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.

16 Jan 2017

Mexico
Latest Update: Summary - update on shooting at the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen in Quintana Roo state on 16 January 2017; if you’re in the area, you should continue to follow the advice of the local authorities; while there are currently no reports of British casualties from this incident, if you’re worried about a friend or family member, contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.

Sierra Leone
Latest update: Safety & security section (Local travel - Getting to Freetown from the airport) – water taxi operators run scheduled services at set times that are aligned with the flight arrivals and departures; check the times before you travel

Grenada
Latest update: Safety and security section – take great care at all times when swimming as currents can be deceptively strong and not all beaches have lifeguards and/or warning flags; you should monitor all beaches carefully and obey any local warnings

Côte d'Ivoire
Latest update: Summary – the Foreign and Commonwealth Office no longer advise against all but essential travel to the Haut-Sassandra, Bas Sassandra, Moyen Cavally and Dix-Huit Montagnes regions; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to within 20km of the border with Liberia; the public sector has announced a 5 day strike from 16 January 2017; this has sparked isolated demonstrations by students around Abidjan; you should continue to exercise caution and avoid large crowds and demonstrations; monitor local media and follow the advice of the police and security forces locally

Antigua and Barbuda
Latest update: Safety and security section – take great care at all times when swimming as currents can be deceptively strong and not all beaches have lifeguards and/or warning flags; you should monitor all beaches carefully and obey any local warnings

Barbados
Latest update: Safety and security section – take great care at all times when swimming as currents can be deceptively strong and some beaches don’t have lifeguards and/or warning flags; you should monitor all beaches carefully and obey any local warnings

St Kitts and Nevis
Latest update: Safety and security section – take great care at all times when swimming as currents can be deceptively strong and not all beaches have lifeguards and/or warning flags; you should monitor all beaches carefully and obey any local warnings

St Lucia
Latest update: Safety and security section – take great care at all times when swimming as currents can be deceptively strong and not all beaches have lifeguards and/or warning flags; you should monitor all beaches carefully and obey any local warnings

St Vincent and the Grenadines
Latest update: Safety and security section – take great care at all times when swimming as currents can be deceptively strong and not all beaches have lifeguards and/or warning flags; you should monitor all beaches carefully and obey any local warnings

Curaçao
Latest update: Summary - this advice has been revised and re-issued without amendment

Iceland
Latest update: Summary - this advice has been revised and re-issued without amendment

Nauru
Latest update: Summary - this advice has been revised and re-issued without amendment

Liechtenstein
Latest update: Summary - this advice has been revised and re-issued without amendment

Gabon
Latest update: Summary Section – minor editorial amendments

Bahrain
Latest update: Summary – there were civil disturbances on 15 January 2017 following death sentences carried out earlier that day against 3 men convicted of killing 3 police officers in 2014; there have been calls for further unauthorised protests; if you encounter a demonstration, leave the area immediately

Ukraine
Latest update: Summary – removal of information and advice for Manchester United fans travelling to Odesa for the Champions League match against Zorya Luhansk on 8 December 2016

Tunisia
Latest update: Summary – removal of reference to anniversary of the Tunisian revolution on 14 January 2017

Kyrgyzstan
Latest update: Summary & Safety and security (Air Travel) section - on 16 January 2017, a cargo plane crashed near Bishkek International (Manas) airport on the outskirts of the city; the airport is now open but there may be delays, you should contact your airline before travelling

Afghanistan
Safety and security section – on 10 January 2017, two explosions took place near the Parliament buildings in Kabul; killing about 50 and injuring more than 100; further explosions took place in Kandahar and Lashkar Gah

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