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Pitcairn Island travel advice

Pitcairn Island is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic representation on the island and the local authorities deal with all requests for […]

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea football match travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to Spain for Chelsea FC’s match with Atlético de Madrid on 27th September 2017. UEFA Champions League Group Stage Date: 27th September 2017 […]

St Maarten travel advice

The British Vice Consul in Willemstad, Curacao is responsible for the delivery of consular assistance to British nationals in the Dutch part of the island (St […]

USA travel advice

Several US states and territories, including Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, have been affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. If […]

Haiti travel advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the Carrefour, Cite Soleil, Martissant and Bel Air neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince due to […]

Cuba travel advice

Hurricane Maria is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to eastern Cuba from around 21 September 2017. You should follow the advice of the […]

Philippines travel advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to western and central Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago because of terrorist activity and clashes between […]

USA travel advice

Hurricane Maria is developing in the eastern Caribbean. It is expected to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands […]

Mexico travel advice

On Tuesday 19 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 near Puebla, Mexico – approx 140km south east of Mexico City. Damage has been […]

Germany travel advice

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Germany. The German government has announced that increased security has been put in place as […]

Thailand travel advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla on the Thai-Malaysia border. See Terrorism […]

Montserrat travel advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is currently is advising against all but essential travel to Montserrat because of the damage and risk to safety which […]

British Virgin Islands (British Overseas Territory) travel advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is currently advising against all travel to the British Virgin Islands. Tropical storm Maria is expected to develop into a […]

British Virgin Islands (British Overseas Territory) travel advice

As the BVI is a British Overseas Territory, there is no formal British diplomatic representation. Ordinarily, the local authorities deal with all requests for emergency assistance. […]

Botswana travel advice

Around 42,000 British nationals visit Botswana every year. Most visits are trouble free. Wildlife and livestock on roads are a hazard, particularly at night. See Road travel. […]

Bahrain travel advice

The Bahrain authorities have announced the suspension of diplomatic relations with Qatar. All air and sea points of entry between Bahrain and Qatar will be closed […]

France travel advice

The French overseas collectivity of St Martin was severely affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma on 6 September 2017. Hurricane Jose is also forecast to […]

China travel advice

Over 590,000 British nationals visit mainland China every year. Most visits are trouble free but you should always take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. […]

Burma travel advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to Rakhine State except the southern townships (administrative areas similar to a borough or county) of […]

Italy travel advice

There are reports of wild fires across Italy. Some areas have been evacuated. For real time information on the status of forest fires, visit the website of […]