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Top Euro Rates £500 Buys Euro
£1 =
TravelFx 558 1.1154
Griffin Financial 554 1.1080
Covent Garden FX 554 1.1079

Tue. 24th. October 2017 4:40am

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Top US Dollar Rates £500 Buys US Dollar
£1 =
TravelFx 656 1.3110
Covent Garden FX 652 1.3044
Griffin Financial 652 1.3030

Tue. 24th. October 2017 4:40am

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GOV.UK Travel Advice

Monday 23 October 2017 5:32pm
Latest update: Summary (other parts of Ukraine, including Kyiv) - There have been several rallies in central Kyiv since 14 October 2017. Some political parties and groups are continuing to hold rallies. Policing of these events may include road closures. You should avoid all demonstrations and take extra care in public gatherings.

Monday 23 October 2017 3:45pm
minor editorial amendments

Monday 23 October 2017 3:36pm
Safety & security section (Crime) – there has been an increase in reports of thefts from visitors in night clubs and strip clubs around the old town pedestrian area in Bratislava as a result of drink spiking; you should seek recommendations for bars and clubs from trustworthy sources; keep a close eye on your drinks and only accept drinks that you have seen being prepared. There have been some instances of extortionate charging for drinks or having fraudulent transactions debited against credit/debit cards; you should consider taking sensible precautions to avoid this; Road travel – updated road traffic accident figures

Monday 23 October 2017 1:54pm
Summary - removal of information on the Arsenal vs Red Star Belgrade Europa League football match on 19 October

Monday 23 October 2017 1:50pm
Summary - removal of information on the Celtic vs Bayern Munich Champions League football match on 18 October

Monday 23 October 2017 1:45pm
Summary - removal of information on the Manchester United vs Benfica Champions League football match

Monday 23 October 2017 1:06pm
Summary – the Brussels region will introduce a low emission zone on the 1 January 2018

Friday 20 October 2017 8:20pm
Latest update: Summary – on 22 October 2017, a national census will take place in Peru during which there will be a curfew during the census from 8am to 5pm. Tourist services such as hotels and restaurants should continue to function as normal; if you’re travelling to Peru or are in Peru on that date, you can transit freely during the curfew carrying your passport unless you are a permanent resident. If you are a permanent resident in Peru, you should stay at your residence during the census for registration

Friday 20 October 2017 5:19pm
Summary -– removal of advice on forest fires in Galicia and Asturias

Friday 20 October 2017 5:16pm
Summary & Terrorism section – presidential elections will take place across Somaliland on 13 November 2017; on 14 October 2017 a large truck bomb exploded in central Mogadishu (Hodan District). This was Somalia’s deadliest ever terror attack with over 300 hundred killed and hundreds more injured.

Friday 20 October 2017 1:54pm
Natural Disasters section (Volcanoes) – on 4 October 2017, the summit of Cotopaxi volcano was re-opened after more than two years of restrictions following the August 2015 eruption. You should monitor official sources of information closely before considering a climb; (Rainy season) - removal of information on orange alerts in place for the rainy season; minor editorial amendments throughout

Sri Lanka
Friday 20 October 2017 12:19pm
Safety & security section (Wildlife) – you should be aware that some wildlife can be dangerous; iIf in doubt follow advice from authorised guides or local authorities

Friday 20 October 2017 10:50am
Latest Update: Summary - Thai authorities have announced that in November they will introduce a smoking ban on beaches in certain tourist areas, including in Koh Samui, Pattaya and in Phuket, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chon Buri and Songkhla provinces

Friday 20 October 2017 9:13am
Summary – Typhoon Lan is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to Japan from around 21 October 2017; you should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders

Thursday 19 October 2017 5:13pm
Summary - on 18 October 2017, the US Embassy in Senegal issued a security message related to potential terrorist activity in Dakar

Thursday 19 October 2017 5:05pm
Summary – there continue to be sporadic marches and protests in Lomé and around the country; you should remain vigilant, avoid crowds and demonstrations and monitor local media

Thursday 19 October 2017 4:18pm
Summary - following unrest and violence in the Mount Mulanje area, there are reports of tensions and unrest spreading to rural parts and township areas of Blantyre, Zomba and Nsanje districts. On 19 October 2017, there are also reports of unrest and disturbances on the Chileka Road which is the main route to the airport from Blantyre; you should exercise extreme caution in these areas, especially after dark, avoid any demonstrations or large groups of people and follow local security advice

Thursday 19 October 2017 4:04pm
Summary – US court orders have suspended the immigration measures, announced on 24 September for Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen

Wednesday 18 October 2017 3:58pm
Summary - removal of information on Liverpool v's NK Maribor Champions League match

South Africa
Wednesday 18 October 2017 3:58pm
Summary - there are regular protest marches and strike related demonstrations across South Africa, which can turn violent. Such marches and demonstrations can occur anywhere in South Africa, sometimes at short notice; you should avoid areas where demonstrations and marches are taking place, especially universities and government buildings; don’t attempt to cross protester roadblocks as this could provoke a violent reaction; you should monitor local and social media for updates

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