08

Aug
2018

Smart Travel Update, August 6

Posted By : Pratik/ 511 0

Afghanistan
Do not travel
03 August 2018
On 2 August, armed men abducted and later killed three foreign nationals in Kabul. We continue to see reports terrorists and criminal groups are planning to kidnap Westerners in Afghanistan, including in Kabul and surrounding districts. Journalists and those working for NGOs and foreign companies are kidnap targets. Foreign aid workers and journalists have been kidnapped and killed (See Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Afghanistan.

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Vanuatu
Exercise normal safety precautions
03 August 2018
Do not travel to the island of Ambae due to volcanic activity. Exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in Vanuatu.
Region: Ambae Island
Do not travel

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United Arab Emirates
Exercise normal safety precautions
03 August 2018
This travel advice includes information on local laws. Remember these apply to you – even if transiting. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Turkey
High degree of caution
03 August 2018
In mid-2018, Turkey lifted the state of emergency that had been in place since 2016. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Ankara and Istanbul because of the high threat of terrorist attack. Exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Turkey.
Region: Ankara and Istanbul
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Provinces of Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir Province, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli and Van
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Areas within 10 kilometres of the border with Syria, Diyarbakir city
Do not travel

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Zimbabwe
High degree of caution
03 August 2018
Violent protests have occurred in Zimbabwe following recent elections. Police and military have increased their presence in the Harare central business district (CBD). Some businesses have closed temporarily. More protests may occur, particularly in the CBD. Be alert at all times, avoid political rallies and protests and monitor local media. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Zimbabwe.

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