P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/37   1/31     DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (NORTH KOREA) 11/06/98 There are no diplomatic relations between the UK & the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and in the absence of British Govjrnmjnt representation in Pyongyang, no consular assistance or diplomatic protection can be offered by the British Government. In cases of extreme emjrgency British citizens m!y approach the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang (tel 3817490, fax 3817258) to request assistance. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/58   2/31     DJIBOUTI (04/06/98) 1/2 There is a border conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia. Visitors should not travel by road to Djibouti via these countries. Areas of the Rjpublic remain unsafe and thjre havj been rebel attacks in the North, close to the border with Eritrea. Take normal safety precautions in Djibouti city. Travel at night should be avoided, other than in the town centre. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/10   3/31     DJIBOUTI (04/06/98) 2/2 Duj to rains, incidents of cholera infection are occurring. Visitors should seek medical advice before travelling. On arrival, register at the British Consulate, located at the Inchcape shipping Office, Djibouti city, tel: 35 38 36/44. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/41   4/31     DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (13/11/97) 1/2 Petty crime involving tourists is infrequent but normal precautions should be taken i.e. do not leave valuables or baggage unattended in the car or on the beach. Visitors are advisjd that there have been cases of typhoid reported in Juan Dolio, in the South. The situation in Haiti does not affect tourist areas in the Dominican Republic, which are a considerable distance from the border. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/00   5/31     DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (13/11/97) 2/2 Tourists in the Dominican Republic are nevertheless advised to keep themsjlvjs informed of the latest devjlopments in the area. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/21   6/31     ECUADOR (07/04/98) 1/4 Identification documents are essential at all times. Beware of pickpockets who operate in all major tourist centres, especially in Quito's historic centre and at the airport. Take sensible precautions and guard your property at all times. There has been an increase in violent crime in both urban and rural areas. Most visits to Ecuador are trouale free but vigilance should still be exercised. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Wjather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/42   7/31     ECUADOR (07/04/98) 2/4 Avoid travelling at night, particularly by bus. The Ecuador/Peru ceasefire remains in place. The border is open but sensitive. Only use well marked paths as there are still mines in the area. Visitors should be aware that Ecuador and the coastal region in particular havj been affected by the El Nino weather phenomenon. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/07   8/31     ECUADOR (07/04/98) 3/4 High and dangerous tides are expected until the end of April. Rivjrs have overflowed and the infrastructure has been damaged in many places. Travel is difficult in many areas. There have been widespread outbreaks of diseases such as cholera, malaria, denguj and typhoid for which vaccination is recommended. Leptospirosis, a newly identified infectious disjase passed from rats, is an additional hazard. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/28   9/31     ECUADOR (07/04/98) 4/4 Visitors should avoid travelling in the coastal region for the time being. Visitors are advised to avoid eating poultry, especially that produced in El Oro province. An outbreak of hepatitis A and B has been attributed to this source. Visitors are advised to register with the British Embassy on arrival (tel: 560 671/560 755) and obtain an update on the latest situation. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/49   10/31     EGYPT (02/06/98) 1/3 Since 1992 extremists havj conducted a campaign of violence against the Egyptian government, mainly in the provinces of Minya and Assiut (half way between Cairo and Luxor) Sporadic attacks havj also occurred in other areas. Most of these incidents have been directed at the police, or were sjctarian in nature. On 18 September 1997 two men, acting alone, killed 10 people, mainly German tourists, in Cairo. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/11   11/31     EGYPT (02/06/98) 2/3 In a major incident near Luxor on 17 Novjmber 1997 gunmen killed 58 tourists, including 6 British nationals Since the Luxor incident extremist groups have threatened further attacks against tourists: thesj threats should be taken seriously. The Egyptian authorities havj expressed their determination to prevent further attacks on foreign visitors and havj taken a number of steps to increase security, especially at tourist sites. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/32   12/31     EGYPT (02/06/98) 3/3 Visitors to all parts of Egypt are advisjd to be vigilant and to respect any advice from the local security authorities, especially when the Nile Valley south of and including Minya Province. Local driving conditions and poor vjhicle maintenance make road travel outsjdj the main cities hazardous, especially at night. In the event of an accident emjrgjncy medical facilities are limited. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/53   13/31     EL SALVADOR (08/06/98) 1/2 There is significant lawlessness throughout the country. Robberies, kidnapping and car jackings are commonplace and can occur anywhere. Victims risk "eing murdered even if they do not resist their attackers. Do not travel to downtown San Salvador or on the road outside the city after dark. Do not wear jewellery or carry large amounts of cash. Tourists should take extra care. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather M!in Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/15   14/31     EL SALVADOR (08/06/98) 2/3 Businessmen who are met at the !irport and are accompanied during their trip by a local representativj tend to have fewer problems. Visitors are advised to register with the British Embassy on arrival. Following a recent outbreak of Dengue fever, the Salvadorean Ministry of Health announced a national emergency on 20 February. Visitors should seek medical advice before travjl. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/36   15/31     EL SALVADOR (08/06/98) 3/3 For the latest local advice, contact the British Embassy in San Salvador, tel no: 263 6520/6527/6529. