Just to put our followers and mothers minds at rest; some helpful advice taken from the foreign office website (http://www.fco.gov.uk
) about some of the exotic places we're tavelling through. Algeria
- The high threat from terrorism in Algeria remains. You should exercise extreme caution at all times as terrorist attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers such as restaurants, hotels and shopping centres.
- Sustained small-scale attacks, including bombings, illegal roadblocks, kidnapping and murder, occur in many rural parts of the country.
- Armed groups are operating in the North and are known to be using land mines.
- There is an underlying threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.
- Localised outbreaks of civil unrest can occur at short notice.
- There is a general threat from terrorism in Nigeria. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.
- Outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in Nigeria have led to a small number of human fatalities. The last fatality was in 2007.
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- In February 2008 there was some civil unrest and rioting in Douala which spread to some other provinces in the country.
- The main type of incident for which British nationals required consular assistance in Cameroon in 2007 was dealing with victims of crime, mainly robberies or mugging, but frequently involving unnecessary levels of violence.