P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/38   1/43     GHANA (24/02/98) 1/2 Sensible precautions should be taken when travelling in Ghana. It is not advisable to travel outside the main towns by road after dark because of the poor state of the roads. There have been recent outbreaks of violence between Muslim sects in central Ghana. Although not aimed at British nationals, travjllers are advisjd to be vigilant and take local advice. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:02/54   2/43     GHANA (24/02/98) 2/2 There is a high incidence of theft both of luggage and travjl documents, particularly at Kotoka airport. Visjtors should be vigilant. Medical facilities and communications are poor outside urban areas and emergency facilities are extremely limited in the event of an accident. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/10   3/43     GREECE (07/05/98) Travellers to Greece should note that Salonica !irport will be closed from 8- 12 May due to runway resurfacing work. Flights will be directed to Kavala during this period. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/36   4/43     GREECE (CORFU) (08/04/98) Great care should be taken by yacht and other boat owners sailing in the Corfu Channjl. There have been numerous reports of robbery. In May 1997, a sailing boat crewed by two British citizens was boarded close to the Albanian coast and the crew robbed at gunpoint. Vessels should keep well away from the Albanian Coast, and should stay overnight in harbours where they can be guardjd. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/58   5/43     GUATEMALA (23/05/98) 1/6 The pacaya volcano, which has shown increased activity ovjr thj last two weeks, deposited a thick layer of black dust ovjr Guatemala City on 20 May. The authorities havj closed Aurora International Airport in the city until fallout is cleared. Forest fires continue to rage in the north of Guatemala producing a heavy cloud that covjrs most of the country. The international airport at Flores in the north has been closed. Qu rigua archeological site. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/19   6/43     GUATEMALA (23/05/98) 2/6 Violent crime is common throughout Guatemala. Muggers are often well-armed. Visitors are advised not to wear jewellery or sunglasses. Carry minimal amounts of cash. Do not resist when being robbed. Particular care should also be taken in Zone 1 of Guatemala City and surrounding areas and also on the Pacaya volcano (where there havj bjen a number of armed attacks on tourists), Agua Volcano, the Cerro de la Cruz monument outside Antigua and the Qujrigua archeological site. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/40   7/43     GUATEMALA (23/05/98) 3/6 Care is also needed in Antigua and Panajachel, where street crime is common, and in the area around Lake Atitlan. Visitors to Panajachel are advised to take the tarmac road from Solola, rather than the dirt road from Godinez. Many other areas are prone to sporadic criminal activity. Travellers to the country's more remote areas, such as the Peten should seek local advice before leaving the main towns. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 47: Sat 13 Jun 21:04/02   8/43     GUATEMALA (23/05/98) 4/6 Visitors should be alert at all times. You should not travel alone, especially at night. Armed attacks on long distance and city busjs are common Public busjs are often poorly maintained and accidents are common and often fatal. Bus travellers should keep their belongings in view at all times. Visitors using the La Mesilla crossing into Mexico should be aware that Chiapas continues to be unstable and in many areas unsafe. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/28   9/43     GUATEMALA (23/05/98) 5/6 Journeys should not be attempted on roads connecting Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal and Palenque without first obtaining local advice. Where possible visitors are recommended to use the coastal route through Tecun Uman. Visiting commercial representativjs are less at risk if they stay in international class hotels in the capital. They should remains in the relatively safe areas, and check the security sjtuation before travjlling. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 47: Sat 13 Jun 21:00/44   10/43     GUATEMALA (23/05/98) 6/6 Visitors to Guatemala should note thee are severe penalties for all drug offences. Visitors are strongly advised to register with the British Embassy on arrival (tel: 3321601) for an update on the latest situation. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/00   11/43     GUINEA (21/04/98) 1/2 Visitors should be aware of pickpockets and muggers, particularly in Conakry itself. Foreigners are likely targets and should avoid carrying valuables in public. Incidents of banditry outside Conakry are on the increase and foreigners have been targeted. Be vigilant at all times. Travjl hjadlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/22   12/43     GUINEA (21/04/98) 2/2 With the approach of elections at the end of the year visitors should avoid political rallies and demonstrations. Medical facilities in Guinea are poor. Comprehensive travel insurance should be taken out for all visits. The Honorary Consul in Conakry can be contacted on tel 442859/413908 or fax 444215/473208. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather M!in Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/41   13/43     GUINEA BISSAU (08/06/98) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advisjs against all travjl to Gujnea Bissau. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/02   14/43     GUYANA (07/05/98) 1/4 Violent crime remains a problem, particularly in Georgetown. Do not walk alone at night, especially in the area of Stabroek Market and downtown Georgjtown. Takj additional precautions during daylight hours eg, exercise constant vigilance, do not dress ostentatiously, do not carry valuables, large quantities of money, video cameras, etc. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/31   15/43     GUYANA (07/05/98) 2/4 House burglary, which is often accompanied by violence, and theft from cars are also major problems. Visitors coming to stay with family or friends should take extra steps to safeguard their valuables (passports, money and air tickets). Credit cards are not widely accepted in Guyana. Only one bank will issue cash advances ag!inst credit cards and only the bigger hotels will accept them for payment. