Changes to travel advice: FCDO’s removal of travel advice in 32 countries is ‘a joke’ | Travel News | To travel
Lifting the FCDO’s advice against all but essential travel for 32 countries may mean an easier vacation for Britons. Or, if an industry insider is to be believed, it’s just “a joke”.
Chris Rowles, President of AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) said: “Is this a joke in terrible taste?
“The FCDO can only attract ridicule when it names destinations like Algeria, Belarus, Djibouti, Liberia and Congo.
“These aren’t destinations on the majority of vacationer lists, quite frankly.
“And who knows, without Google or looking at a map with a good index, where are Tokelau and Niue on the globe?” “
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Tokelau and Niue are in the South Pacific, between Hawai’i and New Zealand.
Brits should travel to New Zealand or Samoa to visit either.
It should also be noted that international borders are currently closed in New Zealand and Samoa.
Foreign Minister Liz Truss said: “These rule changes will make travel easier.
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“And allow more of us to see friends and loved ones with greater peace of mind.”
Countries that the British can now potentially travel to include Kiribati, Micronesia and Tonga, Congo and Algeria.
Rory Boland, which one? Travel Editor, said: “The move, which creates a more unified set of rules, is good news for those hoping to book vacations or visit friends and family abroad.”
He advised the British to check the rules of the countries they plan to visit.
Tokelau and Niue
Sao Tome and Principe
The Solomon Islands