P483 CEEFAX 2 48s Tue 04 Mar 2p:07/09     1/22   NEPAL (2/2/:7) 1/3 The political situation is generally calm but demonstrations may@occur and should be avoided. Exercise caution when travelling in tPe more remote districts of the mid- west region where tPere have been recent outbreaVs of political violence. Comprehensive travel insurance is essential, and should include provision for helicopter rescue and medical evacuation especially in the case of higher risk activities (ie trekking and wPite water rafting). Travel Xeadli.es 43p Front page 100 FCO 1p TV/Radio WeatPer Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 20:00/29     2/22   NEPAL (2/2/97) 2/3 Do not trek on your own without a professio.al guide. Off tPe regular routes you should take a guide even if you are with a party. Peed local advice. Beware of the dangers of high altitude sickness especially if trekking above 10,000 eeet, wPich can, in extreme circuZstances, be fatal. Driving and vehicle maintenance is poor and the cause of frequent accidents. Travel by long distance bus is a cause for particular concern. Travel headlines 430 Front page 1p0 FCO 1p TV/Radio Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 2p:00/49     3/22   NEPAL (2/2/97) 3/3 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 .668, A466, G2p2 and V848 exist. Some airlines continue to use these routes. OtPers, including all British carriers use alternative routes, V876 and V500, on wPich tPe threat@is assessed as minimal. Travellers should check direct either with travel agents or airlines which routes individual airlines are using. Travel Xeadlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 1p TV/$adio WeatPer Main Menu
P483 C@EFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 2p:02/00     4/22 "" £" " £ £ ££££" £££ ££££££££ N ARAGUA 20/p /97) 1/3  criEe is prevalent in Managua. isitors are advised to take sensible precautions when wal+ing, particularly in t@e HarCets and poorer areas of t@e town, especially in t@e vicinity of the old Cat@edral. Do not walk alone after —ark. PicC-pocCets and t@ieves operate on public transport. Some areas of t@e North continue to —e dangerous. Do not travel at night and take local advice before deviating from the Hain Pan-American Highway. TrAneZ @—adlANec sp FpONt paGe 1p0 FCO 10 TV/ adio  Main Menu
P483 CEE AX 2 483 Tue 0 Mar p:02/44    B 6/22   NICARAGUA 20/p2/97) 3/3 Long term visitors are advised to lotify t@e British mbassy, Managua, of t@eir presence in Nicaragua (tel: 278pp14 and 278p887) on arrival and asB dor up-to-date inforEation. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio Weather Main Menu
P483 CEE AX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 20:00/00  3k   B sju 6/22 ££"£ £" ££££ £ ££££££ £££££££ NI ARAGUA 20/02/97) 3/3 Holg terE visitors are a—fised to notify tPe British Embassy, Managua, of %78pp14 and 78p887) on arrival and ask for up-to-date information. Tpavel headlin—s 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio Weather Main Menu
P483 C@ AX 2 48s Tue 04 Har 2p:00/07    j5 £}j7+ "m' sju 7/22   NIGER (24/01/97) 1/2 Niger remains potantially unstable with continuing danger to travellers from political and criminal elements, especially in the desert areas. Those travelling outside Niamey s@ould tA — particulAr cape and advise t@e Britis@ EHbarry in Abi@jaN of t@eir travel plans. T—l 225 226850 Political@unrest associate— wit@ recelt le'islative elections has caused soQe street violence and arrests throughout Niger. Travellers should proceed with extreme caution. TrafeH @eadli.es 430 Front page 1p0 FCO 1p TV/ adio WeatPer MAiL Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 2p:00/03  3k  @ j5@C}j7V5"K'@sja 8/22   NIGER 24/01/97) 2/2 ravellers s@ould be awape t@at Niger is suffering from famine and food s@ortage. Eollowing an epidemic of meningitis in Western Africa, intending travellers should seek medical advice. T@e British representative in Niger is tPe Ponorary British Consul in Naimey, tel: 227 732051. He can provide limited help in an emergency. