Foreign Office names 24 places 'too dangerous' for UK tourists

The Luzhniki Stadium in Russia -Credit:Getty Images Europe
The Luzhniki Stadium in Russia -Credit:Getty Images Europe

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has expanded its list of 'no-go' destinations for Brits with eight new locations deemed 'too dangerous' for UK tourists - bringing the total number of 'banned' countries and regions to 24.

The Foreign Office provides travel advice for every country worldwide, aiming to ensure the safety of UK citizens abroad. This guidance covers a range of potential risks, including crime, war, terrorism, disease, extreme weather, natural disasters, and other threats to visitor safety.

The most recent update advises against all travel to 24 specific countries or regions. New additions this year include Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Sudan, Lebanon, Israel, Belarus, and the Palestinian territories.

These destinations are currently embroiled in significant conflicts that could pose a serious risk to travellers. The 'no-go' list now encompasses Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Haiti, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Niger, North Korea, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.

This list represents one-fifth of the world's landmass. In addition to the 'no-go' list, there is also a 'red list' of places where travel should be avoided 'unless absolutely essential', reports Wales Online.

The list of 42 countries includes all or parts of Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar(Burma), Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara.

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