P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/23   1/49     TOGO (25/02/98) 1/2 Togo has experienced periodic violence and strikes recently. Although the current situation is calm, there is potential for unrest in the run-up to elections in 1998. There have been incidents of car- jacking. Visitors should avoid walking in the vicinity of beaches where there have been muggings. Care should bj taken when travelling in Lome at night. Travjl headlines 430 Front pagj 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/48   2/49     TOGO (25/02/97) 2/2 Visitors should stop at all control points on request, turn on interior vehicle lights and only continue if certain that permission has been given to do so. Be prepared for checks of passport/ identity papers and possible vehicle searches. Visitors should avoid travelling outside Lome at night. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/09   3/49     TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (23/04/98) 1/3 Most visits to Trinidad and tobago are trouble free. However, sensible precautions should be takjn ag!inst theft, which can be a problem at night in parts of downtown Port of Spain and in other urban areas. Take local advice on specific areas to be avoided. Do not resist armed robbers. Many country areas are best visited in groups. Avoid isolated beaches and forest trails. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/30   4/49     TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (23/04/98) 2/3 Do not carry large !mounts of cash or wear jewellery. Use hotel safety deposit boxes to store valuables, money and passports. The authorities are alert to the carriage of illicit drugs; checks are thorough and sjntences are sjvjre. Do not carry packages for persons unknown to you or if you do not know their contents. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/51   5/49     TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (23/04/98) 3/3 Tobago suffers from less crime than Trinidad, but recent evjnts suggest that muggings are becoming more prevalent. Take sensible precautions. Do not visit isolated beaches. Usj taxis after dark. If in doubt consult your tour operator or hotel staff. Dengue fever has become a problem in recent years particularly in the wet season (May to December). Denguj Haemorrhagic Fevjr is on the increase. Minimise exposure to mosquite bites by using repellents. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/12   6/49     TURKEY (12/06/98) 1/5 Most visitors enjoy trouble free visits to Turkey. However, take sensible precautions and be aware of the dangers of visiting certain areas of Turkey. Street robbery is on the increase in the major Istanbul tourist areas. Stay alert and be wary of approaches by strangers. There have been instances of tourists being offered drink and food which is drugged. There continues to be widespread terrorist activity in South East Turkey including the kidnapping of western tourists. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/33   7/49     TURKEY (12/06/98) 2/5 Travel to this area should be avoided. There havj been terrorist attacks in Istanbul, various popular coastal resorts, the Black Sea provinces and inland towns. The Turkish authorities give a high priority to protecting visitors but security cannot be guaranteed. Thosj who must travel in south east Turkey should keep to main roads and towns and avoid travel at dusk or after dark. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:35/18   8/49     TURKEY (12/06/98) 3/5 They should advise the British Embassy Ankara (tel 0312 468 6230/42) or British Consulate General Istanbul (tel 0212 252 6436) of their travel plans. Visitors should seek medical advice bjfote travelling in thj south jast to ensure that inoculations are up to date as contagious diseases are on the increase. Duj to continued insecurity in Northern Iraq do not attempt to enter Iraq from Turkjy. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/16   9/49     TURKEY (12/06/98) 4/5 The main border crossing points into Syria (in daylight hours) are still considered generally safe. Thosj considering the overland route to Iran should consult the Embassz in Ankara (tel 90 312 468 6230). Visitors should take particular care when travelling by road throughout Turkey as it is extremely dangerous. Serious traffic accidents frequently occur. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/30   10/49     TURKEY (12/06/98) 5/5 Travellers to the Western Black Sea Region should be aware that recent flooding has caused severe infrastructural damage, particularly in Bartin, Bolu, Zonguldak, Karabuk and the tourist town of Safranbolu. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:18/51   11/49     TURKMENISTAN (05/11/97) 1/2 Incidents of mugging, thjft and pickpocketing occur in all cities. Take sensible precautions when travelling or walking in the street. Do not leavj valuables unattended. Do not be ostentatious with foreign currency. It is not clear whether maintenance procedures are always properly observed on internal flights. Thesj concerns do not apply to flights originating outside Turkmenistan. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:19/22   12/49     TURKMENISTAN (05/11/97) 2/2 Visitors should seek medical advice about inoculations before travelling to Turkmenistan. British nationals visiting Turkmenistan require entry visas. Travellers whose journey originates from the UK should obtain their visa before departure from the Embassy of Turkmenistan in London. