Foreign & Commonwealth Office News

Euro 2016: FCO launches travel tips for Euro 2016 football fans

Euro 2016: FCO launches travel tips for Euro 2016 football fans

With three home nation teams taking part in Euro 2016 next summer, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is launching ‘Be on the Ball’, a campaign providing advice and information to British football fans. With hundreds of thousands of supporters expected to travel to France to cheer on their team and enjoy the atmosphere, the FCO is encouraging all fans to plan ahead to enjoy a safe and stress-free tournament.

Tunisia urges British government to relax travel warnings

Tunisia urges British government to relax travel warnings

Officials from Tunisia have urged the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office to relax travel advice warning against all but essential travel to the destination. The move comes following a near total cessation of travel following the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers in the Mediterranean town of Sousse during a terror attack last year. The FCO currently advises against all travel to the Chaambi Mountain National Park area, the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef, and the militarized zone south of, but not including, the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba.

British Foreign Office updates Paris travel advice

British Foreign Office updates Paris travel advice

British travellers in Paris have been advised to “exercise caution” in public places during travel in France following recent terrorist attacks. On Friday a number of terrorist incidents took place in capital Paris resulting in widespread casualties. French authorities have heightened security measures due to a risk of further attacks.

Kenya Tourism Board welcomes FCO travel advice

Kenya Tourism Board welcomes FCO travel advice

The Kenya Tourism Board is delighted at the decision made by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to remove the travel advisory for further areas of the Kenya coast to include Malindi, situated northeast of Mombasa. The lifting of the advisory for this section of the coast means the area from Malindi to the Tanzanian border is an advisory-free zone and visitors can now access the coast via Malindi Airport in addition to Mombasa’s Moi International Airport and Ukunda Airport in Diani.

Kenya welcomes FCO decision to lift coastal travel warning

Kenya welcomes FCO decision to lift coastal travel warning

The Kenya Tourism Board has welcomed the removal of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advisory for Mombasa and the entire stretch of the Kenya coast from Watamu to the border with Tanzania. While the south coast has always remained open for business, tourists will now be able to once again enjoy the majority of the Kenya coast, with the only exclusion now being Malindi and areas further north, including Lamu County.

Value your passport urges Foreign Office in UK

Value your passport urges Foreign Office in UK

The Easter holidays are fast approaching and, according to recent research by the travel association ABTA, millions of British nationals are planning to travel overseas this April. In light of this, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office have launched a social media campaign asking British travellers #WhereDoYouKeepYours to promote the value of the passport by asking Britons to keep it safe and be aware of where it is at all times.