Foreign Office issues 'no travel' warning for 24 countries

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The Foreign Office has issued a 'no travel' advisory for 24 countries, effectively barring UK holidaymakers from visiting them.

The list includes some expected entries as well as a few surprises. At present, the Foreign Office strongly advises against all but essential travel to these 24 'blacklisted' destinations: Afghanistan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, and Niger.

Also included on the list are North Korea, Palestinian territories, Russia, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Yemen.

The Foreign Office warns that "the security situation is volatile" and travel through Afghanistan is extremely dangerous. British nationals are also at a "heightened risk of being detained" in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Office further advises against all travel to Russia due to its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, describing the situation there as "unpredictable", reports Bristol Live. It's crucial to check Foreign Office travel warnings before travelling abroad.

Keep in mind that your travel insurance may be invalidated if you travel against Foreign Office advice, and consular support may be limited in some cases.