British Government Travel Warnings

Updated on Thursday, March 30th, 2017

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

Latest Warnings

  1. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  2. Bahrain
  3. Russia
  4. Chile
  5. Kenya
  6. France
  7. Burma
  8. Gambia
  9. Belarus
  10. Nigeria
  11. Australia
  12. Bermuda
  13. French Guiana
  14. Austria
  15. Guinea-Bissau
  16. Pitcairn Island
  17. Ecuador
  18. Togo
  19. Afghanistan
  20. Macao

1. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted on 30 March 2017 | 8:11 am

Latest update: Summary – the Foreign and Commonwealth Office now advise against all travel to the provinces of Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental

2. Bahrain

Posted on 30 March 2017 | 6:46 am

Latest update: Safety and security section - information about demonstrations on Thursday 30 March 2017 and Saturday 1 April 2017

3. Russia

Posted on 30 March 2017 | 6:24 am

Latest update: Summary - removal of information on several large demonstrations in cities across Russia on 26 March 2017

4. Chile

Posted on 30 March 2017 | 4:49 am

Latest update: Summary – removal of information on violent incidents in Santiago and Valparaiso on 29 March 2017

5. Kenya

Posted on 30 March 2017 | 3:54 am

Latest update: Summary – the central county of Laikipia has seen numerous invasions by cattle herders onto privately held ranches and conservancies, in some cases leading to violence and arson; security forces are seeking to enforce private property rights; you should check the latest situation at your destination ahead of travel to the region

6. France

Posted on 30 March 2017 | 3:42 am

Latest update: Summary – all vehicles, including motorbikes driving in central Paris, Lyon and Grenoble will need to display a special ‘pollution sticker’; if you have a vehicle registered in France, you can apply now for a sticker from the French Ministry of the Environment website

7. Burma

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 9:31 am

Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) – by elections will take place on 1 April in parts of Rangoon and Bago, and in Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Sagaing, Shan and Kayah States; keep yourself updated on the campaign and avoid protests or demonstrations

8. Gambia

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 9:20 am

Latest update: Summary - parliamentary elections are due to take place on 6 April 2017

9. Belarus

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 7:28 am

Latest update: Safety and Security section (Political situation) – on 25 March 2017, the security forces used force to disperse opposition rallies and marches, more rallies could take place in Minsk and other large towns between now and 9 May 2017; you should maintain a high level of security awareness, particularly in public places and avoid large crowds and demonstrations; Entry requirements (visas) – if you intend to work as a journalist make sure you receive accreditation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and that you’re clearly identifiable at all times

10. Nigeria

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 7:07 am

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

11. Australia

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 4:18 am

Latest update: Summary – severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie caused significant damage and flooding with further heavy further rainfall expected across Queensland including Brisbane; the Australian government has activated a disaster response plan; you should monitor the media closely and follow the advice of local emergency services

12. Bermuda

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 3:21 am

Latest update: Health section - removal of information about Chikungunya virus

13. French Guiana

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 2:20 am

Latest update: Summary - there are reports of social unrest and strike action across French Guiana with some local services closed, petrol shortages and flight cancellations; if you’re in an affected area, follow the advice of the local authorities and contact your travel company for more information

14. Austria

Posted on 29 March 2017 | 2:15 am

Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice about the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Styria from 14 to 25 March 2017

15. Guinea-Bissau

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:32 am

Latest update: minor editorial amendments throughout

16. Pitcairn Island

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 8:03 am

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

17. Ecuador

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 7:42 am

Latest update: Natural disasters section (Rainy seasons) - the Metropolitan District of Quito declared an emergency on 23 March 2017 following heavy rains in the capital; there has been localised flooding and some landslides; heavy rains are expected to continue for several weeks; you should monitor local media and check with your tour operator to avoid disruption

18. Togo

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 5:02 am

Latest update: Safety and Security section – there have been demonstrations in Lomé, most recently in February 2017 against fuel price increases; you should avoid all large crowds and demonstrations and monitor local media; Health section – the 2015 UNAIDS report on the Global AIDS epidemic estimated that around 110,00 adults aged 15 or over in Togo were living with HIV; you should exercise normal precautions to avoid exposure to HIV/AIDS

19. Afghanistan

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 4:47 am

Latest update: Safety and security section – on 8 March 2017, the Afghan National Army hospital in Kabul was attacked by insurgents killing about 50 people

20. Macao

Posted on 28 March 2017 | 3:31 am

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

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