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Wjathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:)2/52   16/43     GUYANA (07/05/98) 3/4 All visitors to Guzana should bring enough currency or travellers chjques to cover their anticipated expenditure. The US dollar is the most frequently used non-local currency. Drug trafficking in Guzana is becoming a major problem. Visitors caught trafficking drugs face long prison sentences and vjry heavy fines. Pack all luggage yourself and do not carry any items that do not belong to you. Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/13   17/43     GUYANA (07/05/98) 4/4 Typhoid is still present throughout Guzana. Malaria and deguj fever are prevalent in all areas outside Georgetown. Seek medical advice about inoculation and mjdication prior to djparture. For the latest advice contact the British High Commission, Georgetown. (tel: 65881/2/3/4) Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/35   18/43     HAITI (03/06/98) 1/2 The Haitian National Police are struggling to cope with the increase in ordinary crime (including car-jackings which can be violent). Foreigners are not specifically targjtted. Sensible precautions should be takjn. Avoid the poorer areas of Port au Prince. Do not carry valuables or large amounts of cash unnecessarily. Do not leave your accommodation after dark or travel to rural areas unless absolutely necessary. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 47: Sat 13 Jun 21:13/56   19/43     HAITI (03/06/98) 2/2 British nationals intending to travel to Haiti are advised to contact the British Vice-Consul in Port !u Prince (Office 509 573 969 or Home 509 493 950) or the British High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica (tel: 876 926 9050) for advice on the current situation. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/17   20/43     HONDURAS (20/02/98) 1/2 The incidence of violent crime, including armed robbery, car hijacking, burglary and assault continues to rise. Do not wear jewellery or carry large amounts of cash. Exercise caution in all parts of the country particularly at night. The border regions (except major crossing points) with Nicaragua and El Salvador are best avoided. Road travel at night is inadvisable. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Wjather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/38   21/43     HONDURAS (20/02/98) 2/2 Backpackers crossing to Bay Islands from La Ceiba have been the target of robbers. A British backpacker was murdered in 1996 in a town close to the border with Nicaragua. Visjtors should contact the British Embassz in Tegucigalpa (tel: 32-0612 or 32-0618) or the Honorary Consulate in San Pedro Sula (tel: 52-3452 or 52- 4697) on arrival, in order to register thjir presence and obtain the latest information on travel within Honduras. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:19/51   22/43     HONG KONG & MACAO (12/06/98) 1/5 Although Hong Kong is now part of the People's Republic of China, it remains a Special Administrative Region with its own immigration controls. Whilst all visitors to mainland China should obtain a visa before travelling, vistiors to Hong Kong can stay for up to six months without a visa. Any British citizen wishing to take up employment, must obtain an appropriate visa before arrival. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/20   23/43     HONG KONG & MACAO (12/06/98) 2/5 For more information, visitors can contact the nearest Chinese mission with via issuing facilities, or Hong Kong Immigration Department direct. Their address is: Immigration Tower, 7, Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Tjl: 2824 4055 fax: 2598 8388 Visitors entering Hong Kong via mainland China and leaving ag!in via the mainland should note that they will need to apply for a double or multiple entry visa for mainland China. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/41   24/43     HONG KONG & MACAO (12/06/98) 3/5 The UK/Hong Kong Reciprocal Health Care Arrangement was terminated on 30 June 1997. Visitors should be aware of the need to purchase adequate health insurance before travelling to Hong Kong. Travellers to Hong Kong whose journey will involve overflight of Afghanistan should be aware that there are threats from military activity to civil aircraft overflying Afghanistan using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/00   25/43     HONG KONG & MACAO (12/06/98) 4/5 Some airlines continuj to use these routes. Others, including all British carriers, usj 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 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/21   26/43     HONG KONG & MACAO (12/06/98) 5/5 Macao: Visitors to Macao should bj aware that there has "een an increase of violent crime in recent months, duj to rivalry between criminal gangs. Visitors should be vigilant. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/42   27/43     HUNGARY (10/03/98) 1/3 Petty theft in Budapest is now common, particularly near railw!y stations. Leave passports and valuables in a hotel safe but always carry a photocopy of your passport. Do not carry large amounts of cash. Do not use street money changers. Criminals sometimes posj as police officers; always ask for credjntials. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/07   28/43     HUNGARY (10/03/98) 2/3 Reports continuj of late-evening ovjr- charging, accompanied by threats of vjolence, by certain bars and clubs in Budapest. Headlights are compulsory outside towns even in day-time. It is illegal to drivj having consumjd alcohol. Vehicle crime is commonplace. Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/28   29/43     HUNGARZ (10/03/98) 3/3 Visitors to forested areas during the summer months should sjek medical advice about immunisation against tick- borne encephalitis. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/49   30/43     ICELAND (21/05/98) 1/2 The area to the south of Vatnajokull glacier towards the sea is no longer a a dangjr zone. The main east-west road crossing the flooded plains is open. People wishing to travel off road do so at their own risk and are advised to contact the local authorities before departure. