The tips and advice below represents the official guidance from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, please note that we do not cover travel to any country to which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have advised against all (but essential) travel.

25 Jul 2017

Venezuela
Latest Update: Summary - Large and potentially violent protests and significantly reduced commercial activity are likely due to a 48 hour general strike on 26 and 27 July 2017.

Peru
Latest Update: Summary Section - State of emergency declared to protect tourists visiting areas affected by strikes

Egypt
Latest update: Health section – removal of information on South Sinai Hospital

Turkey
Latest update: Summary - removal of information on the earthquake off the coast of Bodrum on 21 July 2017

Philippines
Latest update: Summary - martial law is in place across the whole of Mindanao until 31 December 2017


24 Jul 2017

Switzerland
Latest update: Summary – Swiss authorities have confirmed an ongoing manhunt in the Schaffhausen area following an attack on the public on 24 July 2017; if you’re in the area or planning to travel there you should follow the instructions of the local security authorities; Swiss police have issued a hotline number: +41 (0) 52 632 83 90

Maldives
Summary - On 24 July 2017, Maldivian military blockaded parliament and forcefully removed MPs from the building, leading to a disturbance around the parliament building (Majlis) area in Malé. Previous demonstrations and political protests have led to violence and arrests. You should take appropriate security precautions, comply with local security requirements and avoid large gatherings, protests and rallies.

The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – the FCO advise against all travel to the Old City of Jerusalem between 6pm and 6am from Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July, and from 6pm Thursday 27 July until 6am Saturday 29 July; three Palestinians have been killed during protests and demonstrations in Jerusalem and the West Bank; there have been calls for further protests over the coming days; two Israeli police officers were fatally shot in a terrorist attack at Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount on 14 July; following this the site was closed for two days and reopened with additional security measures; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of the local authorities

Israel
Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – the FCO advise against all travel to the Old City of Jerusalem between 6pm and 6am from Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July, and from 6pm Thursday 27 July until 6am Saturday 29 July; three Palestinians have been killed during protests and demonstrations in Jerusalem and the West Bank; there have been calls for further protests over the coming days; two Israeli police officers were fatally shot in a terrorist attack at Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount on 14 July; following this the site was closed for two days and reopened with additional security measures; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of the local authorities

Pakistan
Latest update: Summary – on 24 July 2017, an explosion near the Arfa Karim IT tower on Ferozepur road in the Model Town area of Lahore caused multiple casualties; you should avoid the immediate area of the incident for the time being because of an ongoing police investigation, remain vigilant and avoid all demonstrations, large crowds and public events

Kenya
Latest update: Summary – presidential, parliamentary, county and local elections are scheduled for 8 August 2017; rallies and protests may take place in the lead up to, during and after elections; you should monitor local and international media and if a demonstration or disturbance takes place, leave the area quickly

Fiji
Latest update: Summary – removal of information regarding travel through Town Hall road

Macao
Latest update: Entry requirements section – you can stay in Macao for up to 6 months without a visa

Jordan
Latest update: Summary – there was an incident on 23 July 2017 near to the Israeli embassy in which two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli injured; in light of ongoing tensions in Jerusalem, there's a heightened risk of protests across Jordan, which may occur without warning; for the time being, you should avoid the immediate vicinity of the Israeli embassy


22 Jul 2017

Greece
Latest update: Summary - Kos Airport is fully operational and expects to operate a full service from Saturday 22 July. Ferry services are being diverted to other ports on the island of Kos, given damage to the main port. If you have concerns about flights or ferry services, please contact your airline, ferry company or tour operator.


21 Jul 2017

Ukraine
Latest update: Summary (Eastern Ukraine) – if you travel to eastern Ukraine to fight, or to assist others engaged in the conflict, your activities may amount to offences against UK terrorism or other legislation and you could be prosecuted on your return to the UK

Paraguay
Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a decreased threat

Morocco
Latest update: Safety and security section - demonstrations have taken place since October 2016 in northern Morocco, mainly around the town of Al Hoceima; there have been some reports of limited violence during these protests; there have also been a number of smaller protests in other cities; these have remained mostly peaceful to date; Entry requirements section – Moroccan citizens who reside in the UK and travel to Morocco, may not be allowed to return to the UK unless they present evidence of their UK immigration status; this can include their UK biometric residence permit card or a valid UK entry clearance


20 Jul 2017

Netherlands
Latest update: Summary – removal of information on possible terror threat to Scotland v’s England football match on 19 July; Entry requirements section (Travelling with children) – Dutch border authorities have strengthened their precautions against child abduction; parents travelling in sole charge of their children are regularly stopped for further checks at Schiphol airport and occasionally prevented from boarding flights; you should carry a signed authorisation form for travelling abroad with a minor

Bahrain
Safety & security section (Demonstrations) - planned demonstrations on 21 July 2017