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Travel Advice : UAE

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.

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Travel Advice : USA

British ConsulateMore 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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Travel Advice : Uruguay

British ConsulateMost 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.

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Travel Advice : Uzbekistan

British ConsulateStay away from the borders with Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan when in Uzbekistan. Most British nationals who do enter Uzbekistan have trouble free arrivals and stays. Certain medicines may be a problem when you arrive so ensure you have a prescription for them when you arrive. If you have any problems or concerns then contact the British Embassy in Uzbekistan for assistance.

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Travel Advice : Venezuela

British ConsulateWith an ongoing drug war the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 80km (50 miles) of the Colombian border while in Venezuela. There have also been violent protests in Merida City and this has affected the tourist areas. Always speak to your local travel agent before booking. Street crime is high however with more than 9,000 British nationals visiting Venezuela there has been few incidents for consular assistance. If you do experience problems then contact the British Embassy in Venezuela for assistance.

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Travel Advice : Vietnam

British ConsulateThere have been a number of anti-China protests in 2014 but this has died down. The Tropical cyclones affect the eastern coastal regions. The season normally runs from May to November and you need to remember this if you are coming to Vietnam on holiday. Like anywhere else if you do experience problems then contact the British Embassy in Vietnam for assistance.

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Travel Advice : Western Sahara

British ConsulateThere is no British Embassy or High Commission for Western Sahara so you would need to contact the British Embassy in Rabat for assistance if you are having problems in the area. The Western Sahara area is a disputed area and dangerous. You should stay far away from the disputed borders sure to kidnappings and unexploded ordinances.

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Travel Advice : Yemen

British ConsulateThe British government has warned all travelers to leave Yemen due to the political situation and has advised all British nationals to leave after an anti tank rocket was fired at the US Embassy in Yemen in September 2014. There have been a number of kidnappings in Yemen including a South African teacher who was killed after being held for ransom.

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Travel Advice : Zambia

British ConsulateMore than 60,000 British nationals visit Zambia each year without any incident. Note that traveling close to the borders with the DRC and other neighboring countries are done at risk to your life due to landmines. Dont travel after dark in Zambia especially in the North Western, Copperbelt, Central and Luapula provinces close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Speak to the British High Commission in Zambia if you are in trouble.

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