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    • Cuba

      Summary - A domestic flight from Havana to Holguin crashed at Jose Marti Airport at 1208h on Friday 18 May 2018. Jose Marti Airport has re-opened and is now operating as normal. You should stay in contact with your airline in case of continued travel disruption. […]

    • Russia

      Latest update: Local laws and customs section (Visitor registration) - if you're visiting for the 2018 World Cup, registration must take place within 72 hours […]

    • Democratic Republic of the Congo

      Latest update: Summary - Change to areas where the FCO advise against travel; the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to the Equateur province; Health section - additional information on Ebola outbreak […]

    • Sri Lanka

      Latest update: Summary - addition of information on a general alert issued by the Centre for Disaster Management over the onset of the South Western Monsoon […]

    • St Maarten

      Latest update: Summary and Security and safety section (Air travel) - addition of information on reconstruction following hurricanes Irma and Maria; due to the size of the devastation, effects are still noticeable; tourists are advised to make advance accommodation reservations and there may be brief delays on arrival and departur […]

    • Venezuela

      Latest update: Summary - addition of information on presidential and state-council elections on 20 May; the armed forces' plan Republica security operation is in place and will remain active until 21 May inclusive; you should avoid crowds and not cross security lines or barricades […]

    • Dominican Republic

      Latest update: Entry requirements section (Visas) - from April 2018, the tourism entry tax (previously known as a tourist card) will no longer be collected upon arrival and should be included in your air fare; if you bought your flight earlier, you can still pay the US$10 or equivalent fee separately on arrival at the airport, or at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in London; contact your airline or tour operator if you're unsure whether you have already paid this fee; updated information on immigration checks […]

    • Seychelles

      Latest update: Summary - addition of information on the two seasonal changes and their affect on beach and swimming safety […]

    • Iraq

      Latest update: Summary - removal of information about national elections on 12 May […]

    • Turks and Caicos Islands

      Latest update: Health section - addition of information on chikungunya virus […]

    • Oman

      Latest update: Summary - addition of information on requirements set by the Oman border authorities for travellers wishing to cross into Yemen (where the FCO advise against all travel) […]

    • Israel

      Latest update: Summary - removal of information on Jerusalem Day, the US Embassy opening and the 70th anniversary of Palestinian displacement from Mandatory Palestin […]

    • The Occupied Palestinian Territories

      Latest update: Summary - removal of information on Jerusalem Day, the US Embassy opening and the 70th anniversary of Palestinian displacement from Mandatory Palestin […]

    • Thailand

      Latest update: Safety and security section - addition of information for travellers with limited mobility […]

    • Ukraine

      Latest update: Summary - factual addition of Kerch Bridge crossing to information on international border crossings not currently under the control of the Ukrainian authorities; it's illegal under Ukrainian law to enter internationally recognised Ukrainian territory through a border point that isn't currently controlled by the Ukrainian authorities […]

    • Côte d'Ivoire

      Latest update: Summary - addition of information on political rallies ahead of local elections scheduled for later in 2018 […]

    • Senegal

      Summary: Student protests have broken out in Dakar, St Louis and other major cities in Senegal, with violent confrontations between students and law enforcement. You should avoid university campuses while protests continue. […]

    • Nigeria

      Latest update: Summary - addition of information on Ramadan […]

    • Gambia

      Latest update: Summary - this advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment […]

    • Indonesia

      Latest update: Terrorism section and summary - updated information on explosions in Surabaya on 13 and 14 May; Natural disasters section and summary - editorial amendments to information on volcanic eruptions since late 2017 […]