Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Travel Advice

Travel Advice – UKRAINE

 

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs wishes to advice Maltese nationals to avoid all travel to the Crimean Peninsula and all but non-essential travel to the eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk.  Maltese nationals in Ukraine should exercise caution and be vigilant throughout Ukraine.  Demonstrations and large public gatherings should be avoided.

 

In case of difficulty please contact either the Ministry for Foreign Affairs or Malta's Honorary Consul in Kiev:-

  

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Palazzo Parisio

Merchants' Street

Valletta

Tel: +356 2204 2372/2352

Mr    Email:helpline.mfa@gov.mt

 

Mr PAVLO MYKOLAYOVYCH GRECHKIVSKY, Hon. Consul

       2nd Floor, 13/1, Chervonoarmiyska Street, Kyiv, 01601 Ukraine

       Tel: 0038 044 2355152

       Fax: 0038 044 2355152

       Email: pavlo@abglaw.ua

 

Malta MFA Travel Advice Egypt – 2 December 2013

 

Maltese nationals are advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Egypt at this time. International transit through Cairo International Airport is not deemed to pose any danger.

 

Following the announcement by the Egyptian PM of the new Assembly (Protest) Law on 24 November, ongoing protests and social unrest pursued leading to clashes and arrests. It is strongly recommended to avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings and be alert at all times for signs of tension. At the first sign of these protests it is being advised to leave the area immediately. Avoid any attempt to cross road blocks under the supervision of the security forces or protesters. Any valid photographic identification should be with you at all times.

 

 

The Embassy of Malta in Cairo is monitoring the situation. Maltese Nationals from Malta may contact the Embassy on the VOIP indicated hereunder during office hours:

 

VOIP:               2204 2023 – Office secretary

                        2204 2022 – Consul Albert Grech

Chancery:         +20 (2)2736 2368/9

Emergency:       +20 1020333457 (available 24 hours)

Travel Advice Egypt - 19 November 2013

 

Maltese nationals are advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Egypt at this time. International transit through Cairo International Airport is not deemed to pose any danger.

 

Although the State of Emergency and curfew have been lifted, a heavy security presence remains in place throughout Egypt.

 

The Embassy of Malta in Cairo is monitoring the situation. Maltese Nationals from Malta may contact the Embassy on the VOIP indicated hereunder during office hours:

 

VOIP:               2204 2023 – Office secretary

                        2204 2022 – Consul Albert Grech

Chancery:         +20 (2)2736 2368/9

Emergency:       +20 1020333457 (available 24 hours)

Travel Advice Egypt - 15 August 2013  

In view of the current political tension in Egypt, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs recommends against all but essential travel to Egypt except to resorts on the Red Sea in South Sinai and those resorts on the Egyptian mainland in Red Sea governorate.  

In the past twenty-four hours a number of serious violent acts have been reported to have occurred in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. The Egyptian authorities have declared a State of Emergency throughout the country for the next month.

A curfew from 19.00 hrs to 6.00 hrs has also been imposed. Maltese nationals are strongly advised to respect these and any other measures the Egyptian authorities may deem necessary to introduce.   Although we are not recommending immediate departure at the moment, Maltese nationals present in Egypt should exercise extreme caution while remaining close to a place where they can seek shelter at short notice.

Avoiding crowds and demonstrations is essential to one’s safety, particularly in large cities. If travellers become aware of any nearby protests, they should leave the area immediately. Travellers are also strongly advised to carry on them at all times some form of identification document. A comprehensive insurance policy is also strongly recommended.      

The situation remains fluid and the Ministry, through Malta’s Embassy in Cairo is monitoring developments on the ground to ascertain any further precautionary measures to announce to the Maltese public.  

In case of difficulty within the country the Maltese Embassy in Cairo may be contacted on the following contact details:      

EMBASSY OF MALTA
1 El, Saleh Ayoub Street,
2nd floor, Apt. 24, Zamalek, Cairo.  

VOIP: 2204 2023 Office secretary,

Ambassador George Cassar 2204 2021,

Consul Albert A. Grech 2204 2022.  

Chancery Tel: 0020 (2) 273 623 68/9  

Emergency 00 20 1005810581, 00 20 0106 7088118.  

Email: maltaembassy.cairo@gov.mt;

Ambassador: george.j.cassar@gov.mt;

Consul: albert.a.grech@gov.mt

 

Travel Advice - 11 June 2013

 

 

In view of the street protests, which in certain cases have turned violent, taking place in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and other cities across Turkey, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises Maltese nationals presently in Turkey or planning to visit Turkey, to avoid all demonstrations.  Maltese present in Turkey ought to be particularly vigilant at night time.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs further advises travellers to avoid visiting towns in close proximity to the Syrian border.

In case of difficulty within the country the Maltese Consulate General in Istanbul may be contacted on the following contact details:

 

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALTA

16/11, Aydede Caddessi

34437 Taksim, Istanbul

Tel: 0090 212 311 12 12

Fax: 0090 (212) 311 12 00

Mobile: 0090 539 859 91 08

VOIP: 2204 2135/6

E-mail: maltaconsulate.istanbul@gov.mt

Travel Advice - 23 May 2013

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs wishes to advice Maltese travellers that although travelling to Libya is still possible, it is advisable if this is limited to essential business related travel. All Maltese in Libya should exercise caution and in case of difficulty may contact the Maltese Embassy in Tripoli or the Consulate(s) in Benghazi (and Misurata).

Travelling in the South of Tunisia

You are strongly advised to use and be accompanied by a reputable tour operator or an approved local guide if you plan travel in the south of Tunisia, particularly in southern border areas with Algeria. Tourists must obtain permission from the Tunisian authorities to enter certain desert areas bordering Algeria and southern military zones, and must travel with licensed guides and/or military escorts. Given the threat of kidnap in the southern border regions you should follow the advice of the Tunisian authorities on travel in these regions.

Travel Advice - 22 January 2013

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise against all but essential travel to the whole of Iraq, except to the Kurdistan region. There is a high threat of terrorism and violence in Iraq.

If travelling to areas of Iraq that are subject to travel restrictions it is advisable that you take all the necessary security precautions. Continuous vigilance is advised at all times in these areas. 

The situation remains dangerous and volatile particularly in the governorates of Baghdad, Anbar, Diyala, Nineveh, Kirkuk and Salahhedine and, to some extent, in the southern regions. These include Qadisiyah, Dhi Qar, Basra, Missan and Wasit.

Travel to the areas bordering Iran and Turkey is discouraged.

Algeria – Travel Advice

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all but essential travel to areas within 50km of the Libyan and Tunisian borders, south of Tebessa, to areas within 450km of the Malian and Nigerian borders and within 100km of the Mauritanian border.

 


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