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  • Bahrain
    Latest update Safety and security section (Demonstrations) – planned demonstrations on 28 July 2017
  • Jordan
    Latest update: Summary – there was an incident on 23 July 2017 near to the Israeli embassy in which two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli injured; there’s a heightened risk of protests across Jordan in central Amman and in other urban areas, which may occur without warning; you should avoid downtown Amman, the immediate vicinity of the Israeli embassy and the centres of other ...
  • Malta
    Summary – removal of information and advice about the general election
  • Taiwan
    Latest update: Summary – Tropical Storm Nesat may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of Taiwan from around 28 July 2017
  • India
    Latest update: Summary - heavy rains are causing flooding across large parts of Gujarat; rail and road transport has been affected, and some national highways are closed due to flooding; if you're in or plan to travel to those areas, exercise caution, monitor the media, warnings issued by the local authorities and local weather updates from the Indian Meteorological Department
  • Greece
    Following the earthquake off the coast of Kos on 21 July 2017, Kos Airport is now fully operational. Ferry services are being diverted to other ports on the island of Kos, given damage to the main port. If you have concerns about ferry services, please contact your ferry company or tour operator.
  • Portugal
    Latest update: Summary – there have been some large forest fires in central and northern Portugal this summer that have claimed lives; further fires remain a risk throughout the summer period, you should check with the local authorities if you’re considering travelling to the affected areas
  • Laos
    Latest update: Entry requirements section (UK Emergency Travel Documents) – UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Laos; if you're planning to enter Laos using a UK Emergency Travel Document you should contact the nearest Lao embassy or consulate to get the appropriate visa before you travel
  • Belgium
    Latest update: Summary – Commemorative events for the Third Battle of Ypres, commonly known as Passchendaele, will take place on 30 and 31 July 2017; information and advice page for travellers
  • Burma
    Latest update: Summary and Health section - removal of information and advice about H1N1 (swine flu)
  • Tunisia
    Latest update: Summary – the Foreign and Commonwealth Office no longer advise against travel to Tunisia, except for parts of the south and interior and certain areas near the borders with Algeria and Libya
  • Switzerland
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information on an attack in the Schaffhausen area on 24 July 2017
  • France
    Latest update: Summary - there are wild fires across parts of southern France and Corsica; some areas have been evacuated; you should monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities; for up to date information about the location of fires, follow the social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) of the local fire service
  • Uruguay
    Latest update: Summary section - Uruguay has recently legalised the sale of marijuana by registered pharmacies for recreational use. However, this is only available to Uruguayan nationals in possession of a licence. Tourists aren't allowed to buy marijuana.
  • Denmark
    reviewed and reissued without amendment
  • Venezuela
    Latest Update: Summary - Large and potentially violent protests and significantly reduced commercial activity are likely due to a 48 hour general strike on 26 and 27 July 2017.
  • Peru
    Latest Update: Summary Section - State of emergency declared to protect tourists visiting areas affected by strikes
  • Egypt
    Latest update: Health section – removal of information on South Sinai Hospital
  • Turkey
    Latest update: Summary - removal of information on the earthquake off the coast of Bodrum on 21 July 2017
  • Philippines
    Latest update: Summary - martial law is in place across the whole of Mindanao until 31 December 2017

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