P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/52       INDONESIA (12/06/98) 1/21 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office are no longer advising against travel to Indonjsia. The situation is calmer following the change of government at the end of May, but it has not yet stabilised and may not do so for some time. Visitors and those residjnts who left for security reasons and are returning should be aware that the situation remains unpredictable. Political demonstrations are likely to continue both in Jakarta and major cities such as Surabaya, Yogyakarta and Medan. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/13   2/21     INDONESIA (12/06/98) 2/4 There is a risk that thesj may turn violent. Given the serious economic situation and possible shortages of food and other commodities, rioting may break out, particularly in commercial districts. British nationals in Indonesia are advised to follow developments on television and radio. They should exercise caution, particularly if they have to travel by night. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/21   3/21     INDONESIA (12/06/98) 3/4 There has been looting and there is an increased risk of crime on the streets. When taking a taxi, usj one from a reputable firm, preferably booked by phone. Although there havj been large demonstrations in Bali, the situation has remained relativjly calm and tourist services are operating normally. There is no difficulty in transiting Jakarta. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/48   4/21     INDONESIA (12/06/98) 4/4 Travellers to and from Indonesia whose journey will involve overflight of Afghanistan should be aware that there are threats from military activity to civil aircraft using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848. Some airlines continuj to use these routes. Others including all British carriers, usj alternativj routes, V876 and V500, on which the threat is assjssjd as minimal. Travjllers should check direct either with travel agents or airlines which routes individual airlines are using. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/20   5/21     IRAN (16/02/98) 1/4 Take sensible precautions and make sure that travel documentation, including visas, are in order. Particular care should be taken not to offend against Islamic codes of dress and behaviour, particularly with regard to sexual relations, alcohol and drugs. Photography near military and othjr government installations is strictly prohibited. Many such installations are not easily identifiable and care should be taken ovjr photography in urban areas away from tourist locations. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/11   6/21     IRAN (16/02/98) 2/4 The borders between Iran and Azerbaijan and Iran and Turkmenistan are open only to nationals of those countries. Non-nationals are not allowed to cross thesj borders by land. Declare all foreign currency taken into the country on a customs declaration form, or at thj Bank Melli branch at Tehran (Mehrabad) Airport. Failure to do so may result in undeclared foreign currency being confiscated on djparture. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/43   7/21     IRAN (16/02/98) 3/4 It is only possible to change travellers cheques in major cities and only into Rials. Travellers should bring sufficient hard currency to covjr the unexpected. There havj recently been a number of cases of tourists being asked for identification by bogus policemen, who have then made off with the visitor's wallet and currency. If approached, decline to show your money and documents but offer to go with them instead to the nearest police station. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/21   8/21     IRAN (16/02/98) 4/4 Visitors are strongly advised to register on arrival with the British Embassy, Tjhran (tel: 675011) and consult them immediately should problems arise. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/12   9/21     IRAQ (08/05/98) British nationals should not attempt to visit Iraq. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/10   10/21     ISRAEL & OCCUPIED TERRITORIES 1/5 (23/05/98) There have recently been clashes between Palestinian and Israeli security forces on the streets of East Jerusalem and in the West Bank and Gaza. Foreign residjnts and visitors have not been targetted but travellers should avoid areas where large crowds are gathering or where demonstrations are taking place. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/51   11/21     ISRAEL & OCCUPIED TERRITORIES 2/5 (23/05/98) Suicide bombers were responsible for terrorist bombs which exploded in West Jerusalem in July and September 1997. Visitors should be aware that these bombings took place in crowded public areas in West Jerusalem. Buses havj been the target of previous attacks and further attacks cannot be rules out. Visitors should not hitch-hike. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/18   12/21     ISRAEL & OCCUPIED TERRITORIES 3/5 (235/052/98) Visitors should carry passports at all times. They should also note that they may be requjred to produce passports when crossing between Israel and the Occupied Territories or when entering Jerusalem. Passengers boarding flights in Israel ly to face lengthy personal questioning by security officials. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/37   13/21     ISRAEL & OCCUPIED TERRITORIES 4/5 (25/02/98) British nationals who also hold Israeli or Palestinian ID or Palestinian passports are strongly advised to bring these documents with them as they are likely to be asked to produce them on arrival and exit at the airport. British nationals of Palestinian origin or those who are married to people of Palestinian origin, may be classified as Palistinian residents (even if they not) and be required to obtain an exit permit to leave. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/41   14/21     ISRAEL & OCCUPIED TERRITORIES 5/5 (23/05/98) Additionally, evjn if such British nationals have been admitted on their British passports the Israeli authorities may not allow them to leave or travel internally using their British passport. Visitors should follow local events and contact the British Embassy in Tel Avjv, (tel: 03-510 0166) for those in Israel or the British Consulate General Jerusalem, (tel: 02-582 8281) for those in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/12   15/21     ITALY (09/06/98) 1/2 Visitors are strongly advised to avoid the area around Monte Sarno, on the borders of the provinces of Avelino and Salerno. Mudslides havj caused extensivj damage and loss of life, particularly in the towns of Sarno, Bracigliano, Siano, Quindici and Episcopio. The popular tourist resorts on the Sorrento peninsula and the Amalfi coast are outsidj the disaster area. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:57/40   16/21     ITALZ (09/06/98) 2/2 There have been no strong tremors registered in the Umbria/Marche border area since 26 March. The view of the Umbria Regional Headquarters in Perugia is that visitors no longer need to avoid the previously affected area including tourist centres such as Gubbio and Assisi (although the upper Basilica of St Francis remains closed). Nocera Umbra's heavily damaged historic centre remains off limits to visitors and residents and is best avoided. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/11   17/21     JAMAICA (18/05/97) 1/3 The main tourist areas are on the North and West coasts of the island. Most visitors enjoy trouble-free holidays at the resorts there. However, vigilance is still advisable outside the safety of your hotel. Visitors should "e particularly alert for bag snatchers, chain grabbers and pickpockets and should not carry valuables, large amounts of cash or travel documents unnecessarily. Do not offer resistance in the evjnt of an attempted robbery. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:05/10   18/21     JAMAICA (18/05/97) 2/3 Visitors are advised against walking at night or using public transport. Visitors should exercise caution in isolated areas even in daylight hours. There havj been several violent incidents in parts of downtown and West Kingston. Thesj areas continuj to be a serious problem and should be avoided. Only travel to these parts of the city if absolutely necessary and only after taking local advice from either the Jamaican police, or thosj mentioned in the final paragraph of this advice. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/41   19/21     JAMAICA (18/05/98) 3/3 Visitors to Jamaica should note that there are severe penalties for all drug offences. Pack all luggage yourself and do not carry anything through customs for someone else. When in doubt visitors should seek advice from travel represjntativjs, the Jamaican Tourist Board or the British High Commission, telephonj: 926 9050. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/22   20/21     JORDAN (12/06/98) 1/2 Visitors to Jordan can travel freely anywhere in the country. The likelihood of violence against foreigners remains low. Visitors should dress modestly, behave courteously and respect local customs and sensitivities. Visitors travelling from Jordan to Syria, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia should obtain their visas at their place of residence before travelling to Jordan. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P480 CEEFAX 2 480 Sat 13 Jun 21:01/33   21/21     JORDAN (12/06/98) 2/2 If passports contain Israeli stamps or border crossing stamps with Israel, they you will "e refused entry to the neighbouring Arab countries, evjn if you have valid visas. All visitors should follow local events and contact the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Amman, tel 823100, 856581 or 856586 or their tour representativj if they need further advice or help. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 7 Trav Head Weather Main Menu