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GOV.UK Travel Advice

Greece
Saturday 22 July 2017 10:57am
Latest update: Summary - Kos Airport is fully operational and expects to operate a full service from Saturday 22 July. Ferry services are being diverted to other ports on the island of Kos, given damage to the main port. If you have concerns about flights or ferry services, please contact your airline, ferry company or tour operator.

Ukraine
Friday 21 July 2017 5:15pm
Latest update: Summary (Eastern Ukraine) – if you travel to eastern Ukraine to fight, or to assist others engaged in the conflict, your activities may amount to offences against UK terrorism or other legislation and you could be prosecuted on your return to the UK

Paraguay
Friday 21 July 2017 12:16pm
Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism reflecting a decreased threat

Morocco
Friday 21 July 2017 10:07am
Latest update: Safety and security section - demonstrations have taken place since October 2016 in northern Morocco, mainly around the town of Al Hoceima; there have been some reports of limited violence during these protests; there have also been a number of smaller protests in other cities; these have remained mostly peaceful to date; Entry requirements section – Moroccan citizens who reside in the UK and travel to Morocco, may not be allowed to return to the UK unless they present evidence of their UK immigration status; this can include their UK biometric residence permit card or a valid UK entry clearance

Turkey
Friday 21 July 2017 12:43am
Latest Update: Summary - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 occurred off the coast of Bodrum on 21 July 2017. You should be aware of the possibility of aftershocks, and follow the advice of the local authorities and/or your tour operator. This page will be updated as the situation develops.

Peru
Thursday 20 July 2017 10:40pm
Latest Update: Summary - A State of Emergency has been declared in the districts of Juliaca in Puno, the districts of Wanchaq, San Sebastián, Cusco, Machupicchu and Ollantaytambo in Cusco in order to protect tourists visiting areas affected by strikes

Netherlands
Thursday 20 July 2017 5:20pm
Latest update: Summary – removal of information on possible terror threat to Scotland v’s England football match on 19 July; Entry requirements section (Travelling with children) – Dutch border authorities have strengthened their precautions against child abduction; parents travelling in sole charge of their children are regularly stopped for further checks at Schiphol airport and occasionally prevented from boarding flights; you should carry a signed authorisation form for travelling abroad with a minor

The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Thursday 20 July 2017 3:36pm
Latest update: Summary – the FCO advise against all travel to the Old City of Jerusalem from 21 July to sunrise on 22 July 2017; two Israeli police officers were fatally shot in a terrorist attack at Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount on 14 July; following this the site was closed for two days and reopened with additional security measures; there have been a number of protests and demonstrations in Jerusalem and the West Bank this week, with calls for further protests over the coming days; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of local authorities

Israel
Thursday 20 July 2017 3:33pm
Latest update: Summary – the FCO advise against all travel to the Old City of Jerusalem from 21 July to sunrise on 22 July 2017; two Israeli police officers were fatally shot in a terrorist attack at Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount on 14 July; following this the site was closed for two days and reopened with additional security measures; there have been a number of protests and demonstrations in Jerusalem and the West Bank this week, with calls for further protests over the coming days; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of local authorities

Bahrain
Thursday 20 July 2017 1:15pm
Safety & security section (Demonstrations) - planned demonstrations on 21 July 2017

Bulgaria
Thursday 20 July 2017 12:49pm
Latest update: Summary – this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

Russia
Thursday 20 July 2017 11:42am
Latest update: editorial amendments throughout

Pakistan
Wednesday 19 July 2017 5:32pm
Latest update: Summary – restrictions on British High Commission staff travel to Lahore have been lifted

Jordan
Wednesday 19 July 2017 4:56pm
Latest update: Summary – following recent tensions in Jerusalem, larger than usual demonstrations are expected particularly after Friday prayers in downtown Amman and potentially elsewhere across the country; there are heightened tensions following a conviction for the murder of three American soldiers in November last year; local tribes have reportedly been blocking the Desert Highway (Highway 15) in places between Karak and Aqaba; you should avoid using this part of the highway for the time being and follow the advice of the local authorities

Saudi Arabia
Wednesday 19 July 2017 2:32pm
Latest update: Terrorism section – on 13 July 2017, one Border Guard officer was shot dead and one officer injured in Qatif

Australia
Wednesday 19 July 2017 1:38pm
Latest update: Summary & Entry requirements section – if you’re on a working holiday visa, you should be aware of your rights as employees in Australia and how to report any concerns about unfair or unlawful treatment

Timor-Leste
Wednesday 19 July 2017 10:46am
Latest update: Summary – parliamentary elections will be held on 22 July 2017; you should avoid rallies, demonstrations and protests

Montenegro
Tuesday 18 July 2017 7:23pm
Natural Disasters section: Forest fires

Egypt
Monday 17 July 2017 5:18pm
Summary - update on the knife attack in Hurghada on 14 July 2017

Italy
Monday 17 July 2017 2:10pm
Summary - 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 the Civil Protection Department

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