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Increased risk of piracy in the Seychelles

A sailing yacht. Photo by Getty Images

1 October 2010

There is an increased risk of piracy against leisure boats and yachts in waters around the Seychelles.

State of emergency declared in Ecuador

A state of emergency was declared in Ecuador on 30 September 2010. Photo by Getty Images.

30 September 2010

On 30 September a nationwide strike was called by all levels of police, including the military police. If you have plans to travel, you should contact your airline.

Updated travel advice for India

Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi. Photo by  MANPREET ROMANA/AFP/Getty Images.

30 September 2010

If you're attending the Commonwealth Games, check our latest travel advice for India.

Travel disruptions in Europe

Protestors in central Athens, September 2010. Photo by Getty Images.

29 September 2010

There is likely to be ongoing disruption to public services including transport in countries across Europe as a result of industrial action.

Tropical storm warning for Florida

Satellite photograph of Tropical Storm Karl on 14 September 2010. Photo by NOAA-NASA GOES Project via Getty Images.

29 September 2010

Tropical storm warnings have been issued in parts of southern Florida in advance of a tropical depression.

Disruptions to air travel in Belgium

Airliner silhouetted against the sky. Photo by Getty Images

28 September 2010

A 24 hour strike by Belgian air traffic controllers today may result in flight delays and cancellations

Travel advice for Manchester United v Valencia - possible General Strike in Spain

Manchester United. Photo by ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images.

27 September 2010

Manchester United fans should be aware of a possible national General Strike in Spain on Wednesday 29 September 2010.

Madrid emergency services train British consular staff

SAMUR presentation

24 September 2010

A joint initiative between the British Consulate-General and Madrid’s emergency services, Samur-Protección Civil, has provided British consular staff, the Foreign Office front-line, with training on key aspects of the job of a Consular officer.  

Travel advice on tap for Oktoberfest, Munich

Oktoberfest, Munich. Photo by Getty Images

23 September 2010

If you’re going to Munich for the Oktoberfest, check our travel advice for useful information and contact details.

Wish you were here? Travel advice and social media

A tourist using a mobile phone and laptop on a beach. Photo by Getty Images.

23 September 2010

How the Foreign Office is using the power of social media to help keep British travellers safe.

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