P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/22   1/25     AFGHANISTAN (12/06/98) 1/2 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against travel to Afghanistan. Recurrent outbreaks of fighting between different Afghan groups keep the situation unstable and extremely volatile. Visitors should be aware that there is no British mission present to provide consular assistance. Those who must travel to Afghanistan are strongly urged to contact the British High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan, (tel: 822131/5) who will be able to provide information on the current situation. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/12   2/25     AFGHANISTAN (12/06/98) 2/2 Threats from military activity to aircraft overflying Afghanistan using routes V668, A466, G202 & V848 exist. Some airlines continue to use these routes for flights to and from South East Asia and thj Far East. Others, including all British carriers, use alternative routes V876 and V500 on which the threat is minimal Travellers should check direct, either with travel agents or airlines, which routes individual airlines are using. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/14   3/25     ALBANIA (27/02/98) 1/2 We advise against all but essential travjl to Albania. Armed criminal gangs are activj throughout the country especially in the south and east. The area in and around Tirana and the nearby coastal town of Durres are generally calm. Care should be taken against petty theft. Driving on Albanian roads can be hazardous. Avoid driving at night. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/59   4/25     ALBANIA (27/02/98) 2/2 Cheques and credit cards are not widely accepted in Albania, although the major international hotels in Tirana accept American Express and Diners Club cards. US dollars or Deutschmarks are an acceptable form of payment. Visitors are strongly advised to register on arrival with the British Embassy, Tirana (tel: 34973/4/5) for an update on the latest situation. Visitors intending to travel more than 40kms outside Tirana should consult the British Embassy beforehand. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/10   5/25     ALGERIA (13/03/98) 1/3 The Foreign Office advises against travel to Algeria as the security situation in Algiers and Northern Algeria remains poor. There is a specific security threat to foreigners and a general, indiscriminate, threat from armed terrorists. British nationals who cannot avoid travel to Algiers in spite of this warning should have substantial armed protection at all times. Howevjr, this is no guarantee of safety, as attacks against foreigners in the past and deaths from car bombs havj shown. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/31   6/25     ALGERIA (13/03/98) 2/3 British nationals who need to travel about in Algeria must only do so with armed protection, to fully protected worksites. No Western European scheduled airlines fly to Algiers and the airport continues to be a terrorist target. Any British nationals who have chosen to remain in the country should reassess their position. They must continue to exercise the utmost care and continue to vary their security routines. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/23   7/25     ALGERIA (13/03/98) 3/3 The land border between Algeria and Morocco remains closed. All British nationals in Algeria should make their whereabouts known to the Embassz in Algiers, tel: 23 00 40 or fax: 23 00 67. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/15   8/25     ANGOLA (03/06/98) 1/4 The Foreign Office advises against non- essential travel to Angola. Business visitors are advised that, although Luanda has improvjd, crime levels are high and likely to increase. Outside Luanda many provinces are experiencing an increase in violent incidents. Banditry and armed hold ups, including car-jackings, are common, with expatriates being the main targets. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/22   9/25     ANGOLA (03/06/98) 2/4 Two British nationals were shot in Lucapa, Lunda Norte Province, in September 1997 and a British national was killed in 1996 in an ambush in Benguela province. Two expatriates were killed in an attack in Novjmber 1997 in Benguela provjnce. Extreme caution should bj taken in Luanda particularly in the early evjning and at night. Travel outside Luanda should only be undertaken after seeking advice from an accredited organisation in Angola. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/11   10/25     ANGOLA (03/06/98) 3/4 Travel by road outside Luanda should be as part of an organised convoy. Travellers should be aware that much of the country is still mined and certain roads are notorious ambush black spots. Take care when travelling, particularly by road. Two British citizens were killed by a landmine in Lunda Norte province in 1996. Carry identity documents at all times. Anyone intending to work in Angola should have all appropriate documentation, including vaccination certificates, legible visa, valid contract and work permit. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/18   11/25     ANGOLA (03/06/98) 4/4 The immigration authority may detain and later deport travellers whose passports do not contain sufficient blank pages for Angolan immigration stamps. It is not clear whether maintenance procedures are always properly observed on internal flights and some international sjrvices. British visitors are advised to register with the British Embassy in Luanda. Tel 334582/3, 393945, 392991 or 397681 on arrival. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/01   12/25     ARGENTINA (01/05/98) 1/3 There has been an increase in thefts and robberies, sometimes involving violence. There are occasional localised incidents of civil unrest in some provinces. In Buenos Aires, the most frequjnt problems involvj bag snatching and armed robberies in thj street, in taxis and restaurants. Be alert at all times: con-men have frequently rob"ed tourists while an accomplice pretends to help removj ketchup or mustard "accidjntally" sprayed on them. