British Government Travel Warnings

Updated on Sunday, February 1st, 2015

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

Latest Warnings

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Lebanon
  3. Libya
  4. South Africa
  5. Venezuela
  6. Cyprus
  7. Russia
  8. The Occupied Palestinian Territories
  9. Israel
  10. Iraq
  11. Malaysia
  12. Burma
  13. Bahrain
  14. Tonga
  15. Morocco
  16. India
  17. Paraguay
  18. Ecuador
  19. Central African Republic
  20. Ukraine

1. Bangladesh

Posted on 31 January 2015 | 7:52 am

Latest update: Summary - nationwide 72 hour enforced general strike (hartal) from 6am on Sunday, 1 February.

2. Lebanon

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 9:32 am

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – advise against all travel to the southern Bekaa region of Lebanon along the border with Syria

3. Libya

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:56 am

Latest update: Summary - on 27 January 9 people, including 5 foreign nationals, were killed in a terrorist attack on a Tripoli hotel used by foreigners; reminder that attacks in Libya could target areas frequented by foreigners

4. South Africa

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 6:17 am

Latest update: Summary - incidents of looting and violence in Johannesburg and Pretoria

5. Venezuela

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 4:55 am

Latest Update: Entry requirements - visiting children should provide a notarised letter from non travelling parent(s)

6. Cyprus

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 4:39 am

Latest update: Summary - update on Cyprus Airways; if you have flights between 10 February and 25 October you should contact any travel agency licensed by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation by 28 February

7. Russia

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 3:56 am

Latest Update: Summary – scheduled rally to take place in Ekaterinburg on 31 January

8. The Occupied Palestinian Territories

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 3:14 am

Latest update: Summary - advice against all but essential travel to parts of Israel within 5km of the border with Lebanon; avoid use of the bus system in the greater Tel Aviv area

9. Israel

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 3:12 am

Latest update: Summary - advice against all but essential travel to parts of Israel within 5km of the border with Lebanon; avoid use of the bus system in the greater Tel Aviv area

10. Iraq

Posted on 30 January 2015 | 3:11 am

Latest update: Safety and security section – reports of shots fired in central Erbil on 28 January

11. Malaysia

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 9:19 am

Latest Update: Health section - following flooding in the states of Kelantan, Perak, Terengganu and Pahang there has been an increase in suspected cases of leptospirosis

12. Burma

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 9:11 am

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - insulting religion is a prosecutable offense; this can include displaying certain religious images, including tattoos

13. Bahrain

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 5:49 am

Latest update: Safety and Security section -– calls for unauthorised protests on 29, 30 & 31 January

14. Tonga

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 4:15 am

Latest update: Health section - dengue fever alert

15. Morocco

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 2:18 am

Latest update: editorial amendments throughout

16. India

Posted on 29 January 2015 | 1:42 am

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - a Russian woman was seriously assaulted by an auto-rickshaw driver in the Vasant Kunj area of New Delhi

17. Paraguay

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 8:36 am

Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - a small guerrilla-style group calling itself the EPP operates in the northern part of the Department of San Pedro and southern part of the Department of Concepción; take extra precautions if you travel to these areas

18. Ecuador

Posted on 28 January 2015 | 7:39 am

Latest update: Safety and security & Health sections - contact details for the local authorities

19. Central African Republic

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 8:59 am

Latest update: Summary – kidnappings reported in early 2015

20. Ukraine

Posted on 27 January 2015 | 6:48 am

Latest update: Summary - ongoing instability in east Ukraine; civilians continue to get caught up in fighting in and around Donetsk and Mariupol

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