Britons issued UAE travel warning as holidaymakers encouraged to learn how to deal with a 'crisis' overseas

Britons issued UAE travel warning as holidaymakers encouraged to learn how to deal with a 'crisis' overseas

Britons going abroad have been urged to check travel advice

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 15/04/2024

- 16:09

British tourists have been given new guidance about visiting the UAE

Many Britons enjoy holidaying in the UAE, with Dubai being an incredibly popular tourist hotspot.

However, Britons planning on visiting the Middle Eastern country have been given a fresh warning about visiting the destination.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has issued advice to Britons travelling to the UAE in the wake of an attack by Iran on Israel.

The FCDO said: "On April 13, 2024, Iran carried out military action against Israel."

Dubai, UAE

Britons visiting the UAE have been advised to monitor the situation


Britons were advised to "monitor this travel advice and other media as the situation is changing fast".

The FCDO said: "Follow and contact FCDO travel on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also get email notifications when this travel advice is updated."

Britons were encouraged to "read the FCDO's advice on how to deal with a crisis overseas", available on the Government website, including large-scale terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and political unrest.

Information has been provided on how the FCDO defines a crisis, who and how the FCDO can help, what you can do during a crisis and how to prepare for a potential crisis. The FCDO also offered guidance on how they can support Britons after a crisis back in the UK.

Britons who have been affected by a crisis abroad can reach the FCDO at (+44) (0)207 008 5000.

The FCDO did add: "The help the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) can provide in a crisis may be limited, particularly in a country where we already advise against travel.

"We have a duty of care to our staff and we will not send them into a situation where we judge that their safety could be seriously at risk."

FCDO's advice for Britons before they travel

  • Make sure you have appropriate travel insurance
  • Find out if your holiday is financially protected, and what your rights are if your tour operator or travel company goes into administration before or during your holiday
  • Read FCDO travel advice for the country you are visiting to understand the risks and if there are any travel warnings
  • Sign up for FCDO Travel Advice email alerts, and follow Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) travel advice on Twitter and Facebook, and information from the nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate
Dubai, UAE

Dubai is a popular tourist destination for Britons who want to enjoy sun, skyscrapers and sand dunes


In other travel news, Britons were warned as a "fatal" disease was spotted across the globe.

Travel Health Pro, set up by the Department of Health to protect the health of British travellers, has warned Britons that yellow fever cases are being reported in several parts of the world.

Popular hotspot Trinidad in the Caribbean has been affected, in addition to parts of Africa, Central and South America.

Britons in Montenegro have also been warned of travel requirements, as arriving with invalid documents could see them denied entry.

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