‘Is this a joke?’ FCDO removal of advice against travel to 32 countries attracts criticism

The lifting of the FCDO advice against all but essential travel for 32 countries may mean easier holidays for Britons. Or, if one industry insider is to be believed, it’s just “a joke”.

Chris Rowles, chairman of AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) said: “Is this a joke in extremely poor taste?

“The FCDO can only attract ridicule when it names destinations such as Algeria, Belarus, Djibouti, Liberia and Congo.

“They are not destinations on the majority of holidaymakers’ lists, quite frankly.

“And who knows, without Googling or checking a map with a good index, where Tokelau and Niue sit on the globe?”

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Tokelau and Niue are in the South Pacific, between Hawai’i and New Zealand.

Britons would have to fly to New Zealand, or Samoa, to visit either.

It is also worth noting international borders are currently closed in New Zealand and in Samoa.

Foreign secretary, Liz Truss, said: “These rule tweaks will make travelling more straightforward.


“And allow more of us to see friends and loved ones with greater peace of mind.”

Countries Britons can now potentially travel to include Kiribati, Micronesia and Tonga, Congo and Algeria.

Rory Boland, Which? travel editor, said: “This move, which creates a more unified set of rules, is welcome news for those hoping to book holidays or visit friends and family abroad.”

He advised Britons to check the rules for the countries they are planning to visit.

Tokelau & Niue
Equatorial Guinea
French Polynesia
Marshall Islands
São Tomé and Príncipe
Solomon Islands

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