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Top Euro Rates £500 Buys Euro
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TravelFx 570 1.1394
Covent Garden FX 565 1.1291
Griffin Financial 564 1.1272

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Top US Dollar Rates £500 Buys US Dollar
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TravelFx 670 1.3393
Covent Garden FX 669 1.3372
Griffin Financial 664 1.3288

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GOV.UK Travel Advice

Russia
Russia travel advice 2:09pm, 18 May 2018: Latest update: Local laws and customs section (Visitor registration) – if you’re visiting for the 2018 World Cup, registration must take place within 72 hours  

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo travel advice 11:03am, 18 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – Change to areas where the FCO advise against travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to the Equateur province; Health section – additional information on Ebola outbreak  

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka travel advice 10:43am, 18 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – addition of information on a general alert issued by the Centre for Disaster Management over the onset of the South Western Monsoon  

Cuba
Cuba travel advice 9:34am, 18 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – removal of information on Hurricane Irma; Local laws and customs section – addition of information on the export of antiques and artworks; addition of information on importing photography equipment and professional photography; addition of information on drones  

Russia
Russia travel advice 9:00am, 18 May 2018: Latest update: Safety and security section – addition of information on disabled access; Local laws and customs section (LGBT+ travellers) – additional information on public attitudes and the law  

St Maarten
St Maarten travel advice 3:55pm, 17 May 2018: Latest update: Summary and Security and safety section (Air travel) – addition of information on reconstruction following hurricanes Irma and Maria; due to the size of the devastation, effects are still noticeable; tourists are advised to make advance accommodation reservations and there may be brief delays on arrival and departure  

Venezuela
Venezuela travel advice 12:04pm, 17 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – addition of information on presidential and state-council elections on 20 May; the armed forces’ plan Republica security operation is in place and will remain active until 21 May inclusive; you should avoid crowds and not cross security lines or barricades  

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic travel advice 10:57am, 17 May 2018: Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) – from April 2018, the tourism entry tax (previously known as a tourist card) will no longer be collected upon arrival and should be included in your air fare; if you bought your flight earlier, you can still pay the US$10 or equivalent fee separately on arrival at the airport, or at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in London; contact your airline or tour operator if you’re unsure whether you have already paid this fee; updated information on immigration checks  

Seychelles
Seychelles travel advice 10:26am, 17 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – addition of information on the two seasonal changes and their affect on beach and swimming safety  

Iraq
Iraq travel advice 9:55am, 17 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – removal of information about national elections on 12 May  

Russia
Russia travel advice 9:46am, 17 May 2018: Latest update: Local laws and customs section (IT) – addition of links to guidance on cyber security  

Turks and Caicos Islands (British Overseas Territory)
Turks and Caicos Islands (British Overseas Territory) travel advice 8:50am, 17 May 2018: Latest update: Health section – addition of information on chikungunya virus  

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic travel advice 5:47pm, 16 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – updated visitor figures; Safety and security section (Road travel) – addition of information on applying for a local driving licence; Safety and security section (Air travel) – factual addition of information on use of Haitian registered airlines  

Oman
Oman travel advice 4:37pm, 16 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – addition of information on requirements set by the Oman border authorities for travellers wishing to cross into Yemen (where the FCO advise against all travel)  

Israel
Israel travel advice 3:47pm, 16 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – removal of information on Jerusalem Day, the US Embassy opening and the 70th anniversary of Palestinian displacement from Mandatory Palestine  

The Occupied Palestinian Territories
The Occupied Palestinian Territories travel advice 3:46pm, 16 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – removal of information on Jerusalem Day, the US Embassy opening and the 70th anniversary of Palestinian displacement from Mandatory Palestine  

Thailand
Thailand travel advice 3:22pm, 16 May 2018: Latest update: Safety and security section – addition of information for travellers with limited mobility  

Ukraine
Ukraine travel advice 2:19pm, 16 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – factual addition of Kerch Bridge crossing to information on international border crossings not currently under the control of the Ukrainian authorities; it’s illegal under Ukrainian law to enter internationally recognised Ukrainian territory through a border point that isn’t currently controlled by the Ukrainian authorities  

Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire travel advice 9:07am, 16 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – addition of information on political rallies ahead of local elections scheduled for later in 2018  

Senegal
Senegal travel advice 9:24pm, 15 May 2018: Summary: Student protests have broken out in Dakar, St Louis and other major cities in Senegal, with violent confrontations between students and law enforcement. You should avoid university campuses while protests continue.  

Nigeria
Nigeria travel advice 4:02pm, 15 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – addition of information on Ramadan  

1:32pm, 15 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid will be held in Kyiv on Saturday 26 May; if you’re travelling to Kyiv for the match, check our dedicated information and advice page in addition to this ; Safety and security section and summary – editorial amendments to existing information on areas to which the FCO advise against all travel
Ukraine travel advice 1:32pm, 15 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid will be held in Kyiv on Saturday 26 May; if you’re travelling to Kyiv for the match, check our dedicated information and advice page in addition to this travel advice; Safety and security section and summary – editorial amendments to existing information on areas to which the FCO advise against all travel  

Gambia, The
Gambia, The travel advice 10:34am, 15 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment  

Indonesia
Indonesia travel advice 10:29am, 15 May 2018: Latest update: Terrorism section and summary – updated information on explosions in Surabaya on 13 and 14 May; Natural disasters section and summary – editorial amendments to information on volcanic eruptions since late 2017  

Philippines
Philippines travel advice 9:16am, 15 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – removal of information on local elections; Entry requirements section (UK emergency travel documents) – additional information on ETDs  

Georgia
Georgia travel advice 5:31pm, 14 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – addition of information on public demonstrations which took place over the weekend of 12-13 May; further demonstrations may occur over the next week; you should avoid large crowds, remain vigilant and follow local security advice  

Benin
Benin travel advice 5:20pm, 14 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment  

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo travel advice 4:49pm, 14 May 2018: Latest update: Summary – factual update on kidnap and release of 2 British nationals  

Indonesia
Indonesia travel advice 9:26am, 13 May 2018: Summary and Terrorism section – on 13 May 2018 there were explosions at three churches in Surabaya in East Java causing a number of deaths and casualties. The Embassy are in contact with the local authorities. If you’re in the area, you should monitor local media, exercise caution and follow the advice of local authorities. See Terrorism  

Bolivia
Bolivia travel advice 11:27pm, 12 May 2018: Summary: Blockades around the city of Sucre have been suspended for the weekend of 12/13 May, though could resume at any time. Monitor news and social media and contact local authorities before travelling.  

Bolivia
Bolivia travel advice 2:35pm, 12 May 2018: Blockades around the city of Sucre will be suspended for the weekend of 12/13 May, though could resume at any time. Avoid all travel to the area and monitor advice from local authorities.  

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