Travel Advice


The tips and advice below represents the official guidance from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, please note that we do not cover travel to any country to which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have advised against all (but essential) travel.

18 Oct 2019

Lebanon

Latest update: Summary - The roads to and from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport have been blocked by protestors and could become blocked again without notice; This could lead to you being unable to leave the airport if arriving and unable to access the airport if departing; If travelling to or from Beirut you should contact your airline before departure ensure that you have sufficient mobile phone charge at all times and ensure that you have adequate medical supplies; If you are unable to leave Beirut airport you should remain there until the authorities confirm the access roads are open; If you require urgent consular assistance please contact the Embassy on 00 961 1 960 800

Chile

Latest update: Summary - there have been recent reports in local media of civil unrest in the downtown Santiago area (metro stations) following an increase in metro fares; You should remain vigilant and follow advice in the local press and avoid protests and demonstrations.

Guinea

Latest update: Summary - factual update on demonstrations in Conakry and other towns throughout Guinea

Hong Kong

Summary – addition of information on protests planned over the weekend 18-20 October

Tanzania

Health - addition of link to Public Health England guidance for humanitarian or healthcare workers travelling to countries at risk of Ebola

Burundi

Health - addition of link to Public Health England guidance for humanitarian or healthcare workers travelling to countries at risk of Ebola

Rwanda

Health - addition of link to Public Health England guidance for humanitarian or healthcare workers travelling to countries at risk of Ebola

South Sudan

Health - addition of link to Public Health England guidance for humanitarian or healthcare workers travelling to countries at risk of Ebola

Uganda

Health - addition of link to Public Health England guidance for humanitarian or healthcare workers travelling to countries at risk of Ebola

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Health - addition of link to Public Health England guidance for humanitarian or healthcare workers travelling to countries at risk of Ebola

Mexico

Entry requirements (Customs and border control) - addition of information and advice on declaring goods; Health - removal of reference to cholera cases in Quintana Roo

Indonesia

Safety and Security (Political situation) and Terrorism section - factual update on the presidential inauguration on 20 October

Thailand

Summary - removal of information on the Royal Barge Procession as the event has been postponed

17 Oct 2019

Turks and Caicos Islands

Safety and security section (Crime) - factual update on firearms incidents in Providenciales; Summary - removal of information on Tropical Storm Dorian

Turkey

Safety and security section (Local travel - Syrian border) and summary - updated factual information on military operation in north-eastern Syria; editorial amendments in other sections

Bolivia

Safety and security (Political situation) - addition of information and advice on presidential elections on 22 October 2019

Cyprus

Summary - removal of information on Thomas Cook ceasing to trade

Morocco

Summary - removal of information on Thomas Cook ceasing to trade

Italy

Summary - removal of information on Thomas Cook ceasing to trade

Cuba

Summary - removal of information on Thomas Cook ceasing to trade