In the United Kingdom the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides free and up to date information and advice for citizens travelling abroad. The information is easily accessible on the FCO website (www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice) and covers health, security and sensible precautions to take whilst travelling. We urge you to look at it and hope you will feel free to call or email us if we can help with further information or you wish to discuss any aspect of the information provided.
Most other governments issue similar advice, and we hope the links listed below assist.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and National Travel Health Network and Centre have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy while travelling. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information check www.gov.uk/travelaware and follow @FCOtravel and Facebook.com/FCOtravel. The advice can change so check regularly for updates.
The State Department's office provides information on health and safety for every country in the world, as well as where consular offices and embassies are located. Information on visas, health and security information is available via their country search tool.
The Australian Smart Traveller website is provided by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is available to assist Australians in gaining information and travel advice relevant to them.
The Travel Advice and Advisories are the Government of Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information. They give you important advice to help you to make informed decisions and to travel safely while you are abroad.
The IATA travel centre offers a variety of information including passport, visa and health advice using their destination search tool.
Please also check with the consulate or embassy of each African country you wish to travel to for information on entry/visa requirements. Acacia is always happy to give advice about visas but requirements do change, sometimes with little or no notice, and we urge you to double check with the embassies/consulates twice. Once when you plan your travel and a second time 3-4 weeks before you depart for Africa in case of changes in the interim.