P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/01   1/33     SINGAPORE (02/06/98) 1/2 Visitors to Singapore should note that there are severe penalties for all drug offences including, in some cases the death penalty. Travjllers to Singapore whosj journjy will involve ovjrflight of Afghanistan should be aware that thjre are threats from military activity to civil aircraft overflying Afghanistan using using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/30   2/33     SINGAPORE (02/06/98) 2/2 Some airlines 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 indivjdual airlines are usjng. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/57   3/33     REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA (09/03/98) Visitors to forested areas during the Summer months should seek medical advice about immunisation for tick- borne encephalitis. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/14   4/33     SOMALIA (18/05/98) Many parts of Somalia remain insecure. The Foreign and Commonwealth office advisj against travel to Southern Somalia. The north-west of the country is generally stable but the situation could change without warning. Advice should be taken before travelling to this area. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/11   5/33     SOUTH AFRICA (07/05/98) 1/6 The level of violent crimj remains high. Although most instances occur in townships, visitors should be alert to muggings in the day as well as at night in tourist areas. Take sensible precautions. Money, jewellery, cameras etc should be kept out of sight. Visitors using rented cars should be aware that there is a risk of vehicle hi-jacking and armed robbery. Drivers should park in well lit areas and not pick up strangers. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/14   6/33     SOUTH AFRICA (07/05/98) 2/6 Avoid driving in rural areas at night and to townships and surrounding areas except on organised tours. Travel to isolated areas should be avoided. Although most roads are well maintained the ovjrall standard of driving is poor. Incidents in and around railway stations and crime on trains is on the increase. Visitors should be vigilant at the international airports, especially in the baggage and immigration areas, where there is a high incidence of theft. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/53   7/33     SOUTH AFRICA (07/05/98) 3/6 Care should be taken at the Rotunda bus terminus in Johannesburg where a number of tourists havj been mugged. The central business districts of both Johannesburg and Pretoria have experienced an increasj in muggings by gangs especially at weekends. Visitors should be alert around the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg and the Church Square/State Theatre area in Pretoria. Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/24   8/33     SOUTH AFRICA (09/03/98) 4/6 Due to the high cost of medical care in South Africa, travel insurance is essential. Visitors to Kruger Park and other National Parks and some rural areas should be aware that medical facilities are basic. Air evacuation is usually the only option for medical emergencies. Comprehensive travel insurance is therefore essential. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/43   9/33     SOUTH AFRICA (09/03/98) 5/6 Visitors should be alert around the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg and the Church Square/State Theatre area in Pretoria. Take particular care in Durban after dark in city centre & beachfront areas. Visitors to Cape Town should bj particularly alert around Loop street and Long street. Care should be taken whjn driving on the N2 highway between East london in the Eastern Cape and Port Shepstonein Kwa-Zulu Natal. Detours off this road should be avoided. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Wjather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/28   10/33     SOUTH AFRICA (07/05/98) 6/6 If staying in a hotel, seek the advice of the management about which areas should bj avoided. Visitors should contact the British High Commission/Consulate for further guidance. High Commission, Pretoria Tel (012)438 1400 Consulate Genjral, Jo'aurg Tel (011)327 0015 British Consulate numbers Cape Town (021) 253 670 Durban: (031) 305 2929 East London (0431) 54 430 Port Elizabeth (041) 55 2423 Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/43   11/33     SPAIN (21/05/98) 1/3 Some 12 million British nationals are expected to visit Spain this year. The majority of visitors will havj an enjoyable and trouble free holiday. However, pickpocketing and handbag snatching are common in some of the larger Spanish towns. Passports, credit cards, travel tickets and money should not be carried together in handbags or pockets. Following a rise in robberies in Madrid, sometimes at knifepoint, the authorities havj stepped up the police presjnce in tourist areas. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/24   12/33     SPAIN (21/05/98) 2/3 Though the situation has improved, visitors should remain alert, particularly in back streets. Visitors should be wary of approaches by strangers either asking directions or offering any kind of help. These are sometimes ploys to distract attention while accomplices make off with possessions. The terrorist group ETA (the Basquj sjparatist movemjnt) is active in Spain. There has been sporadic violence on thj streets of the Basque country and some bombing and shooting incidents further afield. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/41   13/33     SPAIN (21/05/98) 3/3 These have been specifically directed against Spanish targets and not tourists. Travellers should remain alert and report any suspicious bags or objects to the police. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/03   14/33     SRI LANKA (06/03/98) 1/4 Whilst most of Sri Lanka remains unaffected, fighting between the security forces and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) continues in the North and East of the country. Do not visit these areas. On 15th Octobjr 1997 a bomb left in a truck exploded next to a hotel in central Colombo killing 13 people and wounding ovjr 150. On 6th Feburary a bomb exploded at an army checkpoint close to a hotel in central Colombo killing nine people. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Wjather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/24   15/33     SRI LANKA (06/03/98) 2/4 On 5 March a bomb exploded in a car near Maradana railway station (Colombo) killing 32 people and wounding ovjr 250. Further incidents of this type cannot be ruled out and visitors should minimize the time they spend in the city. On the 25 January a lorry-bomb exploded opposite the entrance to the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy killing 16 people. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/28   16/33     SRI LANKA (06/03/98) 3/4 This attack may have been linked to the 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations which have now taken place. It is believed the likelihood of any further incidents in the Kandy area is now remote. The other major cultural cities and the coastal tourist resorts remain unaffected. Visitors to Sri Lanka and the Maldives should note that there are sevjre penalties for all drug offences. