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Top Euro Rates £500 Buys Euro
£1 =
TravelFx 573 1.1460
The Currency Club 569 1.1383
Griffin Financial 569 1.1370

Thu. 25th. May 2017 8:54pm




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Top US Dollar Rates £500 Buys US Dollar
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TravelFx 642 1.2847
Covent Garden FX 638 1.2764
The Currency Club 637 1.2748

Thu. 25th. May 2017 8:54pm




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GOV.UK Travel Advice

Nigeria
Thursday 25 May 2017 5:23pm
Latest update: Safety and security section (Niger Delta states) - secessionists calling for an independent state in the south-east have called on supporters to stay at home on 30 May 2017; previous similar protests have seen widespread closure of businesses; there may also be public demonstrations and protests on the days around 30 May 2017; there were outbreaks of violence the cities of Aba in Abia State and Onitsha in Anambra State during previous protests by secessionists; be especially vigilant in Abia State, Anambra State, Ebonyi State, Enugu State, Imo State, and the cities of Asaba in Delta State and Port Harcourt in Rivers State

Niger
Thursday 25 May 2017 5:17pm
Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Niger, including kidnapping; there are recent reports that terrorist groups may be targeting international humanitarian workers in Diffa province for kidnapping

Zimbabwe
Thursday 25 May 2017 5:01pm
Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Zimbabwe

Cambodia
Thursday 25 May 2017 4:07pm
Latest update: Summary – local elections will be held on 4 June 2017; it’s possible that political tensions will increase in the run-up to the election in June as political parties step up their campaigning; monitor local media closely and avoid all protests and demonstrations as they could turn violent; Entry requirements section (Visas) – tourist visas are available on arrival at the Phnom Penh or Siem Reap international airports for $30; if you wish to get a visa on arrival you should arrive with a passport photograph

Nepal
Thursday 25 May 2017 2:11pm
Latest update: Summary – update for second round of local elections on 14 June

Bahrain
Thursday 25 May 2017 1:58pm
Latest update: Safety & security section (Demonstrations) – information about planned demonstrations on 25 May, 2017

British Indian Ocean Territory
Thursday 25 May 2017 1:54pm
Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)

Sweden
Thursday 25 May 2017 12:36pm
Latest update: Summary - removal of information and advice about Manchester United v Ajax in the Europa League final on 24 May 2017

Saudi Arabia
Thursday 25 May 2017 12:14pm
Latest update: Terrorism section – you should be especially vigilant during periods of religious significance (including the holy month of Ramadan) and public holidays; terrorist groups sometimes call for attacks at these times; terrorists carried out several attacks in Saudi Arabia during Ramadan in 2016

Djibouti
Thursday 25 May 2017 11:34am
Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - updated information and advice following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Djibouti

Turkey
Thursday 25 May 2017 11:03am
Latest update: Terrorism section – be vigilant around significant religious occasions (including the holy month of Ramadan) and public holidays; terrorist groups sometimes call for attacks around these times

Yemen
Thursday 25 May 2017 10:57am
Latest update: Summary & Terrorism section – updated information and advice about the threat from terrorism following a review of the way in which the UK government describes the threat from terrorism in travel advice for all countries and territories; there's no change in the UK government’s assessment of the level of threat from terrorism in Yemen

Indonesia
Wednesday 24 May 2017 6:04pm
Latest Update: Summary - There have been reports of a bomb explosion at the Kampung Melayu bus station in East Jakarta on 24 May 2017. You should avoid this area. The FCO continues to advise that the threat from terrorism remains high in Indonesia. You should be vigilant, take care at all times, and follow the advice of the local authorities.

North Korea
Wednesday 24 May 2017 4:05pm
Latest update: Summary - tensions are high on the Korean peninsula; there's a continuing threat of further missile or nuclear tests, which could lead to greater instability in the region; there have been recent cases of foreign nationals being prevented from leaving the country and/or being detained; risks could increase if international tensions rise or the security situation deteriorates; you should follow the political and security situation very closely

South Korea
Wednesday 24 May 2017 4:01pm
Latest update: Summary and Safety & security section – updated information and advice about the level of inter-Korean tensions; there’s no change in the UK government’s assessment of the current level of threat from inter-Korean conflict; Safety and security section (Road travel) – updated statistics

Algeria
Wednesday 24 May 2017 12:28pm
Latest update: Terrorism section - terrorist groups have been active across the country and pose a threat throughout Algeria, including in Algiers and other major cities.

Dominica
Wednesday 24 May 2017 10:44am
Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) - in February 2017, a political demonstration in Dominica’s capital, Roseau, was broken up by police; further, smaller demonstrations have taken place since then; on 23 May 2017, there were reports that gunshots had been fired outside the parliament building; you should check to see if any demonstrations are planned during your visit and take extra care to avoid areas where protests may be held

Laos
Wednesday 24 May 2017 10:27am
Latest update: Safety and security section (Crime) – don’t leave your passport as a deposit or guarantee when hiring motorcycles; Local laws and customs section – don’t get involved with drugs; there have been a number of occasions where British nationals have suffered fatal overdoses from very small quantities; Health section - there are no proper mental health services or care facilities in Laos; professional treatment including medication is difficult and expensive to obtain and emergency mental health treatment is likely to require transfer to a country offering appropriate facilities

Bolivia
Wednesday 24 May 2017 9:47am
Latest update: Summary - removal of information about a 24-hour transport strike in the city of La Paz on 17 May 2017

Philippines
Wednesday 24 May 2017 4:54am
Latest update: Summary – clashes are underway between government forces and militants in Marawi City, Mindanao. On May 23 2017, President Duterte declared martial law for the whole of Mindanao for 60 days “in order to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety”. Government officials said martial law measures would include the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, the imposition of curfews and establishment of checkpoints. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to advise against all travel to western Mindanao including Marawi City; and against all but essential travel to eastern Mindanao. If you are in Marawi City you should remain indoors, monitor media reporting, and follow the advice of the Philippine authorities.

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