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  • Brazil
    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
  • New Caledonia
    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
  • Senegal
    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
  • Indonesia
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice about a protest in central Jakarta on 2 December 2016
  • Peru
    Latest update: Natural disasters section (Volcanoes) - the local authorities have advised the public not to trek or climb in the area of the Hualca Hualca volcano in Arequipa; you should pay careful attention to all warnings
  • Ecuador
    Latest update: Natural disasters section - update on volcanic and seismic activity
  • Ethiopia
    Latest update: Summary - with the exception of the woredas (districts) of Tsegede, Mirab Armacho and Tach Armacho in North Gonder, the FCO no longer advise against all but essential travel to the Amhara and Oromia regions
  • Cuba
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice on the official mourning period following the death of former President Fidel Castro on 25 November
  • India
    Latest Update: Summary Section - On 4 December 2016, Chief Minister to Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha, suffered a cardiac arrest. There could be severe congestion around the Nungambakkam area, in particular outside the Main Apollo Hospital
  • Venezuela
    Latest Update: Safety and security - Increase your vigilance and remain alert and cautious at all times during December.
  • Gambia
    Latest update: Summary – the block on internet and outgoing international calls during the election has now been lifted
  • Georgia
    Latest update: Entry requirements section – Georgia has a very strict anti-drugs policy, which can cause serious problems for travellers and in some cases lead to administrative and criminal proceedings; you should carry a doctor’s prescription if you intend to travel with prescription medicine and declare the items on arrival, by filling in a customs declaration form
  • Uganda
    Latest update: Summary – between 24 and 27 November, 2016, there were a series of violent clashes in Kasese District (western Uganda), including the town of Kasese, between the Ugandan security forces and the royal guards of the Rwenzururu Kingdom, resulting in significant loss of life; you should exercise caution if travelling to the area, avoid crowds and follow local media for the ...
  • Nicaragua
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Sea travel) - safety regulations and standards vary greatly; you should check the operator’s insurance cover before beginning your journey; in January 2016 a passenger boat travelling between islands off the Atlantic coast sank with the loss of 13 lives
  • Thailand
    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - Thai security authorities have said that in October 2016 they disrupted the planning of attacks in Bangkok; further incidents are possible throughout Thailand; the Thai authorities have on a number of occasions warned of the possibility of attacks to coincide with symbolic dates or holidays
  • Benin
    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, take necessary precautions and watch out for pickpockets
  • Ghana
    Latest update: Summary and safety and security section - Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary elections are due to be held on 7 December 2016; demonstrations could occur at any time in any part of the country before, during and after the elections; you should be vigilant, avoid all demonstrations, rallies, offices of political parties and buildings associated with the elections ...
  • Cameroon
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice about polio vaccination certificate requirements
  • Uzbekistan
    Latest update: Summary - presidential elections will be held on Sunday 4 December 2016; there may be some increase in identity and security checks
  • Netherlands
    Latest update: Summary - there may be increased security in place over the Christmas and New Year period, including at Christmas markets and other major events that might attract large crowds; you should remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities

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