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  • Burma
    Safety and security section (Rakhine state) – on 16 January 2018 protests related to an Arakan national event took place in Mrauk U in Central Rakhine in which 7 were killed and 30 civilians and police were injured
  • India
    Summary - there are reports that the taxi strike in Goa will continue into Saturday 20 January, continuing to affect travel in and around Goa, including on the road to the airport and around hotels and beaches. You should monitor the media for the latest information, and follow the instructions of the local authorities. Allow more time for travel and speak to your hotel, airline or travel ...
  • Mexico
    Health section – there has been an increase in reported cases of a food and water bug, cyclospora, affecting travellers returning from Mexico, you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre; Entry requirements section (Departure tax) – you may need to pay a departure tax when leaving Mexico by air or land. The cost can vary and some airports or border ...
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Latest update: Summary - there have been calls for peaceful political events to be held across the DRC on Sunday 21 January; you should remain vigilant and be aware of disruptions to journeys around Kinshasa and other large cities; internet and phone services may be interrupted; you should monitor local news and media
  • Réunion
    Summary - removal of information on Tropical Cyclone Berguitta
  • Nauru
    this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Marshall Islands
    this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Kiribati
    this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
  • Samoa
    minor editorial amendments
  • Colombia
    Latest update: Summary - a temporary ceasefire between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) ended on 9 January 2018; the ELN has since renewed its attacks on the Colombian state and further attacks could take place in areas where they are present
  • Thailand
    Entry requirements section (Travelling with medicines) – some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK are considered controlled substances in Thailand. Penalties for non-compliance with the regulations can be severe; you can find out more information by contacting the Royal Thai embassy
  • Peru
    Summary – during the Pope’s visit of 18 to 21 January 2018, access to Lima airport and other airports and roads where the Pope will be visiting will be restricted; you should plan your journey accordingly; Local law and customs section – you may be asked to show your passport to enter some archaeological sites; you should check this with your tour operator in advance
  • Jamaica
    Latest Update: Summary Section - State of Emergency declared in St James Parish which includes Montego Bay, in response to recent violence including shooting incidents
  • Mauritius
    Summary - Tropical Cyclone Berguitta passed through Mauritius on 18 January and all cyclone warnings have been lifted. There has been serious flooding in some areas. Before making your journey you should contact your airline for the latest information on flight disruptions or cancellations.
  • Honduras
    Summary & Safety and Security Sections – the opposition have called for nationwide protests and demonstrations on 20 and 21 January and also on 25, 26 and 27 January, the latter may target roads and airports; it’s likely transport will be significantly disrupted in the week leading up to the presidential inauguration on 27 January
  • Madagascar
    Summary – removal of information on Tropical Storm Ava
  • St Maarten
    Latest update: Summary - update to information on who to contact if in need of consular assistance in St Maarten
  • Aruba
    Latest update: Summary – update to information on who to contact if in need of consular assistance in Aruba
  • Angola
    minor editorial amendments
  • Bahrain
    Safety and security section (Demonstrations) - removal of information on demonstrations on 12 January

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