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  • Indonesia
    2017-05-24T17:04
    Latest Update: Summary - There have been reports of a bomb explosion at the Kampung Melayu bus station in East Jakarta on 24 May 2017. You should avoid this area. The FCO continues to advise that the threat from terrorism remains high in Indonesia. You should be vigilant, take care at all times, and follow the advice of the local authorities.
  • North Korea
    2017-05-24T15:05
    Latest update: Summary - tensions are high on the Korean peninsula; there's a continuing threat of further missile or nuclear tests, which could lead to greater instability in the region; there have been recent cases of foreign nationals being prevented from leaving the country and/or being detained; risks could increase if international tensions rise or the security situation ...
  • South Korea
    2017-05-24T15:01
    Latest update: Summary and Safety & security section – updated information and advice about the level of inter-Korean tensions; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the current level of threat from inter-Korean conflict; Safety and security section (Road travel) – updated statistics
  • Algeria
    2017-05-24T11:28
    Latest update: Terrorism section - terrorist groups have been active across the country and pose a threat throughout Algeria, including in Algiers and other major cities.
  • Dominica
    2017-05-24T09:44
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - in February 2017, a political demonstration in Dominica’s capital, Roseau, was broken up by police; further, smaller demonstrations have taken place since then; on 23 May 2017, there were reports that gunshots had been fired outside the parliament building; you should check to see if any demonstrations are planned during ...
  • Laos
    2017-05-24T09:27
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) – don’t leave your passport as a deposit or guarantee when hiring motorcycles; Local laws and customs section – don’t get involved with drugs; there have been a number of occasions where British nationals have suffered fatal overdoses from very small quantities; Health section - there are no proper mental health services or care ...
  • Bolivia
    2017-05-24T08:47
    Latest update: Summary - removal of information about a 24-hour transport strike in the city of La Paz on 17 May 2017
  • Philippines
    2017-05-24T03:54
    Latest update: Summary – clashes are underway between government forces and militants in Marawi City, Mindanao. On May 23 2017, President Duterte declared martial law for the whole of Mindanao for 60 days “in order to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety”. Government officials said martial law measures would include the suspension of the writ of habeas ...
  • Syria
    2017-05-23T16:29
    Latest update: editorial amendments throughout
  • Paraguay
    2017-05-23T16:14
    Latest update: Summary – removal of information on violent protests in Asunción
  • Eritrea
    2017-05-23T15:20
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Eritrea
  • Uganda
    2017-05-23T14:27
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Uganda
  • Rwanda
    2017-05-23T13:53
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Rwanda
  • Congo
    2017-05-23T13:45
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in the Republic of Congo
  • Namibia
    2017-05-23T13:38
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in the Namibia
  • Central African Republic
    2017-05-23T11:27
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in the Central African Republic (CAR)
  • Zambia
    2017-05-23T11:16
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Zambia
  • Swaziland
    2017-05-23T11:11
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Swaziland
  • São Tomé and Principe
    2017-05-23T11:09
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in São Tomé and Principe
  • Malawi
    2017-05-23T11:06
    Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Malawi

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