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Top Euro Rates £500 Buys Euro
£1 =
TravelFx 550 1.1004
ACE-FX 547 1.0940
Debenhams 545 1.0900
ICE 545 1.0899

Thu. 18th. July 2019 1:31pm

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Top US Dollar Rates £500 Buys US Dollar
£1 =
TravelFx 617 1.2339
ACE-FX 615 1.2300
Eurochange 613 1.2250
ICE 613 1.2250

Thu. 18th. July 2019 1:31pm

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Top Turkish Lira Rates £500 Buys Turkish Lira
£1 =
TravelFx 3,451 6.9015
Debenhams 3,413 6.8251
Thomas Cook 3,397 6.7930
NatWest 3,392 6.7841

Thu. 18th. July 2019 1:31pm

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GOV.UK Travel Advice

Thursday 18 July 2019 10:21am
Safety and security section (Kurdistan Region) - on 17 July 2019, a Turkish diplomat and 2 Iraqi Kurds were fatally shot in Huqqabaz Restaurant in Empire City district, Erbil; Kurdish authorities are investigating the incident

Thursday 18 July 2019 8:51am
Entry requirements section (Online visa) - revised information on online visa processes

Wednesday 17 July 2019 4:08pm
Summary - there are reports of a heightened threat against religious sites in Lahore at this time; if you’re in Lahore, you should avoid such locations until further notice

Wednesday 17 July 2019 3:26pm
This advice has been reviewed in full with editorial amendments

Wednesday 17 July 2019 2:54pm
Terrorism section (Kabul) and summary - updated information and advice reflecting an overall increased threat to Western interests in Kabul

Wednesday 17 July 2019 1:08pm
Safety and security section (Local travel) - factual information on protests in Abuja and Lagos and other cities by Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN); you should avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings and keep up to date with local developments, including through local media

Wednesday 17 July 2019 9:21am
Summary - revised information on protests linked to the yellow vest (gilets jaunes) movement

Tuesday 16 July 2019 12:52pm
Health section and summary - updated information on Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reflecting a confirmed case in Goma, close to the DRC-Rwanda border, on 14 July; Safety and security section (Local travel) - editorial amendments

Papua New Guinea
Tuesday 16 July 2019 10:04am
Natural disasters section (Volcanoes) - updated information on Mount Ulawun volcano in New West Britain province, which last erupted on 26 June

Monday 15 July 2019 5:41pm
Summary - updated information on a state of emergency declared in Louisiana and a local flooding risk across several states following impact of Tropical Storm Barry on 12-14 July; if you're in an affected area, you should continue to monitor local weather updates from the National Weather Service and follow the advice of local authorities.

Monday 15 July 2019 5:21pm
Entry requirements section (Visas) - updated information on visa requirements for non-tourist visits and extending a visa waiver

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Monday 15 July 2019 5:05pm
Health section and summary - factual update to reflect a confirmed case of Ebola in Goma on 14 July 2019; the latest updates can be found on the World Health Organisation website

Monday 15 July 2019 4:59pm
Latest update: Natural disasters section (Monsoon season) and summary - addition of information and advice on heavy rainfall in the southern belt of Nepal since 11 July

Monday 15 July 2019 10:47am
Natural disasters section and summary - editorial amendments to information on recent volcanic activity

Monday 15 July 2019 9:25am
This advice has been reviewed in full; Safety and security section (Road travel) - addition of information on driving licence requirements for residents in Azerbaijan; Summary - updated UK visitor figures

Saturday 13 July 2019 1:08pm
Latest Update: Terrorism - There has been an attack on the Asasey hotel in the city of Kismaayo, southern Somalia. It has been reported that at least 26 people have been killed and over 50 injured. Al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Friday 12 July 2019 4:29pm
Safety and security section (Crime) - removal of information on foreigners being the target of crime on Trebevic, the mountain closest to Sarajevo

Friday 12 July 2019 4:18pm
This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued without amendment

St Lucia
Friday 12 July 2019 4:09pm
This advice has been reviewed in full and reissued without amendment

Friday 12 July 2019 3:39pm
Latest update: Summary - revised information on planned protests by Civil Society Groups throughout July; if you’re in Malawi, avoid large crowds or demonstrations, monitor this travel advice and local media for updates and keep any local travel plans under review

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