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:19/42   13/49     TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (20/04/98) There is a relatively low crime rate in Turks and Caicos Islands, but exercise common sense. Do not travel to isolated spots such as North West Point (Providenciales) at night or without letting someone know you are there during the day. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:20/03   14/49     UGANDA (19/5/98) 1/4 Rebel attacks and road ambushes continue in the northern districts of Gulu and Kitgum. Visitors are advised to seek local information before entering these districts and to proceed with caution. Somj routes in the north are subject to UPDF (Ugandan Army) escorted convoys.(eg Lira Kitgum) Operations by a separate rebel group infiltrating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Rwenzori Mountains area (Western Uganda) continue at a reduced level. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:20/22   15/49     UGANDA (19/5/98) 2/4 The areas of Bundibugyo and the Semliki Plains should be avoided if possible. Visitors to Kasese and any areas west of the Kasese-Katwe axis should stay on main roads and travel only during daylight hour. Banditry and inter-tribal clashes in the Karamoja area (Eastern Uganda) continuj. Seek local advice immediately before travelling to these areas. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:20/43   16/49     UGANDA (19/5/98) 3/4 Elsewhere in Uganda there is continued risk of armed robbery and vehicle hi- jacking. Keep car doors locked and windows shut. Avoid travel after dark. If stopped by armed men do not attempt to resist. There have been recent bomb attacks on two pavement resteraunts in Kampala in which people have been killed. Exercise caution when visiting public place^ Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:21/04   17/49     UGANDA (19/5/98) 4/4 Abnormally heavy rains havj washed away bridges and raods making up-country travel "y road difficult or impossible. Local advice should be sought. The rains havj also contributed to cholera outbreaks in some areas, including some Kampala suburbs. Before travelling up country visitors should consult the British High Commission in Kampala (tel: 257 054/9) Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:21/29   18/49     UKRAINE (01/06/98) 1/2 Visitors must have medical insurance to apply for a Ukrainian visa and cover any medical costs that might arise during their visit. There is a diphtheria epidemic in parts of Ukraine. Do not drink tap water without first boiling it. Consult your GP about immunisation and other precautionary mjasures. Visitors to forested areas are advised to seek medical advice about inoculations for tick-borne encephalitis. Travel headlinjs 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:51/50   19/49     UKRAINE (01/06/98) 2/2 Muggings, thefts and car hijacking are increasing throughout Ukrainj. Be vigilant and keep expensive possessions out of sight. If travelling by ovjrnight train, secure compartment door from the inside by tying it closed with wire or cord. Carry your passport at all times. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:22/11   20/49     URUGUAY (07/05/98) Visitors to Montevideo should be aware of petty thieves operating in the city especially the old town and port areas. Muggings and robberies involving British and other foreign nationals are on the increasj, sometimes with the use of weapons. Visitors should be vigilant. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:22/35   21/49     USA — FLORIDA (05/03/98) 1/2 Most people visit Florida without experiencing difficulty. However, visitors should continue to be vigilant about their personal security. You should: Not wear ostentatious jewellery and avoid walking in obviously run- down areas. If arriving at night, take a taxi to your hotel and collect your hire car the njxt day. Drive on main highways and use well lit car parks. Travjl headlines 430 &ront page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:05/33   22/49     USA - FLORIDA (05/03/98) 2/2 You should: NOT STOP if your car is bumped from behind. Instead, indicate to the other driver to follow you to the nearest public area and call for police assistance. NOT SLEEP IN YOUR CAR on the roadside or in rest areas. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:05/14   23/49     UZBEKISTAN (19/05/98) 1/2 Keep valuables out of sight. In Tashkent it is safer to use official taxis or hire cars, especially at night or if visiting the city suburbs. Long distance travel by train should be avoided. If obliged to travel ovjrnight, store valuables in the compartmjnt under the bed or seat. Do not leave the compartment unattended and ensure that the door is secured from the inside with wire or strong cord. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/16   24/49     UZBEKISTAN (10/05/98) 2/2 It is not known whether maintenance procedures on aircraft used on internal flights are always properly observjd. For safety, travellers are advised where possible to fly directly to their destination on an international flight originating outside Eastern Europe and Central Asia. There are epidemics of Hepatitis A and Meningitis. Visitors should seek medical advice before travelling. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:06/30   25/49     VENEZUELA (07/05/98) 1/2 Crime levels are high, particularly in Caracas and Maracaibo, with occasional violent incidents involving foreigners. There havj also been incidents involving tourists in Margarita. Street robberies and car-jackings can occur anywhere. Do not carry large !mounts of money or valuable jewellery and dress down. Care should bj taken at all times and walking in city streets should be avoided at night. Usj taxis wherever possible. