British Government Travel Warnings

Updated on Saturday, August 27th, 2016

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

Latest Warnings

  1. Bolivia
  2. Thailand
  3. Uzbekistan
  4. Turkmenistan
  5. Tajikistan
  6. Kazakhstan
  7. Argentina
  8. Kyrgyzstan
  9. Venezuela
  10. Aruba
  11. Italy
  12. Burma
  13. India
  14. Afghanistan
  15. Bahrain
  16. Honduras
  17. Uruguay
  18. Democratic Republic of Congo
  19. Portugal
  20. Turkey

1. Bolivia

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 11:38 am

Latest update: Summary section - there have been road blockades between major cities, with violent confrontations between miners and police. These blockades were lifted on 26 August, but they may be reimposed at short notice. Check local travel advice before travelling by road and don't attempt to cross a blockade.

2. Thailand

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 9:20 am

Latest update: Summary – there were multiple explosions and incidents in tourist areas across Thailand on 11, 12 and 14 August; there remains an increased security presence in some tourist areas; you should exercise caution, particularly in public places, and follow the advice of local authorities; further incidents are possible in these and other areas of Thailand

3. Uzbekistan

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 7:52 am

Latest update: Summary - the Uzbek authorities have indicated that there will be restrictions on land entry for non-Uzbek nationals at Uzbekistan’s borders until 5 September 2016, during the period around Uzbekistan’s Independence Day

4. Turkmenistan

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 7:46 am

Latest update: Safety & security section (Local travel) - the Uzbek authorities have indicated that there will be restrictions on land entry into Uzbekistan for non-Uzbek nationals until 5 September 2016

5. Tajikistan

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 7:40 am

Latest update: Safety & security section (Local travel) - the Uzbek authorities have indicated that there will be restrictions on land entry into Uzbekistan for non-Uzbek nationals until 5 September 2016

6. Kazakhstan

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 7:36 am

Latest update: Safety & security section (Local travel) - the Uzbek authorities have indicated that there will be restrictions on land entry into Uzbekistan for non-Uzbek nationals until 5 September 2016

7. Argentina

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 7:36 am

Latest update: Safety & security section (Crime) - remain aware at all times in Buenos Aires, robberies are known to occur in the streets immediately outside of the Caminito tourist area in La Boca; make sure you stay within the designated tourist area where there are high visibility police patrols; in Mendoza, remain aware, particularly at the bus terminal and General San Martín Park

8. Kyrgyzstan

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 7:32 am

Latest update: Safety & security (Local travel) - the Uzbek authorities have indicated that there will be restrictions on land entry into Uzbekistan for non-Uzbek nationals until 5 September 2016

9. Venezuela

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 4:54 am

Latest update: Summary - major political protests are due to take place in Caracas on 1 September; you should remain vigilant and limit your movements in central Caracas and on routes in and out of Caracas (including to and from Maiquietía International Airport)

10. Aruba

Posted on 26 August 2016 | 1:52 am

Latest update: Summary and Health sections - cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 9 months; you should read the information and advice published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns

11. Italy

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 8:31 am

Latest update: Summary - updated contact details for information about the earthquake in central Italy

12. Burma

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 7:02 am

Latest update: Summary - an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck central Burma on the evening of 24 August; if you’re in the affected area you should follow the advice of the local authorities

13. India

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 6:26 am

Latest update: Safety and security section - scams operating at airports and trains stations; Local laws and customs section - there are strict guidelines regarding the import and export of goods; Entry requirements section - beware of fake websites offering the e-TV service

14. Afghanistan

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 5:25 am

Latest update: Summary - on 24 August there was an attack against the American University of Afghanistan compound in Kabul

15. Bahrain

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 4:08 am

Latest update: Safety and security section - information on protests from 25 to 26 August 2016

16. Honduras

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 3:22 am

Latest update: Summary – information on the number of visitors to Honduras in 2015; Safety & security section (Consular assistance) – updated contact details for British nationals requiring consular assistance

17. Uruguay

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 3:18 am

Latest update: Summary – there’s a zero tolerance limit for driving under the influence of alcohol; removal of information and advice on tornado in Dolores, Soriano

18. Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 2:09 am

Latest update: Summary - removal of advice and information on the ‘ville morte’ (nation-wide general strike) held on 23 August

19. Portugal

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 9:26 am

Latest update: Summary – industrial action by contractors starting on Wednesday 24 August 2016 is expected to cause delays to departure at airports in Portugal; you should allow extra time for check in and follow the advice from your airline or travel company

20. Turkey

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 3:01 am

Latest update: Summary – on 24 August 2016, the Turkish military started operations across the Turkey-Syria border near Karkamis and special security zones declared along parts of the Syrian border

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