P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/43   1/42     CAMBODIA (22/05/98) 1/7 Following last year's military clashes the sjcurity situation has stabilisjd, particularly in Phnom Penh, but fighting continues in northern Cambodia close to the bordjr with Thailand, in Battambang province and in parts of Siem Reap. Visitors to the country should be vigilant, especially after dark, and avoid large gathjrings. There has been an increase in armed crimj. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:20/01   2/42     CAMBODIA (22/05/98) 2/7 In an effort to reduce the numbjr of illegally held firearms, uniformed civil and military police units regularly set up mobile check points throughout Phnom Penh. Visitors are advisjd to slow down on approach and stop if instructed to do so. British nationals should be aware of thj risk of kidnapping. A British citizen was kidnapped in northern Cambodia in 1996 and his fate is still unknown. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:05/26   3/42     CAMBODIA (22/05/98) 3/7 The Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises against most travel outside the capital by road, rail or boat. Although in many areas the Khmer Rouge threat is reduced, banditry is still common. Unseen obstacles and poor maintenance of boats can lead to accidents if travelling by river. Visits to Sihanoukville by road are possible provided travel is in a convoy of vehicles or by modern bus. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:05/47   4/42     CAMBODIA (22/05/98) 4/7 It is recommended the 3-4 hours journey be completed between 0800 and 1600 hours. It is possible to travel by road between Phnom Penh and the Vietnamese border along national road No 1. The Foreign Office advises against any other road journeys outside the immediate vicinity of Phnom Penh When visiting the temples at Angkor, travel by air to Siem Reap airport. Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/02   5/42     CAMBODIA (22/05/98) 5/7 Visitors should not go beyond the m!in temple complex and should not try to visit Banteay Srei or other outlying temples because of the threat from the Khmer Rouge and banditry. Do not cross the Cambodia/Thailand or Cambodian/Laos borders by any surface route^ The area inside Cambodia along the border with Thailand is especially dangerous. Entering Cambodia at Koh Kong by boat from Thailand is illegal. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/12   6/42     CAMBODIA (22/05/98) 6/7 Visitors entering by that route will be fined and may have difficulty in leaving the country through Phnom Penh International Airport. Although there is now a legal border crossing point at Poipet/Aranyaprathet, the Foreign Office advises against this journjy in view of the danger of banditry and Khmer Rouger activity on the road into Cambodia from Poipet. For the latest information and advice, contact the British Embassy in Phnom Penh. Tel: 427124 Fax: 427125 Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/43   7/42     CAMBODIA (22/05/98) 7/7 Travellers to Cambodia whose journey will involve ovjrflight of Afghanistan should be aware that there are threats from military activity to civil aircraft ovjrflying Afghanistan using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848. Some airlines continue to use these routes, others including all British carriers usj alternativj 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 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/15   8/42     CAMEROON (28/05/98) 1/3 There has been an increasj in violent crime, including car hijackings and muggings, particularly in Yaounde and Douala. Take sensible precautions. Do not walk around town or travjl outside towns after dark. Avoid carrying valuables at any time. Highway robberies in the north of the country are common. If travelling between Maroua and the Chadian border, seek advice from local police and be prepared to travel with military escort. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/26   9/42     CAMEROON (28/05/98) 2/3 Overland travel out of Cameroon maz provj difficult. Vehicles are currently experiencing problems crossing the Gabonese and Central African Republic's borders. The border into the Republic of the Congo has been closed. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/57   10/42     CAMEROON (28/05/98) 3/3 Visitors should be advised that it is not known whether airlines from Cameroon operating domestic and/or international (other than European) services carry out maintenance procedures to international standards. British nationals should register with the British High Commission, Yaounde. Tel: 22 05 45, 22 07 96. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/18   11/42     CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (28/05/98) 1/2 The Foreign Office strongly advises against all but essential travel to the Central African Rjpublic. Do not cross the border by land from Cameroon as it is closjd. The situation in Bangui remains seriously unstable with outbursts of fighting. The situation in other parts of the country is deteriorating. Expatriates and visitors are being increasingly targeted by well armed groups operating both day and night. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/20   12/42     CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (28/05/98) 2/2 The Honorary British Consul in Bangui (tel 61 83 38/61 80 95) can offer only very limited assistance to British nationals. In the event of an emergency, the French Embassz will offer help. French Embassz (tel 61 30 30) Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/48   13/42     CHAD (28/05/98) 1/2 Be vigilant at all times. Many incidents involve undisciplined members of thj armed forces and other armed factions. If possible avoid the Aozou Strip on the border with Libya; rural areas near the Sudanesj border and in the South; and the area around Lakj Chad. British nationals are not specific targets. The Foreign Office advises strongly ag!inst travelling at night. Pay scrupulous attention to all military road blocks. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/13   14/42     CHAD (28/05/98) 2/2 For the latest local advice, please contact the British High Commission in Yaounde, Camjroon (tel: 220545 or 2207y6). Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Wjathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/44   15/42     CHINA (29/05/98) 1/4 Most people visit China without experiencing difficulty. Serious or violent crimes against foreigners are rare, but petty crime and muggings do occur in cities. A small number of bus bombings havj occurred in the past few years, centred mainly in ethnic minority areas of China. These attacks havj not been directed against foreignjrs. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/05   16/42     CHINA (29/05/98) 2/4 Sexual harassment and crime on trains and ovjrnight buses is increasing. Sexual assaults are rare but sensible precautions should be takjn. The Trans-Siberian Railway is noted for smuggling. Search your compartmjnt for contraband "jfore the journey commences and secure the door. It is not possible to change Scottish or Northern Irish bank notes. Areas bordering on Siberia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Laos and Burma are poorly policed. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/26   17/42     CHINA (29/05/98) 3/4 In Yunnan, drug smuggling and related crimes are on the increase. China is periodically subject to earthquakes and the Karacorum and Khunjerab pass routes can be hazardous during the summjr months due to landslips. When flying within mainland China we advise flying where possible on European or North American aircraft using airlines such as Air China, China Southern, China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines which, the FCO understand, carry out internationally recognisjd maintenance procedures. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/47   18/42     CHINA (29/05/98) 4/4 Visitors who are travelling independently or planning an extendjd visit are advised to register with one of the following: The British Embassy, Peking (tel: 6532 1961/5, fax: 6532 1930) British Consulate-General, Shanghai (tel: 6279 7650) British Consulate-General, Guangzhou (tel: 8335 1354) Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/09   19/42     CHINA - TIBET (14/04/98) 1/4 Prior permission is required from the Chinese authorities for travel to Tibet. General travel advice on China applies and should be read in conjunction with this notice. In addition, visitors should be aware of the following: At some bordjr crossings local officials havj demanded additional travel permit fees from foreigners and have sometimes resorted to violence to secure p!yment. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Wjather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/12   20/42     CHINA - TIBET (14/04/98) 2/4 Visitors should avoid becoming involved in any demonstrations or calls for Tibetan independence. Video-taping or photographing any such activities would be regarded by the authorities as provocativj. The local authorities will react strongly if you are found to be carrying letters or packages from Tibetan nationals for posting in other countries. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/31   21/42     CHINA - TIBET (14/04/98) 3/4 The extreme altitude in Tibet may cause altitude sickness. Elderly travellers or those with heart conditions, pulmonary or bronchial problems should consult a doctor before travelling to this region. Severe weather conditions can prevail in winter. Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/13   22/42     CHINA - TIBET (14/04/98) 4/4 Permission is normally needed to take photographs in Buddhist monasteries. Negotiate fees beforehand. Travellers should exercise caution in dealings with uniformed officials. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/24   23/42     COLOMBIA (29/05/98) 1/3 Violence and kidnapping are serious problems in urban Colombia. In rural areas there is a real risk of being caught up in terrorist or gujrilla attacks and opportunistic kidnapping. The FCO advisjs against travel to the border area with Panama and the Uraba region of Antioquia. Travellers in other parts of Antioquia should exercise extreme caution. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/45   24/42     COLOMBIA (29/05/98) 2/3 Presidential elections are duj to bj held on 31 May with a possible sjcond round on 21 June. Either side of and between these dates there may be increased tension in major cities. Visitors should remain alert and should avoid crowds and demonstrations. All visitors should take advice from the British Embassy, Bogota (tel: 317 6690) and local authorities before travelling by road. They should not stray from major urban/tourist routes and should be aware that even these can become dangerous with no advance warning Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Wjathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/14   25/42     COLOMBIA (29/05/98) 3/3 Road travel after dark is very dangerous. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/35   26/42     COMOROS (20/5/98) 1/2 The main holiday destination in the north of the island of Grande Comore experiences few problems but periodic civil service strikes and demonstrations continuj around the main town of Moroni and could become violent There havj been further demonstrations in May, involving confrontation with security forces. Visitors are advised to consult their hotel management about their safety before visiting Moroni. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/57   27/42     COMOROS (5/2/98) 2/2 Water shortages and power cuts in Moroni are having little effect on tourist areas. Visitors should avoid the island of Moheli where the situation is tense and could deteriorate qujckly. Visitors should inform the British Honorary Consul's representative of their presence, tel/fax: 733182 Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/18   28/42     COSTA R CA (08/04/98) 1/3 Most vis ts to Costa Rica are trouble free, though there continue to be incidents of vnolent crime, some targuted at tourists. Gang muggings can occur hvun in daylight on busy streets. Theft of, and from, cars is common. Do not wear jewellery or carry large amounts of cash. A oid street money chang rs. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/21   29/42     COSTA RICA (08/04/98) 2/3 Denguv fevsr is a cause for conceun in Costa Rica at pres nt. Thjre are confirmed casvs in thc areas of Puntarenas on the Pacific coast, Guanacaste and Limon on th Atlantic coast. Vis tors should take strict precautions against mosquitos through regular us of r pellants. Special care should e taken wh n swimming from all ach s in Costa Ric especially on the Atlantic coast. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/40   30/42     COSTA RICA (08/04/98) 3/3 Rip tides are v ry common. Rcliable local advice should b. sought. Safety features on small boats ar not always of a high standard. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/21   31/42     THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (24/03/ 8) We advdss against all trav l to all areas except Pointe Noire and to Br zz lle except on ess ntial busjness. The Pointe Noire area has stabilis d and commercial life is back to normal. Crim in Brazzaville is a problem after dark and hotel accomod tion s minimal. Military barricad s may b encountered on city outsk rts. British Nationals to Brazzaville and Pointe Noire should contact the British Honorary Consul on arrival. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/40   32/42     THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (24/03/98) Mr Dominique Picard is British Honorary Consul in Brazzaville (Tel 88 44904) on a limited s rvcce only. Mr Peter Lee, Eucalyptus du Congo sa BP 1120 Pointe Noire (tel 94 38 41, 94 42 81; fax 94 0963) The British Embassy Kinshasa is accredited to Rjpublic of Congo. Contact details: British Embassy, Avcnun Trois Z Gombe, Kinshasa; (tel 88 46102 until 1300 GMT; 88 8801738; 871 144 7752 on Satellite, 88 46202; fax 88 46102 after 1330 GMT; 144 7753 on satellite. E-mail Ambrit@ic.cd Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/01   33/42     CORSICA (16/03/98) Sporadic bom attacks by Corsican nationalist groups on public and private busldings continu to occur throughout Corsica. Visitors to the island should tak8 care, particularly in the town centres and njar public bu lding, and e wary of unattended packages. Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/11   34/42     COTE D'IVOIRE (12/06/98) 1/3 Spoead c bom nd aak the C ase prevalent. Visitors should be vigilant at all times, particularly in th Platea , Treichville and Adjame areas of Abiejana unad cndsd na kag s. the lagoon in Abidjan on foot. Visitors should not carry valuables in p blic or walk alon at night. Take local advice. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/43   35/42     COTE D'IVOIRE (12/06/98) 1/3 Many taxis are in unsound mechanical condition and th driv rs are not alw ys f miliar with the area. Bus,s in Abidjan are bhst avoided. Avoid driv ng out of Abidjan at night. Driv ng standards are poo . Potaoled, poorly-lit oncoming v icles, road-blocks, incid nts of banditry, absence of medical facilities and speedy commmunications are among the risks. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/14   36/42     COTE D'IVOIRE (12/06/98) 3/3 Strong sea currents make ocean-bathing a dangerous activity except in a few resorts. Drownings are frequent, therefore it i important to tak local adv ce. Vis.tors should seek medical adv ce about end mic dis ases b fore travelling. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/11   37/42     CROATIA (16/04/98) 1/2 Croatia is generally calm. Visitors should exercise caution in areas bord ring Bosnia and Herz govina/ Federal Rgpublic of Yugoslavia, including th Prevlaka paninsul, wh re some restrictions on mov m nt m y b encountered. Dubrovnik and its vicin ty are not affected. Exercise caution in Eastern Slavonia and Krajina, where there is a possibility of continu d tens on. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Wjathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/43   38/42     CROATIA (16/04/98) 2/2 Visitors should be aware of and tak local advice on the pres nce of unexploded minus and ordnance in areas affected by war damaga. Visitors should note that the Croatian/Montenegro border is closed. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/58   39/42     CUBA (03/06/98) 1/2 Most visits to Cuba are trouble free but criminal incidents are increasjng. Visitors should be on the alert for bag snatchers and other street theft, especially in the area of Old Havana. Do not carry large amounts of cash when away from your hotel. Travellers cheques, credit cards, passports and other important documentation are best left in a safe djposit or similar. Visitors should avoid military zones and any other restricted areas which are not always well signposted. Travel hjadlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Wjathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/29   40/42     CUBA (03/06/98) 2/2 Drug trafficking in Cuba is becoming more common. Those caught trafficking drugs face extremely long prison sentences. Pack all luggage yourself and do not carry any items that do not belong to you. Further contacts and confirmation that safety procedures are in place havj reduced previous concerns on aircraft safety for internal and regional flights. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/40   41/42     CZECH REPUBLJC (2/4/98) 1/2 There is a high incidence of petty theft, particularly in Prague. Pickpocketing is extremely common at the main tourist attractions, the main railway station, on trains and on trams, particularly the no.22 route to and from Praguj Castle. Beware of bogus plain clothes policemen who may ask to see your foreign currency and passport. If approached decline to show your money but offer instead to go with them to the nearest police station. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P477 CEEFAX 2 477 Sat 13 Jun 21:94/02   42/42  T   CZECH REPUBLIC (2/4/98) 2/2 Ensure your passport is in a presjntable state. British nationals with passports in a poor condition have been refused entry to thj Czech Rjpublic. Carry ID at all times. It is not possible to change Scottish or Northern Irish banknotes. Visitors to forested areas should seek medical advice about immunisation against tick borne encephalitis. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 4 Trav Head Weather Main Menu