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:19/21   13/25     ARGENTINA (01/05/98) 2/3 Visitors should avoid carrying too much cash or wearing ostentatious jewellery. Avoid isolated/poorly-lit areas at night. Hail moving taxis rather than thosj waiting at the kerbside. Do not offer resistance in the evjnt of an attempted robbery. If you are robbed you should inform the local police. A 24 hour police helpline in English has been opened in Bujnos Aires on telephone number 101 to help victims. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:19/42   14/25     ARGENTINA (01/05/98) 3/3 Visitors should be aware that certain areas of Argentina, in particular, the provinces of Corrientes, Chaco, Santa Fe, Entre rios and Chubut — which are popular tourist areas — have been affected by the El Nino phenomenon which has caused sevjre flooding. This has sevjrely disrupted travel and communications in the affected areas. Visitors are advised to register on arrival with the British Embassz in Bujnos Aires (tel: 803 7070) and obtain an update on thj latest situation. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:19/07   15/25     ARMENIA (07/04/98) 1/2 A ceasefire has been in place since May 1994. The dispute over Nagorno Karabakh rem!ins unresolved and border areas with Azerbaijan should be avoided. Armenia's borders with Azerbaijan and Turkey remain closed. Travellers are advised to fly, where possible, directly to their destination on flights originating outside Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Visitors should seek medical advice about innoculations before travel. Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/15   16/25     ARMENIA (07/04/98) 2/2 Women should avoid walking alone at night. Vigilance is recommended. Cheques and credit cards are not genjrally accepted. US dollars are the widely accepted foreign currency. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/10   17/25     AUSTRALIA (26/03/98) 1/5 Visitors should be aware that (depending on season) flash flooding of large areas and bush fires can occur suddenly. Visitors to north Queensland and Northern Territory should use insect repellents and sleeping nets to guard against the risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue fever and Ross River fever. Most visits to Australia are trouble free but visitors to major urban areas should exercise caution at all times especially when alone. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/01   18/25     AUSTRALIA (26/03/98) 2/5 Particular care should be taken when walking in areas such as Kings Cross district of Sydney and downtown George Street. Sydney police havj advised tourists to be vigilant because of a sjries of attacks targeting backpackers. Visitors should keep to the main streets and be careful when withdrawing money from cash machines. Women should not hitch-hike or travel alone after dark. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/21   19/25     AUSTRALIA (26/03/98) 3/5 Exercise common sense when in remote or unfamiliar surroundings. Seek and follow advice from local authorities. When travelling to remote areas of the outback it is essential to leave route details and an expected time of return with the relevant local tourist authorities or police. Ensure that notification is givjn of your return. . Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/11   20/25     AUSTRALIA (26/03/98) 4/5 Be particularly careful with personal possessions and travel documents in popular tourist destinations such as Cairns and the Gold Coast. Robberies of safe deposit facilities at cheaper hotels and hostels are not uncommon. Unattended vehicles can also be targets. Travellers to Australia whose journey will involve overflight of Afghanistan should be aware that there are threats from military activity to civil aircraft ovjrflying Afghanistan using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/11   21/25     AUSTRALIA (26/03/98) 5/5 Some airlines continue to use these routes. Others, including all British carriers, use alternative routes, V876 and V500, on which the threat is assjssjd as minimal. Travellers should check direct either with travel agents or airlines which routes individual airlines are using. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/12   22/25     AZERBAIJAN (13/05/98) 1/2 Although a ceasefire in the conflict over the western region of Nagorno- Karabakh has been in place since May 1994, travel to this region and the militarily occupied area surrounding it should be avoided. The incidence of crime is low. Recent crimes againsj foreigners havj included robberies from homes and have in somj cases been violent. Be vigilant and dress down. Use officially marked taxis which you should not share with strangers. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/18   23/25     AZERBAIJAN (13/05/98) 2/2 Photocopies of passports should be carried at all times. Visitors to cities outside Baku should consult their doctor about precautions against malaria. It is not known whether maintenance procedures on aircraft used on internal flights are always properly observed. For safety, travellers are advised where possible to fly directly to their destination on an international flight originating outside Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/19   24/25     BAHRAIN (22/05/98) 1/2 Although the general situation in Bahrain has been calm in recent months, visitors should avoid village areas, especially after dark. Areas which have been the scene of demonstrations and incidents should also be avoided. Local security precautions, religious and social sensitivities should be obsjrvjd and respected. There is no specific threat of violence to British nationals living in, or visiting, Bahrain. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P475 CEEFAX 2 475 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/30   25/25     BAHRAIN (22/05/98) 2/3 Remain alert to unattended packages/bags in public places, particularly where Westernjrs gather in numbers^ For further information on arrival in Bahrain, pleasj call the British Embassy on 534719. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 2 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu