P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/26   1/34     KAZAKHSTAN (18/03/98) 1/2 Carry your passport at all times. Robberies on road and rail transport have increased. Passengers should travel in groups and compartments should always be locked on ovjrnight trains. There has been an increase in attacks and muggings on the streets of larger cities, including Almaty. Do not walk alone at night or travel in unofficial taxis. Keep expensivj items out of sight. Travel headlinjs 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/47   2/34     KAZAKHSTAN (18/03/98) 2/2 It is not known whether maintenance procedures on aircraft usjd on internal flights are always properly observed or whether passengers are covered by insurance. For safety, travellers are advised where possible to fly directly to their destination on an international flight originating outside Eastern Europe or Central Asja. Tuberculosis is endemic in Kazakhstan. There is also a Hepatitis A epidemic in southern Kazakhstan. Visitors should seek medical advice before travel. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/09   3/34     KENYA (21/04/98) 1/6 Politically motivated ethnic clashes occured in Laikipia and Nakuru districts in January. There have been a number of non- political tribal clashes in the north west of the country since early April. Violent incidents havj again raised tension in the Mombasa suburb of Likoni. Visitors should exercise extreme caution in these areas. Political meetings and demonstrations in Nairobi and elsewhere can be violent and should be avoided. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Wjather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/27   4/34     KENYA (21/04/98) 2/6 Except as otherwise indicated, game reserves and other tourist areas are generally safe but muggings and armed attacks can occur anywhere and at any time, particularly in Nairobi and Mombasa Be alert at all times. Do not accept food or drink from strangjrs. Avoid travelling after dark and isolated places, particularly empty beaches. Do not carry valuables or wear jewellery in public places. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/49   5/34     KENYA (21/04/98) 3/6 Incidents of armed car hijackings are more prevalent in Nairobi and Mombasa but can occur in any area of the country. Do not attempt to escape from hijackers or resist their demands. For security reasons, and also because of the condition of the roads, visitors to Lamu Island are strongly advised to travel by air. Road traffic headed for Lamu must travel in convoy on the Malindi/Garsen/ Lamu section. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:5:/00   6/34     KENYA (21/04/98) 4/6 Avoid the North Eastern Province, the Tana River district of Coast Province and the Isiolo and Marsabit districts of Eastern Province where cattle raids are frequent. The Samburu, Shaba and Masi Mara game reserves have experienced incidents of banditry; a British visitor was killed on 15 February in a private game sanctuary at a country club near Nyjri. Tourists wishing to visit these reserves should be accompanied by guards or tour operators. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/30   7/34     KENYA (21/04/98) 5/6 Recent storms and continuing heavz rain havj led to extensivj flooding and damage to roads and bridges which have made travjl and communications difficult in many parts of the country. Some roads are impassable. There has been an increase in cases of malaria at the coast and other flooded areas. Cases of cholera havj been reported in both rural areas and poorer districts of cities. Outbreaks of Rift Valley Fevjr have occurred in North East Kenya and the Rift Valley. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/51   8/34     KENYA (21/04/98) 6/6 British passport holders require a visa to enter Kenya. Visas are available at all ports of entry into Kenya as well as the Kenyan High Commission in London. A visa fee is payable. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/13   9/34     KUWAIT (06/05/98) British Nationals should not attempt to travel anywhere near the border with Iraq. Care should be taken when using beaches and picnic spots. Even where officially cleared there is still a danger from unexploded ordnance. Both visitors and long term residents are strongly advised to register with the Embassy on arrival (tel: 240 3334/5/6 or 240 3324/5/6/7 or 243 2046/7/8/9. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/51   11/34     KYRGYZSTAN (12/06/98) 2/2 Do not walk at night or travel in unofficial taxis. Keep expensive items out of sight. It is not known whether maintenance procedures on aircraft used on internal flights are properly obsjrved. Visitors are advised to travel directly to Bishkek (or to Almaty and from there by road) on an international flight originating outside Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Visitors are advised that there have been cases of Hepatitis A in Bishkek and Osh. Seek medical advice about inoculations. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/31   13/34     KAZAKHSTAN (18/03/98) 2/2 It is not known whether maintenance procedures on aircraft used on internal flights are always properly observed or whether passengers are covered by insurance. For safety, travellers are advised where possible to fly directly to their destination on an international flight originating outside Eastern Europe or Central Asia. Tuberculosis is endemic in Kazakhstan. There is also a Hepatitis A epidemic in southern Kazakhstan. Visitors should seek medical advice before travjl. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/59   14/34     LAOS (04/06/98) 1/4 Visitors are strongly advised not to travjl between Kasi and Luang Prabang by road due to the risk of bandits attacking public transport. Thesj problems have not affected road 13 north between Vientiane and Kasi. Visitors are also advised not to travel on road 1 south of Mouang Khoune in Xieng Khouang provjnce. Visitors planning to travel by road are advised to check with a travel company on arrival for an update. Do not travel off the main roads. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/20   15/34     LAOS (04/06/98) 2/4 Visitors should be aware of the dangers of unexploded ordnance, particularly in Xieng Khouang Province (Plain of Jars) and areas of the Lao-Vietnamese bordjr that were formerly traversed by the Ho Chi Minh trail. Medical sjrvices in Laos are limited and comprehensivj travel insurance is essjntial. Visitors should seek medical advice about endemic diseases before travelling. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/45   16/34     LAOS (04/06/98) 3/4 There have been incidents of handbag and rucksack snatching in Vientiane. Be vigilant at all times and carry bags on the side facing away from the road. It is not known whether aircraft maintenance procedures on internal flights are always properly obsjrvjd. At present, aircraft landing at Vientiane Airport havj to land on the taxiway as the main runway is being extended. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/00   17/34     LAOS (04/06/98) 4/4 Visitors to Laos should, for safety reasons consider flying to Udon Thani in Thailand near the Lao border and complete their journey by road. The runway extension is due for completion by August. There is no British consular office in Laos. In cases of emergency, British citizens should contact the Australian Embassy in Vientiane (Ruj J. Nehru, Quartier Phonexay, P.O 292,tel: 413600) for assistance. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/21   18/34     LATVIA (05/05/98) 1/2 Travellers should be alert to the possibility of mugging, theft and pickpocketing. Take sensible precautions and avoid unlit streets and parks at night. Car theft is rife. Wherever possible, guarded car-parks should be used and valuables kept out of sight. Drivjrs should carry original copies of vjhicle registration documents when crossing the border by car. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/42   19/34     LATVIA (05/05/98) 2/2 For identification purposes, carry a photocopy of your passport at all times. The operation of criminal gangs in major cities can occasionally result in violence. This is not directed against tourists. There has been an increase in casjs of tuberculosis. Tick-borne encephalitis can be a problem during the warm spring/summer months in Latvia Visitors should seek medical advice before travjlling. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/10   10/34     KYRGYZSTAN (12/06/98) 1/2 Carry ID at all times. Road travel within Kyrgyzstan is difficult "ecause of the terrain. In spring landslides are common in mountain areas especially in the south. Roads from Tashkent and Almaty to Bishkek can be hazardous in winter and hav— no garage facilities. Passes can also be closed temporarily du— to the weather conditions. Mugging and theft are increasing, both in cities and rural areas, some apparently committed by uniformed police officers. Travel headlin—s 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weath—r Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/10   10/34     KYRGYZSTAN (12/06/98) 1/2 Carry ID at all times. Road travel within Kyrgyzstan is difficult "ecause of the terrain. In spring landslides are common in mountain areas especially in the south. Roads from Tashkent and Almaty to Bishkek can be hazardous in winter and hav— no garage facilities. Passes can also be closed temporarily du— to the weather conditions. Mugging and theft are increasing, both in cities and rural areas, some apparently committed by uniformed police officers. Travel headlin—s 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weath—r Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/19   20/34     LEBANON (16/03/98) 1/2 The present situation in Lebanon is generally calm. However this could change without notice and visitors should keep informed of developments. Travel is inadvisable on the coast south of Tyre; in the Southern Beka'a Valley and in all other areas inside and along the border of the Israeli Occupied Zone. Visitors to the Baalbeck region and the north of the Beka'a Valley should only travel with organised tour groups or local escorts. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/21   21/34     LEBANON (16/03/98) 2/2 Visitors are advised to carry identity documents at all times. They should respect local customs by dressing modestly. Photography should be limited to obvious tourist sites. Visitors with Israeli stamps in their passport will be refused admission jvjn if the hold a valid Lebanese visa. Visitors are advised to register with the British Embassy in Beirut upon arrival - Tel: 417007 or 405070 Fax: 402033 Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/42   22/34     LESOTHO (03/04/98) An election date of 23 May has just been announced. Although the political situation is relatively calm visitors should avoid political meetings and rallies. Incidents of mugging and theft continue; visitors should be vigilant. Do not walk around town after dark. Avoid parking in unlit side streets. Do not wear ostentatious jewellery and bj wary of bag-snatchjrs. