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.

21 Apr 2017

Venezuela
Latest Update - Summary: There have been regular large political demonstrations and protests in Caracas and other cities during April 2017, which have led to arrests, injuries, and deaths. You should remain vigilant and informed, and avoid protests and demonstrations, which can turn violent with little warning. The authorities often use tear gas and buckshot to disperse protests.

Ethiopia
Latest update: Summary – the FCO no longer advise against travel to the Danakil desert area, north of the Mille-Djibouti and Mille-Chifra roads, and east of the towns of Bere-Ale, Shehet, Didigsala and Chifra; if you are planning to travel there, you should travel as part of an organised group and be aware of the risk of excessive heat and the difficult terrain in some areas, notably around the volcano of Erta Ale; facilities are basic in Danakil; there’s no running water and medical facilities are limited

Mexico
Latest update: Safety and security section – updated information and advice by region

Switzerland
Latest update: Summary – updated number of British visitors to Switzerland; Safety and security section – updated road death figures

Spain
Latest update: Summary – there have been reports of an increase in holidaymakers being encouraged to submit a claim for personal injury if they have experienced gastric illness during their stay; you can find more information about the action you can take if you have suffered a personal injury on the Citizens Advice website; you should only consider pursuing a complaint or claim if you have genuinely suffered from injury or illness; if you make a false or fraudulent claim, you may face legal proceedings in the UK or Spain

Serbia
Latest update: Summary – removal of information about threats over the Easter period

Montenegro
Latest update: Summary – removal of information about threats over the Easter period

Macedonia
Latest update: Summary – removal of information about threats over the Easter period

Kosovo
Latest update: Summary – removal of information about threats over the Easter period

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Latest update: Summary – removal of information about threats over the Easter period

Albania
Latest update: Summary – removal of information about threats over the Easter period

Bulgaria
Latest update: minor editorial amendments

France
Latest update: Summary – the incident on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on the evening of 20 April 2017 is now over; if you’re in the area you should continue to follow the advice of the local authorities

Moldova
Latest update: Summary - due to unexpected severe winter weather conditions, the international airport in Chisinau is currently closed; the local authorities in Chisinau have declared a general emergency and advised everyone to stay at home due to the severe conditions; you should follow and monitor the local authorities' advice


20 Apr 2017

Chad
Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

Cameroon
Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

Pakistan
Latest update: Summary – the Pakistani authorities are investigating reports of planning for a potential terrorist attack at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad and have increased security at the airport; you may encounter further security checks while using the airport; you should exercise caution, be extra vigilant and keep a low profile

Greece
Latest update: Summary – a small explosive device detonated in central Athens on 19 April 2017 causing minor damage but no injuries

Bahrain
Latest update: Safety and security section - information about demonstrations planned from 20 to 22 April 2017


19 Apr 2017

Colombia
Latest update: Summary - Colombia is currently in its rainy season. There have been heavy rains in Antioquia and previously in the south-west of Colombia, causing flooding, landslides and mudslides