Official Travel Advice for Western Sahara
Summary - update to information about the availability of consular support
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:
- areas of Western Sahara within 30km north/west of the Berm
- areas of Western Sahara south/east of the Berm
There is no British diplomatic presence in Western Sahara and consular support is severely limited. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Embassy in Rabat, Morocco. If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Western Sahara is a disputed territory and the UK regards its status as undetermined. See Political situation
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Western Sahara. You should be vigilant at all times. See Terrorism
The level of road safety is poor. There is a high risk of unexploded mines in remote areas. See Road travel
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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