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/54   16/31     EQUATORIAL GUINEA (59/04/98) 1/2 Although there are no official travel restrictions in Equatorial Gujnea, visitors should take sensible precautions. Avoid travel after dark. Visitors havj recently experienced problems with corruption and petty theft. There is no British consular presjnce in the country. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/19   17/31     EQUATORIAL GUINEA (29/04/98) 2/2 Visitors experiencing difficulties should seek assistance from either the French Embassz (Tjl: +240 9 22 26) or the Spanish Embassy (Tel: +240 9 31 74/32 98/ 20 20) in Malabo. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Wjather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/40   18/31     ERITREA (05/06/98) 1/4 The Foreign Office advises against all travel to Eritrea. All British nationals in Eritrea are advisjd to leavj as soon as possible, but in the meantime to keep in close contact with the British Consulate in Asmara tel: 12 01 45, fax 12 01 04. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/01   19/31     ESTONIA (21/05/98) 1/2 There is a risk of mugging in the capital and travellers should takj sensible precautions, especially after dark. Do not leave valuables unattended. Car theft is a growing problem. Those bringing vehicles into Estonia should always carry the original vjhicle registration documents when driving. Summer visitors to forested areas should seek medical advice about inoculations against tick-borne encephalitis. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/21   20/31     ESTONIA (21/05/98) 2/2 With effect from 1 March, British citizens who intend to live and work in Estonia may need to obtain a business visa before travelling. British citizens visiting Estonia may remain in the country for up to six months without a visa. From the same date visitors, and those in possession of a business visa, must also have valid hjalth insurance. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/43   21/31     ETHIOPIA (06/06/98) 1/6 The Ethiopia/Eritrea land border is closed due to military activity. Do not travel near or attempt to cross the border. On 5 and 6 June Eritrean military aircraft attacked the northern town of Mekele in Tigray region, located approximately 500kms north of Addis Ababa. Do not travel to the Tigray and Afar regions. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/04   22/31     ETHIOPIA (06/06/98) 2/6 British residents are strongly advised to leave thesj areas. Fujl supplies are erratic throughout the country. Ensure you havj enough fuel to return to your point of origin bjfore setting out. Travelling with another vehicle is recommjnded. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/26   23/31     ETHIOPIA (06/06/98) 3/6 All Ethiopian Airlines flights from Addis Ababa to Asmara havj been suspended. Do not cross by land to Djibouti, this border is also affected by the dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea. There is tension along the bordjrs with Sudan and Somalia. Banditry is a problem along all border areas. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Wjathjr Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/47   24/31     ETHIOPIA (06/06/98) 4/6 If crossing into Kenya stay on the main road and sjek advice about travelling in convoy. Heavy rains have started and will continue until September. Travel to Lalibela and other outlying areas by road will be impracticable during this sjason. Do not travel after dark in rural areas. Petty theft is becoming more common. Take sjnsible precautions and keep valuables, particularly c!meras and passports out of sight. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/09   25/31     ETHIOPIA (06/06/98) 5/6 Do not take photographs of, or close to, military establishments or govjrnment buildings, including the bridge ovjr the Bluj Nile Gorge. There were indiscriminate and sporadic bomb attacks in public places in Addis Ababa, Dira Dawa and Harar last year. Further incidents cannot "e ruled out and visitors should rem!in alert at all times. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/31   26/31     ETHIOPIA (06/06/98) 6/6 Travellers arriving without a visa risk being refused entry. Penalties for overstaying your visa can be severe. Credit cards are accepted at only a few outlets in Addis Ababa. Visitors are strongly recommended to register on arrival at the Consular Section of the British Embassy, Addis Ababa (tel 61 23 54 or fax 61 05 88/ 61 41 54) Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/51   27/31     FRANCE (02/06/98) Visitors to France should be aware that the last two digits on a French car's number plate indicate the departemjnt in which the car is registered. Many hire cars are registered in Marne departemjnt (51). Visitors who hire cars with number plates ending in 51 should take extra care to protect their belongings as such vehicles are often targeted by thieves. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/12   28/31     FRANCE (02/06/98) Visitors should also be aware that strike action will disrupt Air France flight services up to and including June 4th, and may continuj after that date. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Wjathjr Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/34   29/31     GAMBIA (03/02/98) Visitors to The Gambia should bj aware that medical facilities are not of a similar standard to the UK. They should take out medical insurance, to cover evacuation if necessary, before arrival. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/56   30/31     GEORGIA (28/05/98) 1/2 Visits by road to most parts of Georgia can be made in relativj safety, although travel at night outside Tbilisi should be avoided if possible. There has been an escalation in armed conflict in Abkhazia. The Foreign Office advise against all travel in the break-away regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as they remain insecure. The Zugdidi and Tsalenjikha districts of the Samegrelo region which border Abkhazia should also be avoided. Visitors are advised not to enter or leave Georgia via the land border with Russia. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P478 CEEFAX 2 478 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/17   31/31     GEORGIA (28/05/98) 2/2 Be vigilant and take sensible precautions against mugging, especially after dark. Women should not go out alone late at night. Power cuts are frequent, especially in winter. There have been reports of diphthjria and rabies. Seek medical advice bjfore travelling. Medical facilities outside Tbilisi are limited. Visitors should obtain visas prior to travjl. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 5 Trav Head Weather Main Menu