Travel Advice - 11 June 2013
In view of the street protests, which in certain cases have turned violent, taking place in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and other cities across Turkey, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises Maltese nationals presently in Turkey or planning to visit Turkey, to avoid all demonstrations. Maltese present in Turkey ought to be particularly vigilant at night time.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs further advises travellers to avoid visiting towns in close proximity to the Syrian border.
In case of difficulty within the country the Maltese Consulate General in Istanbul may be contacted on the following contact details:
CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALTA
16/11, Aydede Caddessi
34437 Taksim, Istanbul
Tel: 0090 212 311 12 12
Fax: 0090 (212) 311 12 00
Mobile: 0090 539 859 91 08
VOIP: 2204 2135/6
Travel Advice - 23 May 2013
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs wishes to advice Maltese travellers that although travelling to Libya is still possible, it is advisable if this is limited to essential business related travel. All Maltese in Libya should exercise caution and in case of difficulty may contact the Maltese Embassy in Tripoli or the Consulate(s) in Benghazi (and Misurata).
Travelling in the South of Tunisia
You are strongly advised to use and be accompanied by a reputable tour operator or an approved local guide if you plan travel in the south of Tunisia, particularly in southern border areas with Algeria. Tourists must obtain permission from the Tunisian authorities to enter certain desert areas bordering Algeria and southern military zones, and must travel with licensed guides and/or military escorts. Given the threat of kidnap in the southern border regions you should follow the advice of the Tunisian authorities on travel in these regions.
Travel Advice - 22 January 2013
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise against all but essential travel to the whole of Iraq, except to the Kurdistan region. There is a high threat of terrorism and violence in Iraq.
If travelling to areas of Iraq that are subject to travel restrictions it is advisable that you take all the necessary security precautions. Continuous vigilance is advised at all times in these areas.
The situation remains dangerous and volatile particularly in the governorates of Baghdad, Anbar, Diyala, Nineveh, Kirkuk and Salahhedine and, to some extent, in the southern regions. These include Qadisiyah, Dhi Qar, Basra, Missan and Wasit.
Travel to the areas bordering Iran and Turkey is discouraged.
Algeria – Travel Advice
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all but essential travel to areas within 50km of the Libyan and Tunisian borders, south of Tebessa, to areas within 450km of the Malian and Nigerian borders and within 100km of the Mauritanian border.