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  • Greece
    2016-05-05T19:47
    Latest Update: Summary – the main public sector union has called for strike action on 6-7 May and other trade unions are expected to join the action; seamen and port workers have separately called for a four day strike from 6-10 May; you should contact your ferry operator for further advice
  • Chad
    2016-05-05T15:38
    Latest update: Summary - the Chadian government has extended a state of emergency for the Lake Chad region until October 2016; removal of advice and information on presidential elections
  • Iraq
    2016-05-05T15:31
    Latest update: Summary – on 30 April 2016, protestors gained access to the international zone in Baghdad and demonstrations occurred at the parliament and cabinet office; further demonstrations may take place, especially on Fridays in and around Tahrir square; you should monitor local media
  • Canada
    2016-05-05T14:21
    Lateast update: Summary - wildfires are affecting the city of Fort McMurray and residents of the entire city and area are under a mandatory evacuation advisory; the Alberta government has advised not to travel to Fort McMurray and the surrounding area
  • Spain
    2016-05-05T14:15
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice for Manchester City fans travelling to Madrid on 4 May 2016
  • Bahrain
    2016-05-05T13:45
    Latest update: Safety and security section - information about protests from 5-7 May 2016
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    2016-05-05T12:30
    Latest update: Summary - there are reports of an increased police presence in Lubumbashi; you should follow local security advice and continue to avoid large crowds or demonstrations
  • Bangladesh
    2016-05-05T10:38
    Latest update: Summary - violent incidents may occur across Bangladesh following confirmation on 5 May of the death sentence for a leading opposition figure; you should take appropriate security precautions
  • Chile
    2016-05-04T18:13
    Latest update: Summary - Protests by local fishermen have made travel in and around Chiloe in the Lakes Region difficult
  • Poland
    2016-05-04T16:31
    Latest update: Summary - the NATO Summit is taking place in Warsaw on 8 and 9 July 2016 and World Youth Day will take place in Krakow, 25 to 31 July 2016; both events are likely to cause significant disruption
  • Uganda
    2016-05-04T15:49
    Latest update: Summary - the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is intending to hold further demonstrations, including a proposed march from the Najjanankumbi area of southern Kampala to Nakivubo Blue primary school in the central business district, on 5 May 2016; remain vigilant and avoid large crowds and demonstrations
  • Montserrat
    2016-05-04T15:08
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Sea travel) – there is currently no ferry service to the island
  • Anguilla
    2016-05-04T13:31
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - the cost of a (tourist) driving licence is now US$25
  • France
    2016-05-04T11:28
    Latest update: Health section – cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the French overseas collectivity of Saint Barthélemy in the last 2 months; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • South Sudan
    2016-05-04T09:54
    Latest update: Summary - removal of information on commercial flights operating out of Juba
  • Mozambique
    2016-05-04T09:33
    Latest update: Entry requirements section - UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry into, transit through and exit from Mozambique as long as they have a minimum of 6 months’ validity and a valid entry visa
  • Zimbabwe
    2016-05-04T09:13
    Latest update: Money section – there are reports of ATMs running low on money; you should ensure you have sufficient funds in cash for your visit
  • The Occupied Palestinian Territories
    2016-05-03T16:53
    Latest update: Local laws and customs section - if you are caught breaking local laws on import and export of wild animals you can expect to receive a substantial fine and up to 2 years in prison
  • Israel
    2016-05-03T16:51
    Latest update: Local laws and customs section - if you are caught breaking local laws on import and export of wild animals you can expect to receive a substantial fine and up to 2 years in prison
  • Turkey
    2016-05-03T16:13
    Latest update: Summary - removal of information and advice on May Day rallies

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