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  • Zimbabwe
    Summary - the political situation in Harare remains uncertain and there continues to be a military presence in and around the city; this doesn't appear to have been replicated in other parts of the country. You should continue to exercise caution when travelling around the capital. There have been calls for several marches in support of the military to take place in Harare on 18 November; ...
  • USA
    Summary – removal of information about restrictions on the carriage of electronic items on flights departing to the US from a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, which have now been lifted by the US Department of Homeland Security
  • Mongolia
    Entry requirements section - you can only use a UK Emergency Travel Document (ETD) to enter Mongolia if you’re a permanent resident or for airside transit. ETDs can be used to exit Mongolia. If your ETD has been issued in Mongolia and you are a permanent resident in Mongolia, you’ll need an exit visa from the Immigration Authority. If you don’t have a residence permit, you won’t ...
  • Nigeria
    Safety and security section (Criminal kidnaps) – in the past five years several foreign nationals, including British nationals, have been kidnapped, and in some cases killed, in Nigeria; most of these kidnaps occurred in the Niger Delta region
  • Spain
    Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - updated information on the threat from terrorism reflecting a reduced threat.
  • Canada
    Summary – removal of information on terrorist incident in Edmonton
  • Burma
    Summary and Safety & security section (local travel) – the Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Paletwa township in southern Chin state due active armed conflict; if you’re visiting Mount Victoria in Mindat township you should seek advice from tour operators before travel
  • Libya
    Terrorism – foreign nationals have recently been kidnapped in the south-west of Libya; there remains a continuing high threat of kidnap across the whole of Libya
  • Bahrain
    Summary – on 17 and 18 November 2017, religious processions in central Manama and across Bahrain will mark the commemoration of the death of the Prophet Muhammad; while these events are expected to be peaceful, there is a possibility they could be utilised by anti-government protestors; additional information about an attack on an oil pipeline on 10 November 2017. Safety and security ...
  • Tanzania
    Summary – In October and November 2017, there were 2 accidents affecting Coastal Aviation flights to the Serengeti National Park. In the most recent incident, all 11 people on board were killed
  • Eritrea
    Money section – there are low limits on local currency that can be taken from Eritrea; if you attempt to take more than 1,000 Nakfa you may have it confiscated; if you attempt to carry more than 5,000 Nakfa you may be subject to prosecution
  • India
    Latest update: Health section and summary - update to existing information on urban air pollution; severe air pollution is a major hazard to public health in Delhi, and a serious concern in many other Indian cities; children, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions may be especially affected; you can find further information and advice on air quality on the World Health ...
  • Ukraine
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - addition of information about incidents of marriage fraud and attempted extortion in Ukraine affecting foreign nationals.
  • St Maarten
    Latest update: editorial update removing information on the immediate response to Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria in September 2017.
  • Cambodia
    Summary – on 16 November 2017, Cambodia’s Supreme Court is expected to finalise a case to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party; there is likely to be a heightened security presence in Phnom Penh from 15 November; Access to popular tourist sites may be affected; you should avoid protests and demonstrations, monitor local media and follow the advice of the local ...
  • Azerbaijan
    Summary – Chelsea FC take on Qarabag FK in the Champions League on 22 November 2017; information and advice page for travelling fans
  • Andorra
    this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Indonesia
    Entry requirements section – the Indonesian embassy has introduced a new e-visa system; you should submit your visa application online. The embassy will no longer accept a handwritten visa application form unless you’re a British Overseas territories citizen or if you’re applying for a diplomatic visa; if you fall into this category you should send a written request to obtain the ...
  • Liechtenstein
    this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Sudan
    Summary – on 6 November 2017, following the dissolution of the legislative council by presidential decree, a state of emergency was announced in Gezira. There’s an increased risk of demonstrations and protests; you should exercise vigilance and avoid large crowds and demonstrations wherever possible

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