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 1p TV/ adio WeatPer Kain Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tu— 04 Mar 20:10/03 j 2Cj 2Cj 3C    'k  9/22 £" ££" £ ££££ £££££££££ £££££££££ NIGERIA (18/12/9$) 1/4 @oIb attAcCs HAy tABe place at !irports aN@ elsew ere in Ni eriA. We are not aware t@at British lationals are tar'ette— but travellerc to an— in NiGeria s@ould —xercise cAution. Saspicious or unattende— baggage, vehicles and packages should be avoided aNd pepOrte— iEHe@iAtely to t@e aut@orities. Travel @eadliles 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio Weat@er Iain Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 2p:01/12 C 3k    £}j7k5"m' sju 10/22   NIGERIA (18/12/96) 2/4 T@e political sAtuation is uncertain AN— occAsiolAlly tE.re, iolent street crime and armed robberies are prevalent in Lagos and occur —lsewPere in Ni'eria. HapassZent by policemen and soldiers is comHon throughout t@e country. pAveH@outside cities after dark is unsafe; even in daylight, armed holdups occur. Travel @eadlines 430 ront page 100 0p T /$a—io WeatPer MAin Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 20:00/02     12/22   NIGERIA (18/12/96) 4/4 T@e British community has been instructed not to travel on such airli.ec. Tpavellers s@oul— bear t@is advice in mind when making their travel plans. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio Weather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tu— 04 Mar 20:00/00 3Cj£3+jCs+    13/22 £" ££"  ££££££££ ££££££££ PAKIS AN (10/2/97) 1/5 There are no particular security prOblems il t@e partc of PaBistan Host ficite— —y tourists. Alt@ough t@e sitaation in KarAc@i @as improved slightly in 1996, sporadic street violence, random shootings, and interEittent general striCes still prevent t@e city from functioning entirely normally. Armed car hijac+ing is on t@e increase. In December 1996 t@ere was a bomb explosion in t@e city centre. Travel headlines 430 Fpont page 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio eather Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 20:09/35   W @CV@ 14/22 /"£££"£££"C££  PAKISTAN (10/2/97) 2/5 Visiting com]ercial representatives can continue to conduct business, provided that they remain in the relatively safe areas and check the security situation before travelling. Avoid arriving at night and ensure you are Zet@at the airport. Incidents of armed robbery & kidnapping continue to occur more generally in Sindh, BalucPistan and remote parts of North West Frontier Province. Travel headlines 43p Front page 1p0 FCO 1p TV/Radio WeatPer Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 2p:01/01 j 3kj 2kj 3C  |,|@ j $+j $+j +  }j7B5"I' rja 05/02   A (A X10/0/87( 2/5 There continue to be sectarian attacks in t@e Punjab. Take local advice before visiting t@ese areas. Amoid sensitive areas near t@e aorders wit@ ran, Afg@anistan, India and t@e Kas@Hir Line of Control. Avoid travel at night. Use armed arme— escorts where necessary in Baluchiqtan and Sindh. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio  Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 20:02/41    @ 16/22   PAKISTAN (10/2/97) 4/5 In the last nine months of 1996 there wAs a series of bombs in Lahore and the Punjab, including one at Lahore Airport. On 18 January a larGe bomb explodeh in Central Lahore. British nationals were not specifically targetted. Contact tPe British diplomatic mission in Islamabad, Tel: 822131-+ or Karachi, Tel: 587 2431-6 for up-to-date local advice. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 TV/$adio WeatPer Kain Menu
