Planning on visiting the Caribbean? Many countries in the area are currently experiencing a problem with cases of the Chikungunya virus which have been confirmed. The same goes for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Each year as many as 30,000 British nationals visit the country without much incidents. If you need assistance then you need to contact the British Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago for assistance.
If you are in Turkey and need assistance then the British Embassy in Turkey will be able to assist you. More than 2.5m British nationals visit Turkey each year. British nationals need to have a visa to travel to Turkey (except for cruise ship passengers with ‘British Citizen’ passports entering the country for a day trip, remaining in the port of embarkation and returning to the ship the same day).
If you are travelling to Turkmenistan then note that you should carry identification at all times. The police often carry out checks as you need to report your location to State Migration Service if you have been in the country for more than 3 days. You also need to apply for a visa before entering the country. If you need assistance then call the British Embassy in Turkmenistan.
If you are traveling to Tuvalu then you will note hat there is no British representative in the country. Most visits to the country is trouble free however the worst weather is usually during November to April being their cyclone season. If you have lost your passport while there the Tuvalu authorities can issue emergency travel documents for you to get to Fiji. You need to seek assistance at the British Embassy in New Zealand.
Most visits to Uganda are trouble free as 15,000 British nationals visit the county each year. The FCO has advised that it is best to stay away from the the north eastern parts of Uganda with the exception of trips to the Kidepo Valley National Park. The area is deemed to be unstable. The National Park you should visit by air and not by road as there is a high threat of terrorism. The last foiled attack was in September 2014.
More than 1 million British nationals visit the UAE each year. As you are aware the United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country and as such they have their own local laws and customs which you should be aware of. Read the local laws and customs below so as so avoid any problems. The contact details for the British Embassy is Dubai is listed on this website.
More than 3.8 million British Nationals visit the US each year without much incident. The US Visa Waiver Program allows British nationals into America for 90 days at a time however you will need to obtain a Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) pass before you travel to the US. If you have an extended passport for 12 month then this will only be accepted in rare cases.
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Most criminal activities occur in Montevideo. The downtown and port areas are not good to walk alone in or after dark. Take a taxi into these areas if you need to go there. Keep your passport in a safe place and carry a certified photocopy of you passport with the front-page and visa and entry stamps visible. More than 20,000 British nationals visit Uruguay each year. If you have any problems then contact the British Embassy in Uruguay for immediate assistance.