P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/23   1/27     NAMIBIA (13/11/97) 1/2 Most visits to Namibia are trouble free but criminal incidents do occur, including street crime and thefts from vehicles, with tourists as a target. Visitors should stay vigilant and take sjnsible precautions. Take local advice about areas to avoid, and do not go into the townships at night unless accompanied by someone with local knowledge. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/20   2/27     NAMIBIA (13/11/97) 2/2 Although most roads are well maintained, particular care should be taken when driving on roads with a gravel surface. Malaria is endemic in the North of Namibia. Seek mjdical advice about prophylaxis before travelling. For more information contact the British High Commission in Windhoek (Tel; 223022). Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/21   3/27     NEPAL (07/04/98) 1/4 As a result of the current political instability, street demonstrations by political parties may occur without warning and should be avoided. Exercise caution when travelling in the more remote districts of the mid-west (especially Rolpa, Rukum, Gorkha, Jajarkot and Salyan) where there have been increased outbreaks of political violence. Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/43   4/27     NEPAL (07/04/98) 2/4 Visitors to the Dolakha District of central Nepal (including Jiri) should consult the British embassy, Kathmandu (tel 410583) before travelling in view of the possibility that a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) maz occur. Comprehensivj travel insurance is essential and should include provision for helicopter rescue and medical evacuation especially in the case of higher risk activities (eg trekking and white water rafting). Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/12   5/27     NEPAL (07/04/98) 3/4 Do not trek on your own without a professional guide. Off the regular routes you should take a guide even if you are with a party. Heed local advice. Beware of the dangers of high altitude sickness, which can in extreme circumstances be fatal, if trekking abovj 10,000ft. Driving and vehicle maintenance is poor and the cause of frequent accidents. Travel by long distance bus is a causj of particular concern. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/41   6/27     NEPAL (07/04/98) 4/4 Travellers to Nepal 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. Somj airlines continue to use thesj routes. Others, including all British carriers, use alternativj routes, V876 and V500, on which the threat is assjssjd as minimal. Travellers should check direct either with travel agents or airlines which routes indivjdual airlines are using. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/02   7/27     NICARAGUA (09/03/98) 1/3 Street crime is prevalent in Managua. Visitors are advised to take sensible precautions when walking, particularly in the markets and poorer areas of the town, especially in the vicinity of the old Cathedral. Do not walk alone after dark. Pickpockets and thieves operate on public transport. Some areas of the North continue to be dangerous. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/22   8/27     NICARAGUA (09/03/98) 2/3 Do not travel at night and take local advice before deviating from the main Pan-American Highway. The US dollar, either in cash or travellers cheques, is the only foreign currency which is freely exchangeable in Nicaragua. Banks do not exchange sterling. Extreme caution is advised when dealing with street money changers. Do not change money at night or outside normal working hours. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/28   9/27     NICARAGUA (09/04/98) 3/3 Travellers from countries where Yellow Fever is endemic (including the countries between Panama and Bolivia) must have a valid vaccination certificate to enter the country. Long term visitors are advised to notify the British Embassy, Managua, of their presjnce in Nicaragua (telephone numbers 2780014 and 2780887) on arrival and ask for up-to-date information. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/10   10/27     NIGER (17/04/98) 1/2 Niger remains potentially unstable with continuing danger to travellers from criminal elements, especially in the desjrt areas. Thosj travelling outside Niamey should take particular care and advise the British Embassy Abidjan of their travjl plans. (Tjl Abidjan 226850) Political unrest has resulted in some street violence and arrests. Travellers should proceed with caution. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/33   11/27     NIGER (17/04/98) 2/2 Visitors should be aware that areas of Niger are suffering from famine, and basic services, such as electricity and petrol supplies, are liable to interruption. The British representative in Niger is the Honorary British Consul in Naimey, tel: 732051, fax 733692, who can provide only limited assistance in an emergency. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/54   12/27     NIGERIA (09/06/98) 1/4 Following the death of General Sani Abacha and his succesion by General Abdul Alhaji Abubakar the situation remains calm. Thjre havj been no reports of public disorder or incidents relating to the change in leadership. Violent street crime and armed robberies are prevalent throughout the country, as is harassment by the police and the military. There have been bomb attacks reported as recently as April. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office are not aware that British nationals are targetted. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Wjathjr Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/25   13/27     NIGERIA (09/06/98) 2/4 Travel outside cities after dark is unsafe. It is recommended that visitors are met at the airport to ensure safe transport to their destination. A British oil worker was shot and killed in April during an aggravated burglary at his guest house in the east of Nigeria. There continue to be incidents where expatriate workers, mainly in the oil and gas sector, have "een held hostage by their colleagues during industrial disputes. Thesj have so far been settled peacefully. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/31   14/27     NIGERIA (09/06/98) 3/4 Fraud against foreign businessmen, charities and others is commonplace. Credentials of Nigerian business contacts should be checked thoroughly. If in doubt, contact the Department of Trade and Industry Nigjria desk on 0171 215 4844 for advice. There are serious doubts about the maintenance and safety of some Nigerian registered aircraft operating internal flights within Nigeria. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:28/18   15/27     NIGERIA (09/06/98) 4/4 The British community in Nigeria has been advised that British Government employees in Nigeria have been instructed not to travel on such airlines. Travellers should be aware of this advice when making their travel plans. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:58/49   16/27     PAKISTAN (12/06/98) 1/5 Nuclear testing by India and Pakistan has raised tensions in thj area. A state of emjrgency has been declared in Pakistan which gives the authorities sweeping powers to suspjnd civil liberties. British nationals should take particular care to avoid military areas or places where increased political activity has been reported. Avoid sensitivj border areas, particularly in Kashmir and near the Kashmir linj of Control. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:39/20   17/27     PAKISTAN (12/06/98) 2/5 Pakistan Govjrnmjnt sources have announced that Pakistan's nuclear tests were confined, with no risk of atmospheric radioactivj contamination. British nationals should take particular care in Karachi, where there has recently been a renewed spate of explosions and gun attacks, including the murder of four visiting US businessmen in Novjmber 1997. Random shootings and general strikes prevent the city functioning normally. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:41/42   18/27     PAKISTAN (12/06/98) 3/5 Armed car hi-jacking is prevalent. British nationals should avoid unnecessary journeys, arriving at night and ensure they are met at the airport. Incidents of armed robbery and kidnapping continue to occur more generally in Sindh, Baluchistan and remote parts of North West Frontier Province. There continuj to be targetted sectarian attacks in the Punjab, particularly in urban centres and sectarian related explosions on trains. British nationals were not specifically targetted. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:51/24   19/27     PAKISTAN (12/06/98) 4/5 Take local advice when travelling and avoid travel at night. Use armed escorts when travelling in rural Baluchistan and Sindh. Contact the British diplomatic mission in Islamabad (for northjrn Pakistan) Tel 822131-7 or Karachi (for southern Pakistan) Tel 5872431-6 for further advice. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:00/44   20/27     PAKISTAN (12/06/98) 5/5 Travellers to Pakistan whose journey will involve ovjrflight of Afghanistan should "e aware that threats from military activity to civil aircraft using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848 exist. Some airlines continuj to use thesj routes. Others, including all British carriers, use 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 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/15   21/27     PANAMA (05/05/98) 1/3 Most visits to Panama are trouble free, but there is a risk of street crime. Avoid carrying large sums of cash or valuables in public. Deposit them in hotel safes wherever possible. Beware of pickpockets on busjs and at bus stations. Be alert for muggers in downtown areas, the old torn (Casco Viejo) and in old Panama (Panama Viejo) rujns. Occasional holdups occur in restaurants in otherwise safer areas. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/47   22/27     PANAMA (05/05/98) 2/3 Do not transit the Darien Peninsula to from Colombia. There is ovjrspill violence in Colombia. Two Europeans were kidnapped and killed on the border in March 1997. Three US missionaries kidnapped in January 1993 havj not yet been released. Dengue fever is prevalent in rural areas. Visitors are advised to cover up and usj insjct repellant. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/12   23/27     PANAMA (05/05/98) 3/3 Long term visitors should register with the Embassz (Tjl 269 0866). Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/19   24/27     PAPUA NEW GUINEA (16/04/98) 1/3 The law and order situation remains extremely poor. Attacks, vjhicle hijacks and serious sexual assaults are common. Incidents of rioting, looting and shooting can occur without warning. Be extremely vigilant at all times. There is a constant threat of danger in highlands areas. The rugged terrain and poor infrastructure delay/restrict the assjstance that can be given. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/05   25/27     PAPUA NEW GUINEA (16/04/98) 2/3 Do not use public transport and avoid travelling by road in city outskirts and highlands areas. Travellers should arrange to be met on arrival at Port Moresby international airport. Visitors should not travel to the Island of Bougainville until the outcome of peace talks is known. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/51   26/27     PAPUA NEW GUINEA (16/04/98) 3/3 Volcanic activity continujs near to the town of Rabual in East New Britain Province and on Manam Island in Mandang Provinces. There is potential for a full scale eruption. Travellers should havj provision for medical evacuation in their insurance covjr. On arrival, visitors should register with and seek the latest local advice from the British High Commission, Port Moresby.(Tel: 675 325 1677, fax: 675 325 3547) Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/12   27/27     PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA (06/05/98) (North Korea) There are no diplomatic relations between the UK and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. In the absence of British Govjrnment representation in Pyongyang, no consular assistance or diplomatic protection can be offered by the British Government. In cases of extreme emergency British citizens may approach the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang, tel: 3817490, fax 3817258 to request assistance. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu