrorism threat. (See ‘Summary’ and ‘Terrorism’ page).

26 Jan 2023


Reopening of Arequipa airport with limited operations between 08:00 and 13:00 (‘Safety and security’ page).


Update on terrorist-related incident in Algeciras on 25 January ('Terrorism' page).


Updated information on the terrorism threat ('Terrorism' page).

Hong Kong

Updated information on the National Security Law and the Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance ('Local laws and customs' page).

25 Jan 2023


Information on incidents involving taxi drivers in Cancun ('Safety and security' page).


Updated information on road safety statistics and that most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Madeira ('Summary', 'Coronavirus', 'Entry requirements' and 'Local laws and customs' pages).


Update on specific strike action and demonstrations on 31 January ('Summary' page).


Updated information on the second round of parliamentary elections ('Summary' and 'Safety and security' pages).

24 Jan 2023


Removal of information relating to 2023 Ijtema religious gathering, which has now finished ('Summary page')

23 Jan 2023


Updated information on emergency travel documents, the political situation, terrorism and local travel. (‘Entry requirements', Safety and security’ and ‘Terrorism’ pages).


Updated information on British government staff travelling internally in Russia and using Western-manufactured aircraft ('Safety and security' page).

El Salvador

Updated information about the crime rate in El Salvador, especially San Salvador ('Summary page').