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Top Euro Rates £500 Buys Euro
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TravelFx 564 1.1273
Griffin Financial 560 1.1200
Covent Garden FX 560 1.1197

Tue. 26th. September 2017 2:42am




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Top US Dollar Rates £500 Buys US Dollar
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TravelFx 670 1.3390
The Currency Club 666 1.3325
Debenhams 666 1.3312

Tue. 26th. September 2017 2:42am




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GOV.UK Travel Advice

Bolivia
Monday 25 September 2017 4:57pm
Summary - removal of information about road blockades near Achacachi, which have now been lifted

Russia
Monday 25 September 2017 2:31pm
Latest update: Summary - Liverpool FC take on Spartak Moscow on Tuesday 26 September 2017 and Manchester United visit CSKA Moscow on Wednesday 27 September 2017 in the UEFA Champions League group stage; see our information and advice pages for Liverpool and Manchester United supporters travelling to Moscow.

Ethiopia
Monday 25 September 2017 1:23pm
Summary – from 26 September 2017, you won’t be able to buy and use Ethio Tel SIM cards in mobile devices that haven’t been purchased in Ethiopia or registered with the authorities. From 26 to 27 September, Meskel celebrations will take place; traffic will be extremely busy and many roads will be blocked. On 1 October, the Oromia region will celebrate Irreecha; you should avoid large gatherings and seek information from local authorities and contacts on where celebrations are planned and exercise caution accordingly

India
Monday 25 September 2017 12:06pm
Latest update: minor editorial amendments

Spain
Monday 25 September 2017 11:20am
Summary – removal of information on forest fires in Gran Canaria

Poland
Monday 25 September 2017 10:51am
Summary – removal of information on the 2017 UEFA European under-21 football championships

Maldives
Monday 25 September 2017 10:39am
Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting an increase in the level of threat.

Turks and Caicos Islands
Sunday 24 September 2017 6:19pm
Latest Update: Summary - The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the island of Grand Turk. This advice does not apply to the remainder of the territory, in particular Providenciales, where services are returning to normal.

Dominica
Saturday 23 September 2017 9:10pm
Latest Update: Summary - the FCO is currently advising against all but essential travel to Dominica; Hurricane Maria passed over Dominica on 19 September 2017; initial reports indicate widespread damage to buildings, infrastructure and communications; the airport is closed but commercial ferry options are available; if you're in Dominica, you should exercise caution and follow the advice of the local authorities.

Mexico
Saturday 23 September 2017 5:16pm
Latest Update: Summary - On 23 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Oaxaca. On 7 September 2017 there was an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 off the coast of Chiapas. There have been reports of severe damage in southern Mexico. Local services, including transport, may be affected. If you’re in the area, you should follow the advice of the local authorities.

Dominican Republic
Saturday 23 September 2017 1:12pm
Latest Update: Summary - Hurricane Maria passed the Dominican Republic on 21 September 2017; there were reports of local flooding and some damage in the north and east. Airports are open and there was no serious damage to tourist infrastructure; you should contact your tour operator or airline for more information.

Anguilla
Saturday 23 September 2017 12:16pm
Latest Update: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to Anguilla; Hurricane Maria passed Anguilla on Wednesday 20 September 2017.

Montserrat
Saturday 23 September 2017 11:11am
Latest Update: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) no longer advise against all but essential travel to Montserrat.

Cuba
Saturday 23 September 2017 9:19am
Latest Update: The central northern coast of Cuba has been badly damaged following Hurricane Irma, including the Cayos region and airport, although the government is working to restore services before the main tourist season in November. Many towns in Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Villa Clara and Matanzas provinces were also severely affected. Communication is gradually being restored across provinces Havana and many other tourist areas are operating normally including main roads to provinces and most bus services and airports

British Virgin Islands
Friday 22 September 2017 10:12pm
Latest Update: Summary – change to advice against travel; The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advise against all but essential travel to the British Virgin Islands; Hurricane Maria has now passed BVI, but it added to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The local authorities introduced a curfew from 6pm on Monday 18 September, which currently remains in force. You should continue to follow the advice of the local authorities.

Turkey
Friday 22 September 2017 5:47pm
Latest update: Minor editorial amendments

Indonesia
Friday 22 September 2017 4:59pm
Summary – on 22 September 2017, the National Disaster Management Authority raised the volcanic alert level for Mount Agung in north east Bali to level 4; you should follow the advice of the local authorities and stay outside the exclusion zone which extends between 9 and 12 km from the crater; in the event of an eruption and volcanic ash clouds, which could cause flight disruptions, you should confirm your travel arrangements directly with your airline or travel agent before travelling to the airport

Venezuela
Friday 22 September 2017 4:34pm
Latest update: Safety and security section and summary - updated details on import duty if you’re bringing new personal items or merchandise into Venezuela; there have been reports of travellers being asked to pay bribes to either enter or leave the country at Maiquetia airport; there are regular reports of intermittent shortages of petrol throughout Venezuela; update on outbursts of violence in some Venezuelan cities in 2017.

Malawi
Friday 22 September 2017 4:19pm
Safety & security section (Crime) – from 16 to 21 September 2017, the Malawi police service reported two separate attacks on visitors to the Mount Mulanje area and tensions remain high; you should exercise caution in the area, especially after dark

Cameroon
Friday 22 September 2017 12:26pm
Summary – there is the potential for unrest in the north west and south west regions for a few weeks from 22 September 2017. There have been several recent explosions in Bamenda, one of which resulted in some injuries. There are reports of protests in these regions and movements within the north west region have been restricted by the Government between midnight on 21 September and midnight on 22 September; you should avoid large public gatherings and demonstrations given the potential for these to turn violent

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