15 November 2017: Due to the uncertain political situation in Harare, including reports of unusual military activity, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office recommend British nationals currently in Harare to remain safely at home or in their accommodation until the situation becomes clearer. You can contact the British High Commission in Zimbabwe for consular assistance and monitor the latest news for any updates.
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Going abroad normally works out well however problem do occur where people do not always understand the local customs or laws. This might seem strange however the FCO has made an info-graphic of some of these customs to keep Brits abroad out of trouble.
If someone has died while in Hong Kong then you will need to contact the British Consulate in Hong Kong for assistance. They do provide consular assistance for family members of those who had died. Below is a list of what they can and cannot do. There is also a list of undertakers and estimated cost of repatriation of the mortal remains.
Each year more than 70,000 British nationals visit St Lucia in the Caribbean. If you are in need of assistance then speak to the British High Commission in St Lucia for help and other assistance. Note that much like the rest of the Caribbean the Chikungunya virus which is spread by mosquitoes is still a problem much like Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago as well as Samoa. Take all needed precautions and ensure you have travel insurance.
More than 700,000 British nationals visit Switzerland each year without much incident. Switzerland does have petty theft in the major cities. There is also the risk of avalanches so you should always check with the local news for information on the weather and take care when travelling. If you have any question then contact the British Embassy in Switzerland for advice, assistance and guidance.
Note that there is no British high Commission in Swaziland and you would need to contact the British High Commission in South Africa for advice and assistance. The crime rate in Swaziland is low however be careful when out and about in the country. Always visit the outlaying regions in a group and be careful after dark in downtown areas of Mbabane and Manzini.
Cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in patients from Saudi Arabia is still showing and confirms by WHO. Always ensure that you have proper travel insurance when going abroad as well as travel insurance for your items. The following is a briefing on the country. If you have further issues then contact the British Embassy in Saudi Arabia for assistance.