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Top Euro Rates £500 Buys Euro
£1 =
TravelFx 564 1.1270
Thomas Cook 560 1.1199
Griffin Financial 559 1.1176

Sun. 17th. December 2017 12:25am




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Top US Dollar Rates £500 Buys US Dollar
£1 =
TravelFx 662 1.3237
Thomas Cook 661 1.3210
Tesco 658 1.3161

Sun. 17th. December 2017 12:25am




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GOV.UK Travel Advice

Indonesia
Friday 15 December 2017 8:43pm
Latest Update: Summary Section - Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 has struck the coast of West Java

Japan
Friday 15 December 2017 4:38pm
Latest update: Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on local laws and attitudes in Japan on LGBT issues

Gabon
Friday 15 December 2017 3:52pm
Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on local laws and attitudes in Gabon on LGBT issues

Chad
Friday 15 December 2017 3:43pm
Latest update: Local laws and customs - updated information and advice on local laws in Chad on LGBT matters

Namibia
Friday 15 December 2017 2:50pm
Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Namibia on LGBT issues

Mozambique
Friday 15 December 2017 2:47pm
Latest update: Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Mozambique on LGBT issues

Pakistan
Friday 15 December 2017 1:26pm
Latest update: Summary - removal of information on protests at the Faislabad interchange between Islamabad and Rawalpindi and associated advice given to British High Commission staff in Islamabad and Karachi to limit their non-essential movements

South Sudan
Friday 15 December 2017 1:14pm
Latest update: Summary - removal of information about tensions in Juba in early November 2017; the FCO continue to advise against all travel to South Sudan

Honduras
Thursday 14 December 2017 4:51pm
Latest update: Summary - updated information on the 10pm to 5am curfew, which has been lifted in most cities but is still in place in Trujillo, Tela, Siguatepeque and Cortes; you should remain indoors during the curfew at all times and continue to follow the advice of the local authorities

Panama
Thursday 14 December 2017 2:22pm
Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and reissued with editorial amendments to the Safety and security section (Road travel and Local travel) and Money section

Uruguay
Thursday 14 December 2017 1:35pm
Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - addition of information on legal requirements when travelling by car with children; Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Uruguay on LGBT issues

The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Wednesday 13 December 2017 5:54pm
Latest update: Summary - updated information on calls for mass protests across the West Bank following President Trump’s announcement on 6 December recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; removal of information about Monarch repatriation flights, which have now ceased; Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories on LGBT issues

Israel
Wednesday 13 December 2017 5:50pm
Latest update: Summary - updated information on calls for mass protests across the West Bank following President Trump’s announcement on 6 December recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; removal of information about Monarch repatriation flights, which have now ceased; Local laws and customs section - addition of information and advice on laws and local attitudes in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories on LGBT issues

French Polynesia
Wednesday 13 December 2017 11:39am
Entry requirements section – UK emergency travel documents (ETDs) are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from French Polynesia

Bangladesh
Tuesday 12 December 2017 5:37pm
Summary & Terrorism section – while the last terrorist attacks to take place occurred in March 2017, targeting security forces, there is a risk that future attacks could target public gatherings. There’s also the risk that foreign nationals could be directly targeted in future attacks; you should consider your movements carefully and follow any specific advice of the local security authorities

Cuba
Tuesday 12 December 2017 4:35pm
Latest update: Entry requirements section - addition of links to further information on conditions for travel between Cuba and the United States; Summary - editorial amendments

Australia
Tuesday 12 December 2017 11:56am
Latest update: Local laws and customs section - updated information reflecting the change in Australian federal law on 7 December 2017 to recognise same-sex marriages

Qatar
Tuesday 12 December 2017 10:25am
Entry requirements section (Medication) – some prescribed and over the counter medicines that are available in the UK may be considered controlled substances in Qatar; if you need to bring controlled/prescription medication into Qatar, make sure you carry it in its original packaging, accompanied by your prescription and an official letter signed and stamped by your doctor stating the type of medication and why it's required; for further information you should contact the Qatari Embassy

Burundi
Tuesday 12 December 2017 10:09am
Local laws and customs section – updated information and advice on local laws and attitudes in Burundi on LGBT issues

USA
Monday 11 December 2017 5:48pm
Latest Update: On 11 December there was an explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, 42nd Street and 8th Ave, Manhattan, New York. The suspect has been arrested. As a result of this incident you may see additional police across the city including at transport hubs. You should remain vigilant at all times and follow the advice of the local security authorities.

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