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Ashes travel advice: Don't get caught out!

South Australian Redbacks v England at Adelaide Oval on November 11, 2010. Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images.

12 November 2010

If you’re joining the Barmy Army in Australia for the Ashes Tour, check our travel tips for cricket fans before you go.


Flooding in north-west Italy

Bulldozers work to clear roads affected by flooding in Italy. Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images.

11 November 2010

Heavy rains are causing widespread floods and occasional landslides in north-western Tuscany and parts of the Veneto regions.

Rally racing in North and West Africa - know the risks

Rally car stuck in sand

9 November 2010

If you’re taking part in cross country rallies through West or North Africa, you should be aware of the high risk of kidnapping or terrorist attacks.

Changes to passport applications for British nationals living abroad

passport; Getty Images

8 November 2010

If you live abroad the way you obtain a passport, and where you need to apply, is changing.

Tropical storm Tomas continues to affect travel

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Tomas on 2 November 2010. Image by NOAA/NASA GOES Project.

8 November 2010

British nationals planning to travel to St Lucia are advised to check with their tour operator before travelling. Those travelling independently should try to speak to their airlines directly before going to the airport.

Earthquake and volcanic activity in Indonesia

Ash erupts from Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta, Central Java Province, Indonesia. Photo by Dimas Ardian/Getty Images.

6 November 2010

Bad weather is hampering rescue efforts to the tsunami hit Mentawai Islands. Mount Merapi volcano continues to erupt violently.

Mali travel advice - threat of kidnap

Nigerien soldiers patrol on the road between Agadez and Arlit in Mali. Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images.

4 November 2010

We advise against all travel to the northern provinces of Mali, due to terrorist activity and the threat of kidnap.

Flooding in Thailand

Aerial view of flooding in the southern Thai city of Hat Yai on November 2, 2010. Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images.

2 November 2010

Heavy rainfall is causing flash flooding in southern Thailand. Other areas are also experiencing problems as a result of earlier flooding.

Turkey travel advice - explosion in Istanbul

Turkish policemanin Istanbul's central Taksim Square on October 31, 2010. Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images.

1 November 2010

There was an explosion in Taksim Square in central Istanbul on 31 October.

Travel disruption continues across France

Industrial Action.  (c) Getty

28 October 2010

Industrial action on 28 October is expected to cause serious disruption to road, rail and air transport in France.


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