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Somaliland:Mapped; Where in the world is safe for Britons?

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4cc68db4583db873db357829d6652338bea8dadda14fbdf6e8afd0ab92c4f8d3_largeSee where the Foreign Office says is safe to travel to this summer – and where is not

The Foreign Office now advises against travel to all or parts of more than 60 nations around the world.

The vast majority are in Africa and the Middle East, with Tunisia being the most recent addition earlier this month.

Most of Iran, however, is no longer off-limits. The Foreign Office ruled last week that the country is now safe to visit.

sIran is now safe to visit, according to the Foreign Office  Photo: AP/FOTOLIA

It continues to advise against travel to the whole of Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia/Somaliland, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

eEgypt’s Sinai region is unsafe, according to official advice  Photo: AP/FOTOLIA

Travel to these countries is not impossible – indeed, tour operators such as Intrepid and Hinterland still offer tours to Afghanistan – but insurance can be difficult to come by.

A further 43 territories are deemed partly off-limits. They include Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Kenya, India, Egypt, Myanmar, Colombia and Bangladesh.

ttParts of Thailand and Myanmar are deemed off-limits  Photo: AP/FOTOLIA

For full details of which parts of each country are deemed unsafe, see the Foreign Office website.

Telegraph Travel has also produced this map, outlining the terror threat around the world.

Research by Tom Mulvihill and Oliver Smith. This map was first published on June 30, 2015, and updated on July 27, 2015.


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