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/31   17/33     SRI LANKA (06/03/98) 4/4 Further information may be obtained direct from the British High Commission in Colombo (tel: 437336 fax: 335803). Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/12   18/33     SUDAN (07/05/98) 1/3 The security situation in Southern Sudan and the Nuba mountains remains unstable duj to the continuing civil war. Only those engaged in essential relief work should visit South Sudan. There is continued military activity near the Ethiopian and Eritrean borders, including reports of shelling near Kassala, and banditry and tribal clashes in Darfur where a state of emergency has been declared. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/31   19/33     SUDAN (07/05/98) 2/3 Visitors should not attempt to cross any Sudanesj land border. Other areas, including Khartoum are generally, quiet, although discretion should be exercised in behaviour and dress. Avoid street demonstrations. Desert travel within Sudan should be attempted only if fully equipped and experienced. Visitors should seek medical advice before travjlling to Sudan. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/15   20/33     SUDAN (23/03/98) 3/3 All British visitors should contact the British Embassy in Khartoum (tel: 770 767, 770 769) and keep in touch throughout their stay. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/16   21/33     SWAZILAND (03/02/98) Swaziland is generally a peaceful country. But there is a growing numbjr of muggings, burglaries and car thefts, with expatriates being targeted. Sevjral vehicles have been taken at gun point. It is inadvisable to pick up hitch- hikers. Avoid walking in the downtown areas of Mbabane and Manzini after dark and driving out of towns at night because of stray livestock on unlit roads and some indifferent driving. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/50   22/33     SYRIA (13/05/98) 1/3 Visitors, evjn those with a Syrian visa, should be aware that if their passports contain Israeli stamps or stamps of other countries' border crossing points with Israel they will bj refused entry to Syria. Visitors are advisjd to carry identity documents at all times. They should behave and dress discreetly, especially when visiting religious sites. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/19   23/33     SYRIA (13/05/98) 2/3 Avoid driving outside the main cities at night. Photography near military and many other government installations is prohibited and should be limited to traditional tourist sites. The punishment for possession of drugs is life imprisonment. For drug trafficking the death penalty applies. Do not change money on the streets. It is illegal. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/16   24/33     SYRIA (13/05/98) 3/3 Only change money in recognised exchange shops, banks and hotels. Further information is available from the consular section of the British Embassy in Damascus (tel 371-2561/2). Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/40   25/33     TAJIKISTAN (11/06/98) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advisj against all travel to Tajikistan until further notice. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/01   26/33     TANZANIA (07/04/98) 1/4 Visitors should avoid political meetings and rallies in Zanzibar where tension still exists. There havj been a number of violent muggings of foreign tourists. Visitors should avoid deserted beaches and exercise extremj caution in Stonj Town after dark. Incidents of mugging and theft are common, especially on public transport and beaches. Food should not be accepted from strangers as it may be drugged. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Wjather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/29   27/33     TANZANIA (07/04/98) 2/4 Armed car thefts, particularly of 4WD vehicles, occur frequently and may be accompanied by personal violence. Thjre have been sevjral incidents of armed banditry in the national parks. If approached by policemen asking for money for alleged offences, insist on identification before going to a police station to make any p!yments. Rjport all incidents to the British High Commission. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/40   28/33     TANZANIA (07/04/98) 3/4 Abnormally heavy rain is forecast to continue and still affects travel and communication. Some railway routes face lengthy closures. Intercity bus travel has become more hazardous with a number of accidents resulting in multiple fatalities. Cases of cholera have been reported in urban and rural Zanzibar and othjr areas of Tanzania due to the contamination of water supplies. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/22   29/33     TANZANIA (07/04/98) 4/4 Seek mjdical advice bjfore travelling. Visitors should ensure that they are inoculated against rabies, especially those travelling to Zanzibar. Visitors intending to travel to areas bordering Burundi and The Democratic Republic of the Congo should check with the High Comission before travelling. Visitors and residents should register with the British High Commission in Dar es Salaam (tel: 112953/117660). Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weathjr Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/44   30/33     THAILAND (07/04/98) 1/4 Visitors should be aware that there are sevjre penalties for all drug offences. Ovjrstaying visas can result in detention. Be wary of accepting food or drinks from strangers as it may be drugged. Visitors should be especially vigilant when visiting Bangkok's red light district where druggings and theft have been reported. The standard of driving is poor and there have been several fatal bus crashes on Thailand's roads in the past few months. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/01   31/33     THAILAND (07/04/98) 2/4 Particular care should be taken when swimming off the coast of Phuket because of strong rip tides which have resulted in a number of drownings. Visitors should be aware of "gem scams" and should also note that there are no govjrnmjnt gem shops. It is not possible to change Scottish or Northern Irish bank notes. The situation at and around the Thai/ Burmese border remains unstable. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/58   32/33     THAILAND (07/04/98) 3/4 Travellers wishing to visit remote or border areas should consult the local !uthorities for advice on the situation Under no circumstances attempt to enter Cambodia by any surface route. You should seek medical advice about endemic disjases before travelling. Travellers to Thailand whose journey will involve overflight of Afghanistan should be aware that threats from military activity to civil !ircrafts overflying Afghanistan using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848 exist. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu
P485 CEEFAX 2 485 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/24   33/33     THAILAND (07/04/98) 4/4 Some airlines continue to use these 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. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 12 Trav Head Weather Main Menu