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FCO Travel Advice Updates: India & Nigeria

India

The FCO have updated the travel advice for India with amendments to the Travel Summary (be alert to the possibility of demonstrations). The overall level of the advice has not changed; the FCO advise against all travel to specific regions of India and against all but essential travel to other specific regions of India.  The relevant extract of the advice is below for your reference:

Travel Summary

There are ongoing protests in Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir. British nationals in these areas should keep a low profile, keep informed of local developments and media before travelling around and avoid or leave the area of any protests immediately. You should also be extra vigilant and take precautions when travelling in and around Delhi in areas where demonstrations might take place. These could include diplomatic missions and mosques, particularly after Friday Prayers.

View the travel advice here: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/india

Nigeria

The FCO have updated the travel advice for Nigeria with amendments to the Travel Summary and the Safety and Security section (possible demonstrations; suspension of Arik Air domestic flight operations). The overall level of the advice has not changed. The FCO advise against all travel to some areas of Nigeria and against all but essential travel to other areas.  The relevant extract of the advice is below for your reference:

Travel Summary

International news events can sometimes trigger anti-Western demonstrations. Western diplomatic missions could be the focus for protests. There is the potential for increased tension on Fridays. If you become aware of any nearby protests you should leave the area immediately. Demonstrations have occurred in a number of places across Nigeria, including Jos, Zaria, Katsina and Sokoto. The French Embassy in Abuja will be closed on Friday 21 September. On Friday 14 September 2012, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and all its associated facilities closed at 11:30. You should keep yourself informed of developments.

Arik Air suspended its domestic flight operations  on 20 September.  We advise travellers to contact their travel agents or insurance companies for assistance.  Please monitor the Arik Air website for further updates.

View the travel advice here: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/sub-saharan-africa/nigeria

 

We will continue to monitor and issue updates accordingly

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