P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:41/41   1/27     MALAWI (18/05/98) 1/4 Exercise care ovjr personal security, particuarly after dark. Avoid travel out of town at night. Main roads are dangerous. Hazards such as potholes and abandoned unlit vjhicles often cause serious accidents. Emergency services are extremely basic. Carry identity documents at all timjs. The armed hijacking of expensive cars and 4WD vehicles occurs, usually at night but daytime attacks should not be discounted. Lock doors while driving and conceal valuable. Be wary of small groups in quiet unpopulated areas. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:51/20   2/27     MALAWI (18/05/98) 2/4 Visitors to Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Zomba Plateau and tourist destinations such as Nkhata Bay, Senga Bay (aka Salima) and Cape Maclear should be alert to muggers, bag snatchers and conmen. In recent months several British visitors have been robbed at knifepoint in Senga Bay, Nkhata Bay and Blantyre. A British national was mudered recently near Nkhata Bay in an armed robbery !md similar incidents havj taken place since but without further death or serious injury. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:00/44   3/27     MALAWI (18/05/98) 3/4 Visitors should be wary of drugs being planted in their luggage and of buzing uncut precious stones, which is illegal. This results in bogus policeman demanding money to allow onward travel. Be cautious with ovjr-friendly people who offer to act as tour guides. There have also been instances of passengers on publis transport being offered snacks which are poisoned. The poison induces unconciousness and the passenger is then robbed. Visitors should decline snacks from fellow passengers. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/15   4/27     MALAWI (18/03/98) 4/4 There is a vjry high prevalence of AIDS/HIV in Malawi. Visitors should be aware that physical attacks involving blood or fluids contact carry a risk of infection. Medical advice should be sought as soon as possible after contact. Avoid the land route between Malawi and Zimbabwe along the Tete corridor in Mozambique. If use of this route is unavoidable, travellers should exercise extreme caution and travel in convoys of three or more vehicles. Journeys should be completed during daylight. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/47   5/27     MALAYSIA (29/05/98) 1/2 Visitors to Malaysia should note that there are severe penalties for all drug offences including, in some cases, the death penalty. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/12   6/27     MALAYSIA (29/05/98) 2/2 Travellers to Malaysia 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. Somj airlines continuj to use these routes. Others, including all British carriers, usj alternativj routes, V876 and V500, on which thj threat is assessjd as minimal. Travellers should check direct either with travjl agents or airlines which routes individual airlines are using. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/18   7/27     MALDIVES (08/04/98) Visitors to the Maldivjs should note that there are severe penalties for all drug offences. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/05   8/27     MALI (16/04/98) 1/2 There have recently been a number of violent incidents in the north of Mali. The situation is now less tense but visitors travelling overland between Mopti and Timbuktu should travel in groups. Avoid travelling at night and keep to the main roads. Travel to the area east of Gao near the border with Niger, should be avoided. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/50   9/27     MALI (16/04/98) 2/2 Visitors to Mali should be aware that medical facilities are poor. Before arrival they should take out insurance to covjr medical repatriation and should carry basic medical supplies. Visitors should be vigilant. Do not carry valuables in public. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/12   10/27     MEXJCO (28/05/98) 1/5 There is a high incidence of armed robbery in urban areas. Resistance is frequently met with violence. Visitors are advisjd to take sensible precautionary measures and to be alert. Particular care should bj taken on public transport, and at !irports, bus stations and popular tourist sites. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/29   11/27     MEXICO (28/05/98) 2/5 Use only taxis from authorised ranks (sitios). Passengers using other taxis in Mexico City face a much higher risk of attack and robbery. Care should be taken on the Mexico City Metro where there is a high incidence of pickpocketing. There is also a risk of robbery outside major cities particularly in the states of Michoacan, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Campeche. Avoid travel after dark and isolated beaches at all times. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/24   12/27     MEXJCO (28/05/98) 3/5 Becausj of severe drought, forest fires have broken out in most states of the Republic causing high levjls of pollution and occasional travel delays. Travellers should seek local advice before making their journey. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/11   13/27     MEXJCO (28/05/98) 4/5 There is still tension in Northern and Central Chiapas. Travellers should not vjnture off main roads without first obtaining local advice. Under Mexican law visitors are givjn specific immigration status according to the purposj of their visit. Mexican consulates can givj detailed advice. Once in Mexico, if visitors wish to change their immigration status, eg. becausj the purpose of their visit has changed, they m!y do so, by applying to the nearest immigration office. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/43   14/27     MEXJCO (18/05/98) 5/5 Travellers should not give a telephone number for family or friends in the UK to strangers who claim to be carrying out surveys. Such information has been usjd to extort money. Visitors should take out insurance, to covjr medical repatriation if necessary, before arrival. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/28   15/27     MOLDOVA (18/03/98) 1/2 Avoid non-essential travel to Transdniestria (north-west Moldova) which is not under Moldovan government control and where the security situation is unpredictable. Those with essential business in Transdniestria should register their presence with the Consular Section of the British Embassy in Moscow, tel: 956 7200 fax: 956 7420, which is responsible for relations with Moldova. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/19   16/27     MOLDOVA (18/05/98) 2/2 Petty crime is on the increase in Chisinau, both in daylight hours and at night. Exercise common sense in dress and behaviour. Keep expensivj jewellery, watches and cameras out of sight. Use officially marked taxis which you should not share with strangers. Agree a price before starting the journey. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/41   17/27     MONGOLIA (01/04/98) 1/2 Visitors may only enter Mongolia by air or by train. Entry overland by other means is not permitted unless specific permission is sought and granted in advance from the Mongolian authorities. Communications within Mongolia are poor. Providing consular assistance to travellers in remote locations can be difficult. Petty street crime is on the increase. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/01   18/27     MONGOLIA (01/04/98) 2/2 It is not advisable to venture out alone at night on foot. Use only clearly identifiable taxis. The Mongolian authorities will not allow travellers to exit Mongolia for China without a valid Chinese visa. Travellers who both enter and leave Mongolia through China therefore need a double entry visa for China. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/27   19/27     MONTSERRAT (06/03/98) 1/5 The Foreign and Commonwealth office advises against all but essential travel to Monserrat in view of the continuing volcanic activity. The southern part of the island, below a line from the Nantes Rivjr in the west to the airport in the east, is extremely dangerous and access is forbidden. The capital, Plymouth, and Salem are located within the exclusion zone. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/12   20/27     MONTSERRAT (06/03/98) 2/5 Areas as far north as Woodlands are considered to be vulnerable to extreme volcanic evjnts and, as a result, a transition zone was created which covers the area from Nantes River in the south to Lawyjrs River (Palm Loop) in the north. However, following the latest scientific assessment, residents and businesses in the transition zonj have been strongly advised to move further north. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/02   21/27     MONTSERRAT (06/03/98) 3/5 The last remaining hotel has closed and accommodation on the island is difficult to find. Areas as far north as St John's are experiencing occasional ash falls and everybody is advised to carry ash masks at all times. Volcanic ash, which contains crisobalite (a toxic form of crystalline silica known to cause silicosis following prolonged exposure) poses a serious risk to health, particularly to younger children. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/34   22/27     MONTSERRAT (06/03/98) 4/5 The airport remains closed and most visitors to the island travel by the daily ferry from Antigua. Travellers should check with Carib World Travjl at Heritage Quay in Antigua (tel: 460 6101) for latest information and sailing times. All Visitors should listen carefully to ZJB Radio (FM 95.5) for volcanic reports which are broadcast twice a day at 0730 and 1930 hrs local time, and at more frequent intervals during periods of increased activity. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/55   23/27     MONTSERRAT (06/03/98) 5/5 Visitors should obtain a copy of the volcanic risk map, available from Montserrat Government Information Services (tel: 491 2702), which provides detailed and regularly updated guidance on access permitted to various parts of the island. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/11   24/27     MOZAMBIQUE (12/06/98) 1/4 Armed robbery is prevalent in Maputo. Do not display cash or jewellery. Keep to well lit, busy streets, and avoid walking in unfamiliar areas and down-town Maputo at night. Identity documents should be carried all times. Theft of vehicles at gunpoint is common, particularly of 4-wheeled drive vjhicles. Although robbery has been the main motivation for such attacks some attacks have been unnecessarily vicious and sometimes fatal. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/12   25/27     MOZAMBIQUE (12/06/98) 2/4 No roads should be considered safe. Road travel outside Maputo and other major cities should be undertaken only in hours of daylight and where possible be restricted to major metalled roads in a reasonable state of repair. Travel in convoy is strongly advised. Visitors should be aware of unexploded mines on minor roads outside Maputo. Seek advice from the local authorities. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:59/49   26/27     MOZAMBIQUE (12/06/98) 3/4 Malaria is endemic. Diseases from insanitary conditions are common throughout Mozambique. Travellers are advised to drink bottled or boiled and filtered water, to ensure vegetables are thoroughly cooked and to eat only in places whjre basic hygiene precautions havj been taken. Hospital facilities are poor. Travellers are strongly advised to have adequate insurance covjr which includes provision for mjdical evacuation by air. Seek mjdical advice before travelling. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P482 CEEFAX 2 482 Sat 13 Jun 21:30/14   27/27     MOZAMBIQUE (12/06/98) 4/4 It is not known whether maintenance procedures on aircraft used on internal flights are always properly observed. For further details, travellers should contact the British High Commission in Maputo (tel 420111/2) or if travelling to Mozambique via the Beira or Tete corridor, the British High Commission in Harare (tel 772990) or Lilongwe (782400) Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 9 Trav Head Weather Main Menu