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:56/52   26/49     VENEZUELA (30/01/98) 2/2 Colombian terrorist and narcotic gangs are active in regions bordering Colombia, where there havj been kidnappings. Do not travel in the border area except in well escorted groups. Visitors are advised to register at the British Embassy in Caracas, telephone 993 4111. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/13   27/49     VIETNAM (03/06/98) 1/5 A visa must be obtained prior to arrival. Check visa validity and conditions carefully. The provision of prompt consular assistance is difficult outside Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City becausj of poorly developed infrastructure throughout Vietnam. It is essential that visitors have comprehensivj travel/medical insurance. Travel in parts of Vietnam can "e hazardous and in some areas restricted. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:07/35   28/49     VIETNAM (03/06/98) 2/5 Take particular care when travelling in border areas. Unexploded mines, bombs and shells are a hazard in former battlefield areas. Incidents of aggravated theft and ass!ult are on the increase in areas of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City frequented by tourists. Drug smuggling carries the death penalty. Travel hjadlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/00   29/49     VIETNAM (03/06/98) 3/5 The standard of driving and vehicle maintenance is poor and the cause of serious accidents. Hiring vehicles is not recommended. Malaria, Denguj fever and Japanesj encephalitis are common throughout Vietnam. Care should bj taken to avoid mosquito bites. Typhoid is a problem in the Mekong Delta. Seek medical advice before travelling. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/21   30/49     VIETNAM (03/06/98) 4/5 Visitors should register with the British Embassz in Hanoi, (tel: 8267560-5 fax: 8252349) or the Britsh Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City (tel: 8298433 fax: 8221971). Travellers to Vietnam whose journey will involve overflight of Afghanistan should be aware that there are threats from military activity to civil aircraft overflying Afghanistan using routes V668, A466, G202 and V848. Some airlines continue to use these routes. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:08/42   31/49     VIETNAM (03/06/98) 5/5 Others, including all British carriers, usj alternativj routes V876 and V500, on which the threat is assessed as minimal. Travellers should check direct either with travel agents or airlines which routes individual airlines are using. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/03   32/49     VANUATU (15/01/98) There have been recent demonstrations directed against the Vanuatu National Provjdent Fund in Port Villa which have resulted in damage to properties and vehicles. British Nationals are not being targeted and continue to be able to travel freely in and out of Vanuatu. They should however maintain a high level of vigilance, especially in the town centre. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/25   33/49     WESTERN SAHARA (13/05/98) 1/2 Travel to this area is not advised. The territory of the Western Sahara is disputed between Morocco and the Polisario Front, and the United Kingdom regards sovjreignty as undetermined. Although the mandate of the United Nations operation in the Western Sahara has been extended to 20 July 1998 and there has been significant progress in the political process, armed clashes in the area cannot be ruled out.. Many areas are heavily mined. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:09/46   34/49     WESTERN SAHARA (13/05/98) 2/2 The area south of Tan Tan (Morocco) is under military jurisdiction. Travel is restricted and while organised groups are generally per- mitted, independent ovjrland travjllers can be turned back at Dakhla. Consular services are not available and we cannot assist in obtaining transit permits. To transit the territory, vehicles should be shipped from Casablanca to Mauritania or Senegal and passengers travjl by air. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/07   35/49     YEMEN (06/05/98) 1/4 British visitors and residents in Yemen should be aware of risk of random kidnapping throughout the country including the capital Sana'a. In most cases thosj abducted have been released unharmed within a few days. A British family kidnapped on April 17 on the road between Dhamar and Sana'a were released on May 3. Armed theft of vehicles, particularly of 4WD models, is common. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/21   36/49     YEMEN (06/05/98) 2/4 Off road travel is not recommended. There remains some danger from mines laid during thj civil war in the southern and eastern govjrnorates. Respect local sensitivities about religious sites. It is not always wise to enter mosques or to take photographs near those sites. Avoid travel to the govjrnorates of Al Mahra, near Omani border, and in Al Jawf and Sa'ada, both north of Sana'a. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:10/50   37/49     YEMEN (06/05/98) 3/4 The Marib area is volatile. Avoid going thjre when trouble has been reported. Other areas where incidents have been reported recently include Abyan, Dhamar and Shabwa governorates. Where possible, travel in organised groups with well established local tour agents. The Hanish Islands are subject to a territorial dispute between Yemen and Eritrea. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/11   38/49     YEMEN (06/05/98) 4/4 Mariners should be aware that the islands themselves and the coastlines opposite are sensitive areas and should keep a clear distance from these islands. All travellers to Yemen should register with the British Embassz in Sana'a, tel: 264081-4 and/or at the British Consulate-General in Aden, tel 232712. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/32   39/49     YUGOSLAVIA, Fed.Rep.of (05/05/98) 1/5 (Serbia and Montenegro) Following recent developments and increased tension, the Foreign Office advises against travel to the southeast province of Kosovo, except for the ski resort of Kopaonik, in the extreme northern fringe of this province which has not been affected. You should travel to the Kopaonik area using thj airport at Nis, which is not in Kosovo. The incidence of car thjft remains high. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:11/53   40/49     YUGOSLAVIA, Fed.Rep.of (05/05/98) 2/5 (Serbia and Montenegro) There have been isolated cases of robberies on international train services. Visitors to FRY, unless in organised tourist groups, must obtain a visa before travelling. It is not possible to obtain visas at airports or borders. Visitors who need visas but arrive without them will be detained, possibly fined and returned to their point of departure. Travel headlinjs 430 Front pagj 
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/15   41/49  W   YUGOSLAVIA, Fed.Rjp.of (05/05/98) 3/5 Declare all currency on entering FRY. Failure to do so will attract a fine on departure and possible confiscation of remaining cash. Cash (US $ or DM) is normally required for all payments, including hotel bills, other than for a handful of major hotels in Belgrade. It is not possible to cash travellers cheques, and credit cards are generally not accepted. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/36   42/49     YUGOSLAVIA, Fed.Rep.of (05/05/98) 4/5 Visitors entering by road, even if only in transit, should be aware that European green card vehicle insurance is not vaild in the FRY. Visitors should ensure that they have hard currency in Deutschmarks to pay for insurance and road tolls. Those in foreign registered cars will need petrol/diesel coupons to purchase fuel from state-run petrol stations. Thesj coupons can be bought at the border. Private petrol stations (few) will continue to accept payment in local currency. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:12/57   43/49     YUGOSLAVIA, Fed.Rep.of (05/05/98) 5/5 Identification should be carried at all times. Visitors to Montenegro should note that the border with Croatia and Albania is closjd. Register with the British Embassy in Belgrade (tel: 645-055) on arrival and inform the embassy of any change of address or telephone numbjr. Travjl headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/19       ZAMBIA (23/05/98) 44/49 The situation throughout Zambia remains generally calm. We have no reason to believe that visitors to Zambia are at particular risk. Mugging and bag snatching is common in downtown areas especially at bus and railway stations. Vehicle hijackings can occur and may be accompanied by violence if resisted. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:13/40       ZAMBIA (25/05/98) 45/49 Medical facilities and communications are poor, particularly in rural areas. In the event of a serious accident emergency facilities are extremely limited. Visitors are strongly urged to take out medical insurance, including cover for mjdical evacuation. Avoid driving out of town at night as many vehicles are poorly lit and badly driven. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/01       ZAMBIA (25/05/98) 46/49 Even major roads are badly pot-holed and in a dangerous state of rep!ir. Stray animals on rural roads are a constant hazard. British Passport holders require a visa to enter Zambia and they are available at all ports of entry as well as thj Zambian High Commission in London. A visa fee is payable. For further advice contact the British High Commission, Lusaka. Tjl: 251133 fax: 251923 Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/22       ZIMBABWE (10/02/98) 47/49 In mid-January there were three days of demonstrations against food price rises, mainly in the area of Chitungwiza, 15km south east of Harare. Shops were looted. Other towns were affected to a much lesser extent. The situation is now calm. Crimj levels in Zimbabwe are generally low. But mugging and pickpocketing are prevalent in city centres, especially in Harare near hotels and banks. Visitors to Victoria Falls and other tourist centres should be wary as tourists, particularly backpackers are at risk. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:14/45       ZIMBABWE (10/02/98) 48/49 Thefts from vehicles are fairly common. Visitors travelling bz car should be c!utious at filling stations. Anyone offering help to change punctured tyres should be regarded with caution. Driving out of town at night should be avoided as vehicles are poorly lit and road badly marked. Pedestrians and stray livestock are additional dangers. Emergency services can provide only limited help in the event of an accident. Travel headlines 430 Front pagj 100
P486 CEEFAX 2 486 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/02       ZIMBABWE (10/02/98) 49/49 The incidence of passport theft is high. Visitors should carry photocopies, although banks will not accept photocopies for monetary transactions. Travjl headlinjs 430 Front page 100