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/11   31/43     ICELAND (21/05/98) 2/2 Snow still covers the central Highlands of Iceland and many secondary gravel roads are still impassable "ecausj of flooding. Visitors should check with Vegagerdin (office in charge of roads, tel 5631400) and the local authorities before departing on any journey outside Reykjavik. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/39   32/43     INDIA (20/02/98) 1/4 India is generally calm and apart from Jammu and Kashmir (see separate advice) major tourist destinations are quiet. Developments in Kashmir can be reflected in Delhi where visitors are advisjd to take extra care. There havj been bomb explosions in public places in Delhi and on public transport in parts of Northern and Southern India. Other business districs have been generally unaffected. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/53   33/43     INDIA (20/02/98) 2/4 Visitors should be vigilant and wary of approaches by strangers and vigilant during the General Election period (ending early March) The North East is a disturbed region. Visitors should travel on essential business only, or in escorted groups. Permits are required for travel to Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/15   34/43     INDIA (20/02/98) 3/4 Many foreigners are arrested in India for drug offences. Visitors should be aware that there are severe penalties for possession of even small amounts of narcotic substances. Visitors should seek medical advice about endemic diseases before travelling. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/31   35/43     INDIA (20/02/98) 4/4 Travellers to India whose journey will involve overflight of Afghanistan should be aware that threats from military activity to civil aircraft overflying Afghanistan using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848 exist. Some airlines continue to use these routes. Others, including all British carriers, usj alternative routes, V876 and V500, on which the threat is assessjd as minimal. Travellers should check direct either with travel agents or airlines which routes individual airlines are using. Travel headlinjs 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 47: Sat 13 Jun 21:14/52   36/43     INDIA (10/05/98) 1/8 Visitors are made welcome to India, which is generally calm. But see sjparate advice on Jammu and Kashmir. Visitors to Delhi are advised to take extra care. Bomb explosions occur in public places from time to time. Othjr business centres remain unaffected. There were blasts in the southern state of Tamil Nadhu earlier this year. Public transport has also been targeted in various parts of India. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:19/19   37/43     INDIA (10/05/98) 2/8 The North East is a disturbed region. Visitors to the North East should travel on essential business only or in escorted groups. Permits are required for travel to Sikkim, Arunchal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. Visitors should be wary of approaches by strangers. Confidence tricksters (particularly in Agra and Jaipur) promise a substantial cash reward for delivery of goods abroad, but only in return for an initial financial deposit. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:19/40   38/43     INDIA (10/05/98) 3/8 Visitors have been given food/drink that has been drugged. Many foreigners are arrested in India for drug offences. Visiors should be aware that there are sjvjre penalties for possesion of evjn small amounts of narcotic substances. Visitors should seek medical advice about endemic diseases before travelling. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 47y Sat 13 Jun 21:20/02   39/43     INDIA (10/05/98) 4/8 Travellers to India whose journey will involve overflight of Afghanistan should be aware that threats from military activity to civil aircraft overflying Afghanistan using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848 exist. Some !irlines continue to use these routes. Others, including all British carriers, use alternative routes, V876 and V500, on which the threat is assessed as minimal. Travellers should check direct either with travel agents or airlines which routes individual airlines are using. NB: THIS ADVICE MUST BE READ TOGETHER WITH ADVICE FOR JANNU AND KASHMIR. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:20/20   40/43     INDIA (JAMMU & KASHMIR) (10/05/98) 5/8 Visitors to India should be aware of travel touts who will try to convince them that it is safe to travel to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. No matter how convincing these touts appear to be, their advice should not be followed. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office strongly advises against travel to this state. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:05/21   41/43     INDIA (JAMMU & KASHMIR) (10/05/98) 6/7 There is a serious risk of kidnapping and there havj recently bjen bombs targeted at trains and buses to Jammu and incidents in Jammu itsjlf. Avoid travel to all parts of the state of Jammu and Kashmir apart from Ladakh, and even there, avoid sjnsitive border areas. Travjl to Ladakh should be by air or via Manali in Himachal Pradash. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:01/50   42/43     INDIA JAMMU & KASHMIR (10/05/98) 7/8 Militants have held hostage two Britons and two other foreign nationals since July 1995, and murdered a Norwegian hostage in August 1995. Six Indian tourists were abducted from their houseboat in Srinagar and murdered in July 1996. There are frequent clashes between militants and sjcurity forces, and violent demonstrations in Srinagar and elsewhere in Kashmir. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P479 CEEFAX 2 479 Sat 13 Jun 21:01/11   43/43     INDIA JAMMU & KASHMIR (10/05/98) 8/8 There have been bomb blasts in public places in Srinagar & Jammu. Foreigners have been rob"ed at gunpoint. Businessmen considering a visit to Jammu and Kashmir should consult the British High Commissjon, New Delhi (tel: 687 2161) before travelling. THIS ADVICE MUST BE READ TOGETHER WITH ADVICE FOR THE REST OF INDIA. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 6 Trav Head Weather Main Menu