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Top Euro Rates £500 Buys Euro
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TravelFx 565 1.1302
Griffin Financial 561 1.1226
Covent Garden FX 560 1.1208

Sun. 25th. February 2018 11:32pm

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Top US Dollar Rates £500 Buys US Dollar
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TravelFx 694 1.3879
Covent Garden FX 690 1.3799
Griffin Financial 690 1.3795

Sun. 25th. February 2018 11:32pm

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GOV.UK Travel Advice

Friday 23 February 2018 9:21pm
Latest Update: Terrorism section; Terrorist kidnaps - exercise vigilance when travelling.

Friday 23 February 2018 5:19pm
Health section – there has been a recent outbreak of dengue fever in Nadi & Ba. The outbreak in Labasa as announced in early January is ongoing; you should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre

Friday 23 February 2018 5:04pm
Summary – on 16 February 2018, President Temer signed a decree putting the army in charge of security in Rio de Janeiro city and state. The police and army now both fall under the command of an army general. The army has previously been involved in security for the 2016 Olympics and since August 2017 in operations around some favelas; you’re likely to see a police and military presence on the streets

Friday 23 February 2018 4:38pm
Summary – removal of information regarding strikes on 21 February; some roads are reported to be blockaded during ongoing demonstrations near the town of Uyuni; you should check with your local tour operator before travelling to the nearby salt flats

Friday 23 February 2018 4:25pm
Latest update: Summary - the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to the town of Lashio (including its airport) in Shan State; Safety and security section - on 21 February 2018 a bomb exploded in a bank in Lashio, killing 2 people and severely injuring 22 more

Friday 23 February 2018 2:04pm
Summary – in the early hours of 22 February there was a grenade attack on the US embassy compound premises in Podgorica. The attacker died at the scene, there were no other casualties. The Montenegrin authorities investigation into the incident is ongoing. Roads around the US embassy may remain affected for the time being; you should follow the advice of the local authorities

Friday 23 February 2018 1:49pm
Summary - removal of information on by-elections held on 17 February

Friday 23 February 2018 12:28pm
Latest update: Natural disasters section and summary - updated information and advice on volcanic activity in Indonesia; the FCO now advise against all travel to within 7km of the Mount Sinabung crater in North Sumatra, in addition to existing advice against all travel within 4km of the Mount Agung crater in east Bali; these are exclusion zones put into place by the local authorities

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Friday 23 February 2018 10:36am
Latest update: Summary - there have been calls for peaceful political protests to be held across the DRC on Sunday 25 February; you should remain vigilant and be aware of disruptions to journeys around Kinshasa and other large cities; Internet and phone services may be interrupted; you should monitor local news and media

Friday 23 February 2018 10:02am
Summary - removal of information on strike action on 22 February

Friday 23 February 2018 10:01am
Local law and customs section – update on local law and customs; the possession, sale and export of antiquities is against the law and carries a prison sentence of 5 to 12 years as well as a substantial fine. It’s also an offence to insult the Turkish nation or the national flag, or to deface or tear up currency. If you are convicted of any of these offences you could face a prison sentence of between 6 months and 3 years

Friday 23 February 2018 9:35am
Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - updated information on the threat from terrorism in Poland, reflecting an increased threat

Thursday 22 February 2018 5:09pm
Safety & security section (Demonstrations) - removal of information on the potential for demonstrations from 13 to 16 February

Thursday 22 February 2018 3:07pm
Summary - removal of information on political rallies to mark the death of the Opposition Leader

Wednesday 21 February 2018 5:46pm
Latest update: Summary - updated information and advice on the state of emergency, which was extended by the Maldives government on 20 February

Wednesday 21 February 2018 5:43pm
Summary – removal of information on the closure of Mykonos international airport

Wednesday 21 February 2018 4:29pm
Safety & security section (Local travel – Goa) – updated information and advice on travelling to Goa

South Africa
Wednesday 21 February 2018 3:03pm
Summary – updated information on water restrictions; the City of Cape Town has cautioned that water restrictions may become more severe in July. After that period you shouldn’t assume an unrestricted supply of potable water

North Korea
Tuesday 20 February 2018 5:37pm
Summary – updated information and advice on the political situation and further editorial amendments throughout

Tuesday 20 February 2018 5:20pm
Latest update: Summary - trade unions and human rights organisations have called for nationwide protests on 20 February; large numbers of people may take part in main cities across Morocco; you should remain vigilant and exercise caution

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