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.

15 Oct 2018

Guinea
Summary and Safety and Security section - continued demonstrations and outbreaks of violence following local elections held in February 2018

The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the Israel-Scotland UEFA Nations League match held in Haifa on 11 October

Israel
Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the Israel-Scotland UEFA Nations League match held in Haifa on 11 October

France
Latest update: Summary - There has been flash flooding in the South of France (Aude); you should follow the advice of the local authorities; flood warnings remain in place for the following areas: Aude, Aveyron, Herault, Pyrenees Orientales, Tarn

Saudi Arabia
Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) - if you're planning to travel to Saudi Arabia via the causeway from Bahrain you should check the terms of your Saudi visa before travelling; if you're planning to apply for a visa, you should seek advice (eg from your visa agent, the Saudi Embassy or your employer) about the visa options available to you; Saudi visas may only allow for entry into the country by air and may prevent you from entering across a land border including via the causeway from Bahrain

Bahrain
Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas); if you're planning to travel to Saudi Arabia via the causeway from Bahrain you should check the terms of your Saudi visa before travelling; if you're planning to apply for a visa, you should seek advice (eg from your visa agent, the Saudi Embassy or your employer) about the visa options available to you; Saudi visas may only allow for entry into the country by air and may prevent you from entering across a land border including via the causeway from Bahrain

Ecuador
Latest update: Summary - addition of link to the National Service for Risk and Emergency Management; Entry requirements (Visas) and Health sections - removal of information on health insurance for the Galapagos Islands; Safety and security section (Transport safety) - revised information on thefts on bus routes

Senegal
Latest update: Summary - preparations for next February’s Presidential election have now begun in Dakar and across the country; political meetings and gatherings are likely to increase in frequency as the campaigning season draws to a close; Health section - revised guidance on sources of health information before travel

Armenia
Latest update: Summary - removal of information on the 17th Francophonie Summit; Health section - revised guidance on sources of health information before travel

Nigeria
Latest update: Summary - removal of information on election primaries

Portugal
Latest update: Summary - removal of information on Hurricane Leslie

Thailand
Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) - the reporting of crimes in the media is different from that in the UK; local authorities, including the police, may give detailed press briefings; Health section - revised guidance on sources of health information before travel


13 Oct 2018

Haiti
Latest update: Summary - Wednesday 17 October is Dessalines Day in Haiti and demonstrations are likely; you should avoid all demonstrations, monitor local news and follow the advice of local authorities


12 Oct 2018

Italy
Latest update: Summary - removal of information on red weather alert

Zimbabwe
Latest update: Summary and Health section: Zimbabwe continues to experience a shortage of cash; some basic commodities are not available in supermarkets and some businesses have closed; an increasing number of businesses will only accept US dollars in cash, rather than credit or debit cards; this includes some medical providers; there have been growing queues for fuel in Harare; you're advised to ensure you have sufficient fuel for any journey

Burkina Faso
Latest update: Change in level of advice; the FCO now advises against all travel to within 40km of the eastern border with Niger; the south-eastern provinces of Gourma, Kompienga, and Tapoa (including the W National Park and the Arly National Park and their contiguous reserves and hunting areas)

Tajikistan
Latest update: Summary - updated information on the situation around the Afghan border and a terrorist attack near Dangara in July where 4 tourists were killed while cycling; if you're travelling in the area you should exercise caution and vigilance

British Virgin Islands
Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment


11 Oct 2018

Burundi
Latest update: Summary - change to advice against travel; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advise against all travel to areas of Bujumbura Rural province west of the Rusizi river towards the Democratic Republic of Congo border, with the exception of the Rusizi Delta Nature Reserve

Bolivia
Latest update: Summary - removal of information about strikes on 10 October