British Government Travel Warnings

Updated on Monday, February 20th, 2017

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

Latest Warnings

  1. USA
  2. Brazil
  3. Ukraine
  4. Spain
  5. Pakistan
  6. Ireland
  7. New Caledonia
  8. Ecuador
  9. France
  10. Macao
  11. Cambodia
  12. Tunisia
  13. Bahrain
  14. New Zealand
  15. Mexico
  16. Curaçao
  17. Nigeria
  18. Swaziland
  19. South Africa
  20. Senegal

1. USA

Posted on 18 February 2017 | 5:49 am

Latest Update: Summary Section - Severe storm currently affecting California

2. Brazil

Posted on 17 February 2017 | 2:47 pm

Latest update: Summary – a police strike in the state of Espirito Santo has led to increased street violence, particularly in the city of Vitória; you should take extra care and monitor local media for updates and advice; you should avoid all demonstrations and follow the advice of the local authorities; tourist police in Rio de Janeiro are not currently issuing police reports due to the pay dispute; if you need to report a stolen passport or other item, please contact the British Consulate for advice

3. Ukraine

Posted on 17 February 2017 | 9:06 am

Latest update: Summary – addition of a link to information about EU restrictive measures

4. Spain

Posted on 17 February 2017 | 7:40 am

Latest update: Summary – Leicester City FC take on Sevilla FC in the Champions League on Wednesday 22 February 2017; information and advice page for travelling fans

5. Pakistan

Posted on 17 February 2017 | 4:52 am

Latest update: Summary – on 16 February 2017, a suicide bomber killed a large number of worshippers at the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the town of Sehwan; there is some evidence to suggest that further attacks are being planned in areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi; you should exercise caution and vigilance when visiting markets, restaurants, malls and other public areas

6. Ireland

Posted on 17 February 2017 | 3:24 am

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

7. New Caledonia

Posted on 16 February 2017 | 9:01 am

Latest update: Summary – there is currently an overnight curfew from 7pm to 5:30am imposed on the RP1 through St Louis until further notice; you should follow the advice of the local authorities

8. Ecuador

Posted on 16 February 2017 | 9:00 am

Latest update: Safety & security section (Political section) – presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on Sunday 19 February 2017; Natural disasters section (Rainy season) – various provinces (Manabi, Guayas, Santa Elena, El Oro, Azuay, Pichincha and Amazon region) have experienced heavy rains in January and February 2017

9. France

Posted on 16 February 2017 | 8:48 am

Latest update: Summary – there have recently been a number of violent demonstrations against the police in the suburbs of Saint Denis to the north of Paris; on 15 February 2017, related demonstrations in north-eastern Paris also turned violent; be vigilant and take extra care if you’re in the area; follow police advice and stay well away from any protests

10. Macao

Posted on 16 February 2017 | 8:39 am

Latest update: Summary – updated number of British nationals visiting Macao in 2016

11. Cambodia

Posted on 16 February 2017 | 6:53 am

Latest update: Summary - Cambodia will hold commune elections in June 2017; increased political tensions are likely as political parties begin their campaigning

12. Tunisia

Posted on 16 February 2017 | 6:33 am

Latest update: Summary and terrorism sections – the state of emergency has been extended by an additional 3 months

13. Bahrain

Posted on 16 February 2017 | 4:17 am

Latest update: Safety and security section - information on protests from 16 to 17 February 2017

14. New Zealand

Posted on 16 February 2017 | 3:50 am

Latest update: Summary – a state of emergency has been declared for Christchurch city and Selwyn district due to the current Port Hill fires; you should follow the advice of the local authorities and monitor local and social media for the latest updates

15. Mexico

Posted on 16 February 2017 | 2:55 am

Latest update: Local law and customs section – advice on surrogacy in Mexico; assisted human reproduction, including surrogacy, might only be recognised in some Mexican states; if you’re considering a surrogacy arrangement in Mexico, you should familiarise yourself with the relevant laws and regulations and seek independent legal advice

16. Curaçao

Posted on 15 February 2017 | 8:45 am

Latest update: Safety and security section (Air travel) – updated information about air travel; UK government staff have been advised to avoid travelling on INSEL Air due to safety concerns

17. Nigeria

Posted on 15 February 2017 | 8:34 am

Latest update: Summary – Arik Air has suspended a number of flights due to operational difficulties; if you have a booking with Arik Air, check with the airline or your travel company in case your flight is affected

18. Swaziland

Posted on 15 February 2017 | 7:55 am

Latest update: Summary – Tropical Cyclone Dineo is forecast to bring hazardous weather conditions to Lomahasha, Big Bend and Matsamo from around 17 February 2017; you should monitor local and social media for updates

19. South Africa

Posted on 15 February 2017 | 7:20 am

Latest update: Summary – Tropical Cyclone Dineo is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo (including Kruger National Park) from around 16 February 2017

20. Senegal

Posted on 15 February 2017 | 3:52 am

Latest update: Entry requirements section – your passport should be valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry into Senegal; you may be refused entry if you don’t have evidence of return or onward travel

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