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.

22 Aug 2019

Montserrat

This advice has been reviewed in full with editorial amendments

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Summary - update to information about the availability of consular support

Turks and Caicos Islands

This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued without amendment

Anguilla

This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued without amendment

Iraq

Terrorism section (Kidnap) - updated information and advice on the threat from kidnapping in Iraq

Belize

This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued without amendment

21 Aug 2019

Afghanistan

Summary - change to advice against travel; the FCO now advise against all travel to the provinces of Herat, Samangan, Balkh, Ghowr, Sar-e Pol, Daykondi, Parvan, Bamian (except Bamian City, where the FCO continue to advise against all but essential travel) and Kabul (except Kabul city’s Enhanced Security Zone and Hamid Karzai International Airport, where the FCO continue to advise against all but essential travel); Terrorism section and summary - updated information and advice to reflect an overall increased threat to Western interests

San Marino

This advice has been reviewed in full; Entry requirements section (Passport validity) - revised guidance on passport validity

Cuba

This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued without amendment

Central African Republic

Safety and security (Local travel) - removal of information on clashes in Alindao in November 2018

Palau

This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued without amendment

British Antarctic Territory

This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued without amendment

Montenegro

This advice has been reviewed in full with no amendments

North Macedonia

Safety and security section (Road travel) - updated information on licence requirements if driving in North Macedonia and neighbouring countries

Malawi

Summary - civil society groups plan to hold demonstrations throughout Malawi, including at all entry ports (including Kamazu International Airport in Lilongwe) between 26 and 30 August, with the possibility of more disruption and unrest; if you’re in Malawi, avoid large crowds or demonstrations, monitor this travel advice and local media for updates and keep any local and international travel plans under review

South Africa

Health section - updated information on medical tourism; if you choose to attend a rehabilitation centre, do extensive research in advance, ensure you have the appropriate visa for your stay and have comprehensive travel insurance

Poland

Summary - Rangers take on Legia Warsaw in a UEFA Europa League play-off match in Warsaw on Thursday 22 August; addition of link to information and advice page from the British Embassy Warsaw for travelling fans

Iceland

Summary - removal of information about glacial flooding warnings during July 2019; minor editorial amendments

Jamaica

Safety and security section (Crime) and Summary - The States of Emergency in the parishes of St James (which includes Montego Bay), Hanover and Westmoreland have been extended to 28 October 2019. A State of Emergency is also in place until 5 October 2019 in part of the Parish of St Andrew, which includes areas of Kingston

Japan

Safety and security (Road travel), Local laws and customs, Natural disasters (Tropical cyclones) sections and Summary - removal of information on tropical storm Krosa; updated statistical information on road deaths; updated statistical information on Tokyo Rainbow Pride; minor editorial amendments