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Travel Advice Unit, Consular Division Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 1 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HE. Tel: 0171 238 4503/4504. Fax: 0171 238 4545

FCO's Consular Division produces a range of material intended to advise and inform British citizens travelling abroad. This includes advice to help British travellers avoid trouble, especially threats to their personal safety arising from political unrest, lawlessness, violence, natural disasters, epidemics anti-British demonstrations and aircraft safety. This area offers access to the full range of Travel Advice notices, and a selection of consular information material.

Choose a country using the drop-down menu below, or click on 'Travel Advice' on the right for a full alphabetical listing. If a particular country is not included in the list of Travel Advice notices this is because FCO has no information on the above criteria to offer at this time. For more general advice on major travel destinations, see our 'Do's and Don'ts' series.

Don't forget you can personalise the website to receive email notification of changes to any, or all of FCO's Travel Advice notices.

Y2K Country Statements
No one can accurately predict what will happen over the New Year period. However, the potential for disruption needs to be recognised. As part of the wider Government effort to provide the public with the best information available, the FCO is publishing country statements relating to the Y2K preparedness of other countries. Travel advice notices will also be updated to include a reference to the potential for Y2K disruption.

The Travel Advice Unit advises against all travel to the following:
AFGHANISTAN, ANJOUN AND MOHELI (COMOROS), BURUNDI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (NOT KINSHASA), REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, CHECHEN REPUBLIC (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), EAST TIMOR, WEST TIMOR, AMBON AND MALUKU PROVINCE AND WEST KALIMANTAN (IN INDONESIA), EASTERN AFAR BORDER REGION & TIGRAY (NOT MEKELLE) (ETHIOPIA), ERITREA (EXCEPT ASMARA), GUINEA BISSAU, IRAQ, IZMIT, YALOVA AND ADAPAZARI (SAKARYA)(TURKEY), JAMMU AND KASHMIR (INDIA), KYRGYZSTAN (SOUTH OF OSH), SIERRA LEONE (NOT FREETOWN), SOMALIA, NORTH AND EAST SRI LANKA, TAJIKISTAN, TIGRAY, EXCEPT MEKELLE (ETHIOPIA), YEMEN.

Unless on essential business, the Travel Advice Unit advises against travel to:
ALGERIA, ANGOLA, NORTH EAST ALBANIA, ASMARA (ERITREA), CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, DJIBOUTI, FREETOWN (SIERRA LEONE), KINSHASA (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO), LIBERIA, MEKELLE (ETHIOPIA), NORTH ACEH, PIDIE & EAST ACEH REGENCIES (INDONESIA), RWANDA (north west & border areas to the south west, south & south east), SOLOMON ISLANDS (GUADALCANAL), SOUTH EASTERN TURKEY, TAIWAN, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA (FRY) (Montenegro and Serbia).

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