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  • USA
    Latest update: Summary - Tropical Storm Bonnie is forecast to affect parts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia from Saturday 28 May 2016.
  • Comoros
    Latest update: Summary - the new President was inaugurated on 26 May 2016; you should avoid political gatherings and demonstrations and remain vigilant
  • Sudan
    Latest update: Summary – there have been several demonstrations originating in universities throughout Sudan, some of which have sparked violent clashes resulting in fatalities and injuries; avoid any demonstrations, monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities
  • Mozambique
    Latest update: Summary - there have been armed attacks on vehicles on main roads in Manica, Sofala and Zambezia provinces in recent weeks; if you’re travelling by road make sure you have relevant documents with you at all times and monitor local media
  • Tunisia
    Latest update: Summary - removal of advice and information on the annual Jewish pilgrimage to the El Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba
  • Sweden
    Latest update: Summary - information and advice for Wales fans travelling to Stockholm on 5 June 2016
  • Slovakia
    Latest update: Summary - information and advice for fans travelling to Trnava for Northern Ireland’s football match against Slovakia on 4 June 2016
  • Malawi
    Latest update: Safety & security section (Road travel) - you should carry a copy of your passport and visa/residence permit when driving
  • Zimbabwe
    Latest update: Summary - removal of advice about a march in central Harare on 25 May
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    Latest update: Summary - there are political demonstrations planned in Kinshasa on 26 May 2016, and continued reports of an increased police presence in Lubumbashi; you should remain vigilant, follow local security advice and avoid large crowds or demonstrations
  • Thailand
    Latest update: Summary & Health section - a case of locally transmitted Zika virus has been confirmed in the last 3 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
  • Bahrain
    Latest update: Safety and security section - information about protests on 26 May 2016
  • Cambodia
    Latest update: Safety and security section (political situation) - there are heightened political tensions in Phnom Penh with reports of the attempted arrest of the leader of the opposition on 26 May 2016; you should avoid all public gatherings, follow travel advice and monitor local media
  • Portugal
    Latest update: Summary – updated number of British visitors to Portugal in 2015
  • Nepal
    Latest Update: A transport strike is planned for 26 May in the Kathmandu Valley which is likely to affect the availability of public transport.
  • China
    Latest update: Entry requirements section – if you’re transiting through ports in Shanghai, Zhejiang Province or Jiangsu Province, and travelling on to a third country within 144 hours, you can now enter China visa-free; you must be staying in Shanghai municipality, Zhejiang Province or Jiangsu Province, and have evidence of your onward journey to a third country within 144 hours of ...
  • Belgium
    Latest update: Summary - strikes are due to affect Belgian rail services from 10pm, 30 May to 10pm, 31 May; you should check local news and transport sites before you travel
  • France
    Latest update: Summary - the Mon-essence.fr website has produced a map developed from data supplied by users of its mobile app to help motorists identify petrol stations where fuel is not available
  • Romania
    Latest update: Safety & security (Road travel) - updated statistics on road deaths
  • Greece
    Latest update: Summary - Strike action on 25 to 27 May will affect ferry and public transport services; you should check with your travel agent or ticket issuing company for further advice

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