British Government Travel Warnings

Updated on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Travel advice and warnings from the British Government on international travel destinations.

Latest Warnings

  1. Lebanon
  2. Libya
  3. Gambia
  4. Kuwait
  5. United Arab Emirates
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Bahrain
  8. Oman
  9. Qatar
  10. Marshall Islands
  11. India
  12. Tonga
  13. Micronesia
  14. Mauritania
  15. Spain
  16. Mali
  17. Tunisia
  18. Australia
  19. USA
  20. Venezuela

1. Lebanon

Posted on 22 January 2017 | 1:52 am

Latest Update - Summary: On the evening of Saturday 21 January 2016, Lebanese security agencies arrested a would-be suicide attacker in the Hamra area of Beirut. People should remain particularly vigilant at this time, follow our travel advice, and follow the advice of the security agencies.

2. Libya

Posted on 21 January 2017 | 3:58 pm

Latest Update: Summary: On 21st January there was a car bomb in the Al Dahra district of Tripoli. No casualties have been reported.

3. Gambia

Posted on 21 January 2017 | 6:22 am

Latest Update: Summary - UK tour operators have temporarily suspended flights from The Gambia to the UK. Other airlines continue to operate.

4. Kuwait

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 7:46 am

Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in Kuwait are very likely; you should take additional safety precautions and remain vigilant in crowded places popular with foreign nationals

5. United Arab Emirates

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 7:28 am

Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in UAE are likely; attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners

6. Bulgaria

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 7:22 am

Latest update: Summary - from 23 January 2017, there may be disruption or delays at border crossings with Greece due to strike action plans to block border crossings; you should follow the advice of the local authorities

7. Bahrain

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 7:22 am

Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in Bahrain are likely; attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners

8. Oman

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 7:01 am

Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in Oman are likely; attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners

9. Qatar

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 6:56 am

Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – attacks in Qatar are likely; attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners

10. Marshall Islands

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 6:13 am

Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice on state of emergency due to severe drought conditions

11. India

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 6:09 am

Latest update: Summary – mass peaceful protests are taking place across the State of Tamil Nadu and especially Marina Beach in Chennai over the ban of Jallikkatu, the tradition of bull taming; schools and colleges remain closed and local transport and some services are disrupted; you should be vigilant, avoid large gatherings and monitor local media; Health section – severe air pollution is a major hazard to public health in Delhi, and a serious concern in many Indian cities

12. Tonga

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 6:06 am

Latest update: Money section – updated currency information

13. Micronesia

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 6:02 am

Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice on state of emergency due to severe drought conditions

14. Mauritania

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 4:53 am

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - there have been incidences of visitors receiving large fines at the airport and having their passports confiscated for trying to import pork products such as chorizo, ham and bacon

15. Spain

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 4:32 am

Latest update: Summary - temporary restrictions may apply to car use in Madrid when air pollution levels are high; when in force, cars with number plates ending in an even number will be allowed on even dates and cars with odd numbers on odd dates; restrictions apply within the city boundaries (within the M30 inner ring road) between 6:30am and 9pm; exemptions may apply to cars with multiple occupants (3 people or more), motorbikes and mopeds, hybrid and zero-emission vehicles, those with a disabled badge and taxis; for more information, call the ‘Línea Madrid’ citizen information and support line (in English) on 010 (from Madrid) or +34 915 298 210 (from outside Madrid)

16. Mali

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 3:21 am

Latest update: Summary - on 18 January 2017, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated inside a military camp in Gao, northern Mali, killing over 50 people including Malian armed forces and UN contractors

17. Tunisia

Posted on 20 January 2017 | 2:35 am

Latest update: Summary and terrorism section – extension of the state of emergency by 1 month

18. Australia

Posted on 19 January 2017 | 10:19 pm

Latest Update: Summary Section - Incident in Melbourne on 20 January, left 3 people dead and more than 20 injured. Not terrorism related; no ongoing threat

19. USA

Posted on 19 January 2017 | 9:20 am

Latest update: Summary - the Presidential Inauguration will take place in Washington DC on Friday 20 January 2017; large crowds and road closures will affect travellers in the city; you should exercise normal safety precautions and follow the advice of local authorities

20. Venezuela

Posted on 19 January 2017 | 8:16 am

Latest update: Summary – the border with Brazil is no longer closed; Money section – 100 bolivar bank notes will remain legal tender until 20 February

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