British Government Travel Warnings

Updated on Friday, December 9th, 2016

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

Latest Warnings

  1. India
  2. Ghana
  3. Solomon Islands
  4. Poland
  5. Benin
  6. Kyrgyzstan
  7. Jordan
  8. Tanzania
  9. Uzbekistan
  10. France
  11. Yemen
  12. Thailand
  13. Egypt
  14. Pakistan
  15. Turkey
  16. Burundi
  17. Brazil
  18. New Caledonia
  19. Senegal
  20. Indonesia

1. India

Posted on 9 December 2016 | 3:00 am

Latest update: Summary – the state of Tamil Nadu is observing a 7-day period of national mourning following the death of the Chief Minister; if you’re in or travelling around Tamil Nadu and especially Chennai give yourself extra time to reach your destinations

2. Ghana

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 2:11 pm

Latest update: Summary & Safety and security section (Political situation) - Ghana held presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December 2016. Currently there is no official result and tensions are high. Political marches and rallies are likely. Demonstrations could occur at any time in any part of the country. You should be vigilant, avoid all demonstrations, rallies, offices of political parties and buildings associated with the elections (including the Electoral Commission).

3. Solomon Islands

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 1:46 pm

Latest update: Summary section - 7.8 earthquake confirmed in the Solomon Islands on 9 December 2016; aftershocks are likely to continue for some time.

4. Poland

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 9:45 am

Latest update: Summary – updated number of British nationals visiting Poland; Safety and security section (crime) - check your bill carefully when buying drinks in bars and nightclubs; there have been some reports of overcharging and of large amounts of money being charged to debit or credit cards

5. Benin

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 7:20 am

Latest update: Summary & Local law and customs section – Voodoo Day is celebrated annually in early January; make sure you’ve arranged suitable travel and accommodation and watch out for pickpockets

6. Kyrgyzstan

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 6:29 am

Latest update: Summary - on 11 December 2016, a nationwide referendum on amendments to the constitution and municipal elections (in certain regions, including the capital, Bishkek) will take place; in the days before, during and after voting, you should take extra care in public places

7. Jordan

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 4:32 am

Latest update: Local laws and customs section - there are strict alcohol limits for drivers, similar to that of the UK; if you’re found guilty of drink driving you could face a driving ban, a fine or even imprisonment

8. Tanzania

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 4:22 am

Latest update: Safety & security section (Crime) – in December 2016, a European family were robbed at gun point and their campsite guard killed at south Beach, 20km southeast of Dar es Salaam

9. Uzbekistan

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 2:52 am

Latest update: Entry requirements section - on 2 December 2016 the government of Uzbekistan announced that, from 1 April 2017, British citizens, entering Uzbekistan as tourists for less than 30 days, will no longer need to apply in advance for a tourist visa; tourists will have to pay an entry clearance fee of $50 on arrival; the exact requirements for qualification for this service are not yet available; if you wish to use this facility, check with the Embassy of Uzbekistan that you’re eligible

10. France

Posted on 8 December 2016 | 2:50 am

Latest update: Summary - from 16 January 2017, all vehicles – including motorbikes – driving in central Paris from 8am to 8pm on Monday to Friday will need to display a special ‘pollution sticker’; if you have a vehicle registered in France, you can apply for a sticker now on the French Ministry of Environment website; for vehicles registered outside France, a special website (in English) will be available to submit applications from early January 2017

11. Yemen

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 7:10 am

Latest update: Money section – the UK government is currently unable to process some State Pension payments through the Yemeni banking system; if you’re affected, you should contact the International Pension Centre

12. Thailand

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 2:30 am

Latest update: Summary – there is currently widespread flooding in southern Thailand, including in Koh Samui, Krabi, Trang, and Koh Phangan, and other areas frequented by tourists; if you’re travelling in these areas you should monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities; Safety & security section (Political situation) – on 1 December 2016, the Crown Prince acceded to the throne

13. Egypt

Posted on 7 December 2016 | 2:02 am

Latest update: editorial amendment

14. Pakistan

Posted on 6 December 2016 | 9:06 am

Latest update: Entry requirements section - if you’re visiting Pakistan for more than 4 weeks, you may need to provide proof of polio vaccination when you leave Pakistan

15. Turkey

Posted on 6 December 2016 | 7:03 am

Latest update: editorial amendments throughout

16. Burundi

Posted on 6 December 2016 | 2:41 am

Latest update: Summary – on 4 December 2016, the US embassy issued an alert warning that terrorist groups are planning to conduct attacks in Burundi, including, but not limited to, Bujumbura international airport and the Kajaga neighbourhood; including associated restaurants and beach resorts; you should remain vigilant at all times, follow the advice of local security and consider the security of each journey you make on a case by case basis

17. Brazil

Posted on 5 December 2016 | 9:47 am

Latest update: Safety and security section (Favelas) - update on the security situation in shanty towns (favelas); you’re still at risk even if you visit favelas with organised tours; you should take extra care and be aware of local conditions at all times

18. New Caledonia

Posted on 5 December 2016 | 7:31 am

Latest update: Summary – some recent security incidents have led to roads being blocked or closed on safety grounds by local authorities; if this happens you should keep moving where it’s safe to do so or call 17

19. Senegal

Posted on 5 December 2016 | 6:29 am

Latest update: Entry requirements section – a passport with at least three months’ validity is required for visitors entering Senegal on a one-way airline ticket; a passport covering the proposed duration of your stay is required if you travel to Senegal with a return airline ticket

20. Indonesia

Posted on 5 December 2016 | 5:08 am

Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice about a protest in central Jakarta on 2 December 2016

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