P483 AX 0 483 T—e 0 Har 0:20/21 CC  @ $kj $kj@'k  }j7V5"['@rja 17/22 ££"£££" ££  £££££££££££££££££££ PAKIRTAN 10/2/97) 5/5 Travellers to Pakistan whose journey wAll involve overflight of Afg(a.istan s@ould be aware t@at threats from Zilitary activity to civil aircraft using routes V668, A466, G2p2 and V848 exist. SoUe airlA.es continue to ure tPese routes. Others, including all British carriers, use alternatives routes V876 and V500 on which t@e threat is assessed as minimal. Travellers should check direct eit@er with travel agents or airlines which routes individual airliNes are using Travel h—adlin—s 430 Front pag— 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio Weath—r Main Menu
P483 CE FAX 2 483 T—e 04 Har 0:00/ 0 j 3+j£3kj 3C   C 18/22   PANAMA (1'/01/97) 1/2 Do not transit t@e Darien Jungle to or from Colombia. @h—re are reports of Colombian guerrilla activity as far as 100km into Panamanian territory. Three American missionaries were were Cid.apped in Panama by olombian 'uerrillas in Ja.uary 1993 and hav— not yet been release—. Assaults on visitors conti.ue, particularly on op near t@e Bridge of t@e Americas, at t@e Pacific entrance of t@e canal. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio Weat@er Main Menu
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 2p:02/15     19/22   PANAMA (17/01/97) 2/2 Exercise caution and leave valuables in hotel@safes. Take care at bus stations, and when sPopping in Panama City Centre (Avenida emtral) be wary — teAms of ]uggers operate, even during daylight hours. There are occasional hold-ups in restaurants. Travel Xeadlines 43p Front page 100 FCO 1p TV/Radio Weather Main Menu
P483 EFAX 2 483 T—e 0 Mar 20:00/0    j5 £}j7C "m' sju 20/22   PAPUA NEW GU N A (11/02/97) 1/3 T@e law and order sitaation remains extremely poor. Attacks, vehicle hijacks and serious sexual assaults in and around t@e Eain towns are common. Incidents of rioting, looting and shooting can occur without wArling. Avoid travelling by road, especiaLly@in tPe HiGHland areas w@ere trAbal violence often flares. Port Moresby rem!ins under curfew between 2200-0400 as effopts to reduce criminal activity continue. Travel headli.es 430 Front pag— 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio Weat@er Iain Menu
P483 C FAX 2 483 Tu— 04 Har p:00/"0  3C H j $Cj $kj 'k @5 £}j7+5"I' sju 20/02   PAP A N W GU N A 11/02/87) 1/3 The law and order situation remains extremely poor. sexaal —rrauLts hN ANd apoun— t@e Hain towlr are common. Incidents of rioting, looting and shooting can occur without warning. Adoi— travelling by road, especially in t@e Highland areas w@ere tribal violence often flares. Port Horesby remains under curfew —etweel 22pp 0 pp@As@—ddorts to reduce criQinal@activity continue. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 10 TV/Radio Weat@er Main Me.u
P483 CEEFAX 2 483 Tue 04 Mar 20:00/00     21/22   PAPAA NEW@GU N A (11/p2/97) 2/3 Visitors are advised against travel to t@e island of Bougainville where the guerilla Bougainville Revolutionary Army XBRA), operates. There Has been a recent increase in dolcanic activity in t@e town@of Rabaul in East New Britain Province. The potential for a full scale eruption remains. Be extremely vigilant at all times. There is a constant threat of danger. Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 FCO 1p TV/Radio WeatPer Main Menu
P483 C EFAX 2 483 Tue p4 Mar 2p:21/55    @ 22/22   PAPUA NEW GUINEA (11/p2/97) 3/3 The rugged terrain and poor infra- structure delays and restricts the assistance that can be given. Travellers should have provision for ]edical evacuation in insurance cover. Before travelling to 0MG, seek tPe latest local advice from the British High CoUZission at Port Moresby. Tel -75@s25 1677 Fax 675 s25 3547 Travel headlines 430 Front page 100 F O 1p TV/$adio WeatPer@ Main Menu