British Government Travel Warnings

Updated on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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

Latest Warnings

  1. Cameroon
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Liberia
  4. Gabon
  5. Bahrain
  6. Micronesia
  7. Iran
  8. Pakistan
  9. Turkey
  10. Burundi
  11. USA
  12. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  13. Afghanistan
  14. Guyana
  15. Tajikistan
  16. Indonesia
  17. Russia
  18. Nepal
  19. Libya
  20. El Salvador

1. Cameroon

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 9:19 am

Latest update: Summary - removal of advice about Cameroon closing its land, air and sea borders with Ebola affected countries and editorial amendments throughout

2. Saudi Arabia

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:50 am

Latest update: Terrorism section - on 22 May, there was an attack at the Imam Ali mosque in al-Qadeeh, which resulted in multiple casualties.

3. Liberia

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 8:43 am

Latest update: Safety and security section – there are sometimes clashes between armed groups from both sides of the Liberian/Cote d’Ivoire border in remote border areas of Grand Gedeh and River Gee counties

4. Gabon

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 4:57 am

Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about opposition rally in Libreville on Friday 15 May

5. Bahrain

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 5:07 am

Latest update: Safety and security section – removal of advice about demonstrations and protests on 14 and 16 May

6. Micronesia

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:58 am

Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about the state of emergency declared in Chuuk State and Yap State following Typhoon Maysak

7. Iran

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:52 am

Latest update: Safety and security section - in April 2015, a flagged container ship was detained by Iranian forces while transiting the Straits of Hormuz; the ship and crew were released 9 days later

8. Pakistan

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 9:21 am

Latest update: Safety and security section (Karachi) – editorial amendments

9. Turkey

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 7:55 am

Latest update: Safety and security section - most towns and cities have populations of stray dogs, which can be aggressive. Exercise caution, remain calm, and avoid approaching stray dogs. If you are bitten, seek medical advice as rabies and other animal borne diseases are present in Turkey

10. Burundi

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 6:35 am

Latest update: Summary - update on advice about airport and land borders

11. USA

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 5:39 am

Latest update: Summary - some hospitals may ask non-US residents to pay a deposit on admittance: any requests for funds should be directed to your travel insurance provider in the first instance

12. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 4:27 am

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

13. Afghanistan

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 3:16 am

Latest update: Summary - attack on guesthouse and EU vehicle in Kabul; Terrorism section - change to advice on movements around Kabul; Health section - requirement for polio vaccination certificate on departure for long term visitors

14. Guyana

Posted on 18 May 2015 | 9:35 am

Latest update: Safety and security section – removal of reference to post-general elections period

15. Tajikistan

Posted on 18 May 2015 | 7:45 am

Latest update: Summary - the government of Tajikistan has suspended issuing permits allowing travel to the GBAO by foreign nationals entering Tajikistan on tourist visas due to concerns about the security situation in neighbouring provinces in Afghanistan. The FCO continues to advise against all but essential travel to the region

16. Indonesia

Posted on 18 May 2015 | 2:43 am

Latest update: Entry requirements – you will receive a fine of Rp 300,000 if you overstay your visa

17. Russia

Posted on 18 May 2015 | 1:49 am

Latest update: Summary - removal of advice about Victory Day events across Russia on 9 May

18. Nepal

Posted on 15 May 2015 | 7:24 am

Latest Update: Summary - further damage and extensive landslides caused by 12 May earthquake. Many mountain roads are blocked and there is a continued risk of further landslides

19. Libya

Posted on 15 May 2015 | 6:20 am

Latest Update: Summary - in May 2015, a British national was kidnapped by militia and subsequently released

20. El Salvador

Posted on 15 May 2015 | 6:12 am

Latest update: Natural disasters section - removal of advice about tropical storm forming in the Pacific Ocean from 13 May

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