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Foreign Office: Travel Advice

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 15 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice the Foreign and Commonwealth Office offers to United Kingdom citizens on which geographical areas are classified as restricted areas by foreign Governments. [HL459]

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice is designed to give British nationals information with which they can prepare themselves for travel to any of 220 countries. We discuss our analysis of a wide variety of risks, including those related to terrorism, crime and health, with international partners, including EU member states. These discussions are reflected in FCO travel advice, though our priority has always been and will remain the safety overseas of British nationals specifically. FCO travel advice is constantly reviewed, and country-specific advice was updated almost 4,000 times in 2008.