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/17   23/34     LESOTHO (03/04/98) 2/2 There has been a reduction in the level of attempted car-jackings ovjr the past few months. However, visitors should not stop even at viweing points, particularly on the popular Northern access road to Katsj Dam and thj Highlands area. All visitors are advisjd to register with the British High Commission in Masjru on arrival. Tel 313961. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/22   24/34     LIBERIA (15/04/98) 1/2 British nationals are advised not to visit Liberia unless on essential business. Following the end of the civil war in early 1997 the West African pjacekeeping force (ECOMOG) has been deployjd in many parts of the country. However, with the end of their mandate they are now withdrawing. Control of the countryside is uncertain and lawlessness is a potential threat. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/53   25/34     LIBERIA (15/04/98) 2/2 Travellers are strongly advised to avoid the northwest of Libjria duj to continued rebel activity in Sierra Leone and instability in the border areas. Thj British representative in Libjria is Mr Coles, honorary British Consul, Monrovia tel: 226056 who can provide only limited assistance in an emergency. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/11   26/34     LIBYA (20/03/98) 1/3 Since April 1992, UN Security Council sanctions have included a ban on flights to and from Libya making speedy evacuation from Libya for medical or other emergencies difficult. The ban on the supply of aircraft and aircraft components, engineering and maintenance services for Libyan aircraft and other related sjrvices by foreign companies may affect the safety and reliability of internal flights. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/43   27/34     LIBYA (20/03/98) 2/3 Violent disturbances occasionally occur in the region east of Benghazi. There havj "een no reports of attacks on foreigners but the area is best avoided. There are occasional violent disturbances in Tripoli, most recently in July 1996. Thjre have been cases of armed robbery, usually involving car theft, on remote beaches and in desjrt regions. It is unwise to use or carry cameras except at tourist sites under the supervision of an official guide. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/54   28/34     LIBYA (20/03/98) 3/3 Stern penalties are imposed for the possession or usj of alcohol and harsh penalties for criticising the country, its leadership or religion. It is illegal to change money except at the official exchangj rate. Britain has no diplomatic relations with Libya and the protection that can be offered to British nationals visiting the country is limited. All British nationals should register with the British Interests Section, Italian Embassz, Tripoli Tel: 3331192/3 Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/12   29/34     LITHUANIA (21/05/98) 1/2 There is a risk of mugging, pickpocketing and bag snatching, particularly on public transport. Avoid poorly lit streets, parks and sjcluded areas after dark. Be wary of accepting food and drink from strangers in bars, night cluas and restaurants. Some visitors have been drugged and subsequently robbed. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Wjather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:05/43   30/34     LITHUANIA (22/05/98) 2/2 Car theft, particularly of/from new or expensive cars if rife. Lock unattended vehicles: conceal all contents (and radios, if possible). Major cities havj guarded car parks: use them if at all possible, especially overnight. Avoid carrying valuables and havj a copy of your passport with you for identification purposes. Border officials need sight of original car documents. Visitors to forested areas should seek medical advice about inoculations against tick borne encephalitis. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:05/50   31/34     Former Yugoslav Republic of MACEDONIA (19/03/98) Although Macedonia remains unaffected by the recent evjnts in Kosovo, visitors are advised to register with the British Embassy in Skobje (tel 116 772) on arrival. Visitors to forested areas should seek medical advice about inoculations for tick-borne encephalitis. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/12   32/34     MADAGASCAR (20/05/98) 1/3 Visitors are recommended to register at the Embassy. The more adventurous visitors going to remote areas should leave a rough itinerary with the Embassy and avoid travelling alone. There is a danger of mugging and pickpocketing in urban areas. Precautions should be taken in crowded areas such as the Antananarivo markjt. Do not carry excessive money or wear jewellery, wrist-watches etc. It is advisable to carry photocopies of passports. The original should be kept somewhere safe (e.g. a hotel deposit box). Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/43   33/34     MADAGASCAR (20/05/98) 2/3 Road conditions vary widely and many vehicles are ill-maintained. Avoid travelling at night out of towns as rural roads are poorly marked and vehicles poorly lit. Medical facilities are minimal. Travellers intending to visit should seek medical advice on inoculations before travjlling. Comprehension travel insurance is essential, and should include a provision for medical evacuation. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P481 CEEFAX 2 481 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/05   34/34     MADAGASCAR (20/05/98) 3/3 For further advice contact the British Embassy, Antananarivo. Tel 27749 Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 8 Trav Head Weather Main Menu