UK warns citizens against Pakistan travel

In Local
April 13, 2024

The United Kingdom has added seven new countries to a list of countries declared extremely dangerous for travel, according to an advisory issued by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Pakistan was added to the list in January this year. The new additions to the list are Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Sudan, Lebanon, Israel, Belarus, and the Palestinian territories.

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The FCDO said in a statement that these countries were included in the list based on crime, war, terrorism, disease, extreme weather, natural disasters and potential threats to tourists.

“British nationals are advised to only travel to these countries if absolutely necessary, to take all necessary precautions and to give advance notice before departure,” it added.

Countries already included on the list are Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Haiti, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Niger, North Korea, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.

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