British Government Travel Warnings

Updated on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

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

Latest Warnings

  1. Cambodia
  2. Nepal
  3. Bahrain
  4. Kazakhstan
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Turkey
  7. Belgium
  8. France
  9. Malawi
  10. Côte d'Ivoire
  11. Mauritania
  12. Senegal
  13. Portugal
  14. India
  15. Peru
  16. Mali
  17. Iran
  18. Uzbekistan
  19. Saudi Arabia
  20. Pakistan

1. Cambodia

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 7:32 am

Latest update: Safety & security section (Crime) – in 2017, there have been incidents of lone women being sexually assaulted by men claiming to be motorbike taxi drivers in the Pub Street area of Siem Reap; you should be vigilant at all times, especially when walking alone; Entry requirements section (UK Emergency Travel Documents) – if you’re leaving the country using an ETD issued in Cambodia (and therefore containing no entry stamp), you must get an exit visa prior to departure

2. Nepal

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 5:48 am

Latest update: Summary – local elections are taking place on 28 June 2017, including in regions that border India

3. Bahrain

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 5:07 am

Latest update: Safety and security section (Demonstrations) - planned demonstrations from 22 to 23 June 2017

4. Kazakhstan

Posted on 21 June 2017 | 6:16 am

Latest update: Summary – the International Expo 2017 takes place in Kazakhstan from June to September 2017; information and advice page for visitors

5. Bulgaria

Posted on 21 June 2017 | 6:08 am

Latest update: Summary – there have been reports of an increase in holidaymakers being encouraged to submit a claim for personal injury if they have experienced gastric illness during their stay; you can find more information about the action you can take if you have suffered a personal injury on the Citizens Advice website; you should only consider pursuing a complaint or claim if you have genuinely suffered from injury or illness; if you make a false or fraudulent claim, you may face legal proceedings in the UK or Bulgaria

6. Turkey

Posted on 21 June 2017 | 6:03 am

Latest update: Summary – there have been reports of an increase in holidaymakers being encouraged to submit a claim for personal injury if they have experienced gastric illness during their stay; you can find more information about the action you can take if you have suffered a personal injury on the Citizens Advice website; you should only consider pursuing a complaint or claim if you have genuinely suffered from injury or illness; if you make a false or fraudulent claim, you may face legal proceedings in the UK or Turkey

7. Belgium

Posted on 21 June 2017 | 3:39 am

Latest update: Summary – on 20 June 2017, Belgian security forces helped prevent a suspected terrorist attack at Brussels Central Station; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local security authorities; additional precautionary security measures are being implemented, including an increased security presence at train and metro stations and increased security measures are also likely at public events; you should check arrangements with event organisers

8. France

Posted on 20 June 2017 | 5:25 am

Latest update: Summary – there remain some migrants around Calais, who may seek to enter the UK illegally and there are reports of obstacles being placed on to the road on the approach to Calais Port from the A16 motorway; if this happens you should keep moving where it’s safe to do so, or stop and call 112 if it isn’t safe to proceed (keeping car doors locked)

9. Malawi

Posted on 20 June 2017 | 2:55 am

Latest update: Summary – removal of advice on the teachers’ strike and associated demonstrations in Blantyre and north of Bakala

10. Côte d'Ivoire

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 9:03 am

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a reduced threat

11. Mauritania

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 9:02 am

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a reduced threat

12. Senegal

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 8:59 am

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section -– updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a reduced threat

13. Portugal

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 8:39 am

Latest update: Summary – a forest fire has claimed the lives of a large number of people in the Pedrogão Grande area of central Portugal and isn’t yet under control; other smaller fires have also been reported elsewhere in the country due to high temperatures; forest fires are highly dangerous and unpredictable; check with local authorities if you’re considering travelling to the affected areas

14. India

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 8:12 am

Latest update: Summary – following clashes in Darjeeling with the police on 12 June 2017, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) called for a strike and indefinite shutdown of government offices; further protests followed and most hotels are now shut; if you're planning to travel in the Darjeeling hills please follow local news and the advice of the local authorities, and consult your travel company

15. Peru

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 7:56 am

Latest update: Entry requirements section (Immigration) – if you enter Peru without an entry stamp then you’re required by law to apply for a new entry stamp at the nearest immigration office; the immigration authorities will need you to provide your passport and evidence of your entry to Peru, eg air or bus ticket and exit stamp from the last country you visited

16. Mali

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 6:55 am

Latest update: Summary – on 18 June 2017, there was a terrorist attack at Le Campement Resort, Kangaba, which resulted in multiple casualties; the incident is now over, but further attacks are possible; be vigilant, keep a low profile and follow the advice of local authorities

17. Iran

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 5:17 am

Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting an increase in threat

18. Uzbekistan

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 4:16 am

Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) – Samarkand airport will be closed to all flights from 1 to 31 July 2017; you should contact your travel agent or the airline if you have a booking for this period; Entry requirements (Drones) – licences are required to import drones; unauthorised import and use of drones in Uzbekistan will attract fines, detention and confiscation of equipment

19. Saudi Arabia

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 3:29 am

Latest update: Terrorism section - on 13 June 2017, one security officer was shot and injured in Qatif

20. Pakistan

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 3:12 am

Latest update: Terrorism section - removal of information and advice about possible increased threat on 17 June 2017

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