UK Foreign Office releases list of countries Britons should avoid after Tunisia attack

The UK Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to Tunisia, meaning a popular tourist destination is now added to a list of countries Britons are being urged to avoid.

The FCO has now said that in the two weeks since the Sousse attack the “intelligence and threat picture has developed considerably”, and it believes another terror attack is “highly likely”. However, there are other countries that the FCO advises people not to travel to for a number of reasons ranging from the threats of terrorism to health risks.

These include:

Afghanistan – All or all but essential travel to different parts of the country is advised against.

Iraq – The FCO recommends against all travel to most of the north and North West of the country, and all but essential travel to the rest of it.

Libya – All travel to Libya should be avoided due to the ongoing fighting, threat of terrorist attacks and kidnap against foreigners.

Central African Republic – All travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) should be avoided, with Britons being instructed to leave if it is safe to do so. There is an underlying threat from terrorism.

Russia – The advice is against all travel to within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts, and all but essential travel to within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Kharkiv Oblast.

Sierra Leone – All but essential travel to Sierra Leone should be avoided, except for those involved in the direct response to the Ebola outbreak.

Somalia – The advice is against all travel to Somalia, including Somaliland except for the cities of Hargeisa and Berbera to which the FCO advise against all but essential travel. There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping.

Syria – The FO advises against all travel to Syria, and Brits are advised to leave.

The FCO has also has travel advice for:

Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia