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  • Bolivia
    Summary - removal of information about road blockades near Achacachi, which have now been lifted
  • Russia
    Latest update: Summary - Liverpool FC take on Spartak Moscow on Tuesday 26 September 2017 and Manchester United visit CSKA Moscow on Wednesday 27 September 2017 in the UEFA Champions League group stage; see our information and advice pages for Liverpool and Manchester United supporters travelling to Moscow.
  • Ethiopia
    Summary – from 26 September 2017, you won’t be able to buy and use Ethio Tel SIM cards in mobile devices that haven’t been purchased in Ethiopia or registered with the authorities. From 26 to 27 September, Meskel celebrations will take place; traffic will be extremely busy and many roads will be blocked. On 1 October, the Oromia region will celebrate Irreecha; you should avoid large ...
  • India
    Latest update: minor editorial amendments
  • Spain
    Summary – removal of information on forest fires in Gran Canaria
  • Poland
    Summary – removal of information on the 2017 UEFA European under-21 football championships
  • Maldives
    Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting an increase in the level of threat.
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
    Latest Update: Summary - The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the island of Grand Turk. This advice does not apply to the remainder of the territory, in particular Providenciales, where services are returning to normal. The Turks and Caicos Islands were severely impacted by the passage of Hurricane Irma on Thursday 7 September 2017. Hurricane Maria has now passed TCI, with ...
  • Dominica
    Latest Update: Summary - the FCO is currently advising against all but essential travel to Dominica; Hurricane Maria passed over Dominica on 19 September 2017; initial reports indicate widespread damage to buildings, infrastructure and communications; the airport is closed but commercial ferry options are available; if you're in Dominica, you should exercise caution and follow the advice ...
  • Mexico
    Latest Update: Summary - On 23 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Oaxaca. On 7 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 off the coast of Chiapas. There have been reports of severe damage in southern Mexico. Local services, including transport, may be affected. If you’re in the area, you should follow the advice of the local authorities.
  • Dominican Republic
    Latest Update: Summary - Hurricane Maria passed the Dominican Republic on 21 September 2017; there were reports of local flooding and some damage in the north and east. Airports are open and there was no serious damage to tourist infrastructure; you should contact your tour operator or airline for more information.
  • Anguilla
    Latest Update: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to Anguilla; Hurricane Maria passed Anguilla on Wednesday 20 September 2017.
  • Montserrat
    Latest Update: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to Montserrat.
  • Cuba
    Latest Update: The central northern coast of Cuba has been badly damaged following Hurricane Irma, including the Cayos region and airport, although the government is working to restore services before the main tourist season in November. Many towns in Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Villa Clara and Matanzas provinces were also severely affected. Communication is gradually being restored across ...
  • British Virgin Islands
    Latest Update: Summary – change to advice against travel; The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advise against all but essential travel to the British Virgin Islands; Hurricane Maria has now passed BVI, but it added to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The local authorities introduced a curfew from 6pm on Monday 18 September, which currently remains in force. You ...
  • Turkey
    Latest update: Minor editorial amendments
  • Indonesia
    Summary – on 22 September 2017, the National Disaster Management Authority raised the volcanic alert level for Mount Agung in north east Bali to level 4; you should follow the advice of the local authorities and stay outside the exclusion zone which extends between 9 and 12 km from the crater; in the event of an eruption and volcanic ash clouds, which could cause flight disruptions, you ...
  • Venezuela
    Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - updated details on import duty if you’re bringing new personal items or merchandise into Venezuela; there have been reports of travellers being asked to pay bribes to either enter or leave the country at Maiquetia airport; there are regular reports of intermittent shortages of petrol throughout Venezuela; update on outbursts of ...
  • Malawi
    Safety & security section (Crime) – from 16 to 21 September 2017, the Malawi police service reported two separate attacks on visitors to the Mount Mulanje area and tensions remain high; you should exercise caution in the area, especially after dark
  • Cameroon
    Summary – there is the potential for unrest in the north west and south west regions for a few weeks from 22 September 2017. There have been several recent explosions in Bamenda, one of which resulted in some injuries. There are reports of protests in these regions and movements within the north west region have been restricted by the Government between midnight on 21 September and ...

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